[REC] 3 Genesis Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
November 5, 2012
Like with the previous films, you can expect lots of blood and gruesome kills, but after a while, you come to the realization that the filmmakers aren't doing anything new with the series, turning this into a rather perfunctory exercise.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 25, 2012
As well as ditching the handheld gimmick and serious tone, Genesis has also jettisoned the spirit that made the first two films so riotously entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grant Rollings
Sun Online
September 3, 2012
If you can't get enough of people having their heads sawn in half, this may entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
December 3, 2012
Well, bite me, if this movie didn't suck.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Henry Barnes
Guardian
August 30, 2012
A prequel that trades the scratchy terror of its predecessors for hit-and-miss body shocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
August 31, 2012
acknowledges the increasing stalenesss of 'found footage', but fails to find anything new with which to replace this format, while also jettisoning the genuine frights of the earlier [REC] films...
Nick Schager
Boxoffice Magazine
August 14, 2012
An avalanche of unadventurous nastiness and moldy meta gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
September 7, 2012
Beyond the basic idea and the few clever gems that spawn from it, [REC] 3 doesn't improve on the formula much.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 6, 2012
Like vampires, this genre is getting deadly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
August 29, 2012
Yawn of the Dead.
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
August 30, 2012
Somebody alert the advertising watchdog. There's a DOA zombie flick doing the rounds pretending to be a [REC] movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
August 21, 2012
For all its gleeful limb-severing, offal-scoffing and chainsaw-wielding, this disco mirrorball of a movie scatters ideas in all directions, rather than focusing the spotlight on what counts - the scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
July 19, 2012
This decision to quarantine the shaky camerawork to the pre-credits exposition at once comes as an admission that the handheld cinematography is a gimmick and marks a slide into more conventional (i.e. dull) territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 34/100
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
September 17, 2012
Just because a movie is subtitled doesn't mean it's any more imaginative or better crafted than domestic films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 7, 2012
"Zombieland" and possibly "Shaun of the Dead" aside, this isn't a genre with a lot of life in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
August 27, 2012
Paco Plaza's third REC film follows the same format as the rest, but the early franchise frights are missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 21, 2012
...a garden-variety zombie movie that boasts few attributes designed to separate it from its legion of competitors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 6, 2012
With slapstick smothering the scares, "[REC 3]" is further marred by a plot in which the muted Catholicism of its antecedents is turned up to full blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
August 30, 2012
If a fourth entry wasn't already in the works, [Rec] 3: Genesis could have easily represented the nail in the franchise's coffin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
August 3, 2012
Doesn't come close to earning the revery of its moniker. This is one misbegotten deviation from the norm not worth repeating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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