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[Rec] Reviews

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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
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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
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
February 29, 2008
A shock-a-minute mini-masterpiece of sound design, tricky jolts, and wonderfully distressing tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
November 23, 2007
Rec] is a great if you're after some scares, and it will definitely have you squirming in your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
November 23, 2007
[Rec] is wonderfully paced and there are some genuine scares as bodies unexpectedly fall into frame or jump out of the darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Alissa Simon
Variety
November 5, 2007
Lazily scripted, without even a pretense of character development or psychological depth, it offers nothing new for genre fans and no reason for mainstream auds to bite.
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