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In theaters Oct 10, 2008
R, 1 hr. 29 min.


Movie Info

Synopsis: Television reporter Angela Vidal and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 29 min.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Theater Release: Oct 10, 2008
DVD Release: Feb 17, 2009


Jennifer Carpenter

Angela Vidal
Steve Harris

Scott Percival
Johnathon Schaech

George Fletcher
Columbus Short

Danny Wilensky
Andrew Fiscella

James McCreedy
Rade Serbedzija

Yuri Ivanov
Greg Germann


Critic Reviews

Consensus: Quarantine uses effective atmosphere and consistent scares to stand above the crop of recent horror films.
  • 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. More...
  • Even those who despise remakes will have to admit that director John Erick Dowdle's furious retread is scary as hell. More...
  • Quarantine feels awfully familiar, and it grows less convincing with each passing moment. At its worst, it abandons realism entirely and flirts with gory kitsch. More...
  • Quarantine is based on the 2007 Spanish thriller [REC]. Like any imitation, the quality's not as good, but this is about cheap thrills, of which there are not enough. More...
  • Give Quarantine credit: Without resorting to computer-generated monsters or supernatural explanations, it uses consistent logic and confinement to find new ways of being scary. More...
  • Quarantine, yet another pseudo-documentary horror movie, delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks. More...
  • I have seen many execrable films -- Plan 9 From Outer Space, Disaster Movie, Batman & Robin -- but never has a movie made me so physically ill. More...
  • Quarantine fails to correct some of the problems evident in its predecessor while also incorporating a few defects of its own. More...
  • No, the script isn't anything special and the novelty long ago wore off in this style of movie making. But the execution in this film from John Erick Dowdle is amazing, the camera work and cutting perfect. More...
  • Quarantine is a modestly inventive, sporadically exciting thriller that nonetheless proves too faithful to its central conceit for its own good. More...

User Reviews

  • Predictable but not bad. I really dont have much more to add.
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  • 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...
  • This movie is only good if you have your sound system cranked up with dim lights. Watched it in the movie theaters and scared the crap out of me......
  • Jennifer Capenter stars as "reporter who refuses to let her camera man stop recording unless there is violence involving dogs." Steve Harris is...
  • I switched off watching it. It wasn't that great and you're too busy focusing on the subtitles!
  • Unfortunately, this movie was worse than what I had anticipated. It kind of ruins the entire movie when the ending is in the trailer, (girl gets...
  • It was alright. Nothing too spectacular or frightening. But can I just point out one thing... Jay Hernandez = YUM!
  • B+
  • An intense, somewhat apocalyptic thriller regarding a television reporter(Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman who are assigned to spend a night...