[Rec] Reviews

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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.
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.
March 14, 2019
A sterling effort in the eventually overplayed "found footage" genre.
September 6, 2017
There wouldn't be much more to say if Spanish cinema didn't demonstrate a continued ability to reinvent the horror genre. REC, in this case, is a bad exception. [Full review in Spanish]
August 22, 2017
. . .this film is a quick way to learn to treasure your peaceful quiet existence.
September 29, 2015
The Spanish horror movie Rec promises, in the first act at least, to be a profoundly disturbing experience.
September 29, 2015
[Rec] sets out to terrify and it succeeds nicely.
September 29, 2015
If you're going to a horror movie, it's because you want to be scared senseless. In this regard, they don't come better than [REC].
September 29, 2015
Midway through, the plot blows a gasket and the camerawork turns altogether crazed, joggling us about in the semi-darkness while the soundtrack rings to distorted screams.
September 29, 2015
The film corners you with the ferocity of a Spanish inquisitor with a branding iron and holds you there to the bitter end.
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