[Rec] Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
Quick and to the point when it comes to delivering scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 14, 2010
Superbly acted, brilliantly directed and absolutely bloody terrifying, this is one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
July 13, 2009
Directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, rising stars in the Spanish horror scene, create a buzzing urgency in a familiar premise...
Jason Morgan
Filmcritic.com
April 29, 2009
Not since John Carpenter's one-shot intro to Halloween has POV horror been this good.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
March 1, 2009
This short, stripped-down, first-person horror picture delivers some brutally effective shocks and gradually conjures a haunting atmosphere of ever-escalating panic and despair.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
November 14, 2008
Impressiona pelo ritmo, pelas atuações, pela intensidade e pela excepcional edição de som, revelando-se sempre tenso e, nos melhores momentos, absolutamente assustador.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 25, 2008
This Spanish horror thriller is based on a great idea that takes a new bite at the zombie genre, combined with a different way of telling the story," says Andrew
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 9, 2008
A well-made funhouse ride of pure terror and near-breathless dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
August 21, 2008
[REC] is ridiculously good. It's a show-stopping terror trip through something that really shouldn't work all that well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 31, 2008
A demonic, barnstorming, cinema verite horror experience that pulls few punches, fears no genre taboo, and reaches for the throat with delightful intimidation.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
June 29, 2008
einai akoma kalytero apo oso akoygetai, kai oti tha 'thelan na ginoyn otan megalosoyn oi shetikes prospatheies apo The Blair Witch Project (1999), mehri The Zombie Diaries (2006), Diary of the Dead (2007) i Cloverfield (2008)
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 19, 2008
i usually hate these movies, but i kinda liked this one
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 24, 2008
At its best, "[REC]" is a stress test, with genuinely frightening and surreal use of grainy, fidgety camerawork and eerie night-vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Glasby
Film4
April 11, 2008
An unexceptional workout for the adrenaline glands nudged up several notches by a climax that will cause muchos trouser trauma to all but the recently deceased.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Salisbury
Total Film
April 11, 2008
Gripping, unsettling and truly horrific, [REC] is much more than the gimmick suggested by its title. Prepare to squirm, wince and wonder at how a potential Blair Witch knock-off is quite so grimy and engrossing. And don't eat dinner before you see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 11, 2008
The final reel is real eyes-behind-your-fingers type stuff with the filmmakers cranking up the audience's apprehension to I-really-would-rather-be-somewhere-else levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
April 11, 2008
A brilliantly staged early scare signals that the safety rails are off and, despite an unexpected, last-minute swerve into the supernatural realm, the edge-of-the-seat tension is sustained to the very last second.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 11, 2008
Even thought it's the third such effort to employ handheld camera in a zombie flick, this has more than enough shocks to hold its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 10, 2008
...boasts a number of brutal and unexpectedly creepy interludes that instantly set it apart from its stylistically-similar yet thoroughly inferior brethren...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 10, 2008
While utterly nihilistic in its attempts to disorient the audience, the directors keep "[REC]" a consistently terrifying experience with some of the most gruesome deaths filmed...
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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