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[REC] 3 Genesis Reviews

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Jeff Beck

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 Source: | Original Score: 6/10

November 5, 2012
Shaun Munro
What Culture

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 Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2/5

August 25, 2012
Grant Rollings
Sun Online

If you can't get enough of people having their heads sawn in half, this may entertain.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 1/5

September 3, 2012
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Well, bite me, if this movie didn't suck.

Full Review Source: Movie Chambers | Original Score: D+

December 3, 2012
Henry Barnes

A prequel that trades the scratchy terror of its predecessors for hit-and-miss body shocks.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

August 30, 2012
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

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...

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

August 31, 2012
Nick Schager
Boxoffice Magazine

An avalanche of unadventurous nastiness and moldy meta gags.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

August 14, 2012
Rob Vaux

Beyond the basic idea and the few clever gems that spawn from it, [REC] 3 doesn't improve on the formula much.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

September 7, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Like vampires, this genre is getting deadly.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

September 6, 2012
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Yawn of the Dead.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies

August 29, 2012
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

Somebody alert the advertising watchdog. There's a DOA zombie flick doing the rounds pretending to be a [REC] movie.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

August 30, 2012
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

August 21, 2012
Jeremy Heilman

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 Source: | Original Score: 34/100

July 19, 2012
Dan Lybarger
KC Active

Just because a movie is subtitled doesn't mean it's any more imaginative or better crafted than domestic films.

Full Review Source: KC Active | Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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"Zombieland" and possibly "Shaun of the Dead" aside, this isn't a genre with a lot of life in it.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 7, 2012
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine

Paco Plaza's third REC film follows the same format as the rest, but the early franchise frights are missing.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

August 27, 2012
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a garden-variety zombie movie that boasts few attributes designed to separate it from its legion of competitors.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

October 21, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 6, 2012
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 30, 2012
Dustin Putman

Doesn't come close to earning the revery of its moniker. This is one misbegotten deviation from the norm not worth repeating.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

August 3, 2012
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