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|Rating:||R (for bloody violence and disturbing content, terror and language)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense, Horror|
|Directed By:||John Erick Dowdle|
|Written By:||John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle, Paco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró, Luis A. Berdejo|
|In Theaters:||Oct 10, 2008 Wide|
|On DVD:||Feb 17, 2009|
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Critic Reviews for Quarantine
An American remake of the Spanish horror movie '[Rec]' that adopts the same basic recipe, but removes any hint of flavour or texture, reducing cutting-edge Catalan cuisine to bland, bite-sized McNuggets.
I don't care how dedicated a TV journalist you are: when a rabid, shrieking hellion lunges for your neck, teeth a-gnashin', it's time to hit the standby button and defend yourself.
Quarantine is symptomatic of a broken industry; one that would rather remake a perfectly good foreign language film with nice, safe, recognisable American faces rather than plough any money into original concepts.
The best thing about this cheesy rip-off mockumentary-styled horror pic is that I didn't catch its virus or vomit after following its shaky developments.
Works as every bit the disposable jolt dispenser it's assembled to be.
Audience Reviews for Quarantine
Predictable but not bad. I really dont have much more to add.
Mediocre remake of Rec, which is far superior in every way, Quarantine is a poorly constructed film that uses everything from the original film to create its terror. Like every other horror fan, I have a love / hate relationship with remakes. Some are good, some not so good. Some lack anything that would it interesting viewing, others are pretty good even though they're not all that memorable. With Quarantine we have a remake that just doesn't deliver. The cast aren't that great, many deliver mundane performances, especially Jennifer Carpenter, who unlike her role in Dexter, doesn't do anything interesting with her character. This is yet another pointless remake to a great film. Hell, that sentence seems to be used a lot to describe remakes, but it is very true. Rec was a stunning found footage film, a great piece of horror that brought genuine chills to a franchise obsessed with remaking everything. Quarantine is a mediocre remake at best, the film is a bit entertaining, but as a fan of Rec, I don't think that this film stands out and doesn't deliver the thrills that the original gave its viewers. Quarantine is a film to watch only if you're totally bored. If you want the total effect of a memorable and watchable horror film, then give Rec a view. If you're looking for genuine scares watching this remake, you may be disappointed as the script suffers from the usual jump scares cliché, and in the end it doesn't make Quarantine a worthy film to watch. Add to that a mediocre cast, and you've got another forgettable remake on your hands. Watch Rec instead.
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