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Quarantine Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 26, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
Works as every bit the disposable jolt dispenser it's assembled to be.
Clay Cane
BET.com
July 3, 2009
'Quarantine' is a solid horror movie and one of the better to be released this year. The last 15 minutes is hardcore suspense that redeem any cheap movie making flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
April 7, 2009
Develops into a legitimately unnerving experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 50/100
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 25, 2009
...one could surely do far worse as far as horror remakes go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
March 1, 2009
A respectable, if uninspired, adaptation of... [REC], a Blair Witch-style variation on zombie movie cliches that might seem fresher had it not opened after veteran George Romero's grimly pared-down Diary of the Dead.
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
February 25, 2009
Real no frills filmmaking. Anything that gets in the way of the main idea is stripped to the bone. This includes certain niceties like character, humor, and even story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
February 24, 2009
Not as frightening as it should be, but still better than the average Hollywood scare-a-thon.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 16, 2009
We are saddled with the limitations of the 'found' film premise - seemingly endless screaming and scrabbling around in the dark, filmed from just a single angle.
| Original Score: 60/100
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
February 8, 2009
An eye-popping both metaphorical and literal genocidal rat race scare scenario made especially haunting when it kicks in, with its post-9/11 domestic terror lurking around every corner, hyper-paranoid sensibility.
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
January 2, 2009
An affair that aims low and succeeds well in such.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
December 1, 2008
The camera bounces along, its path blocked frequently by the back of some fleeing figure, so that you're never quite sure where you are, where you're going or what you're looking at...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
December 1, 2008
The premise isn't bad; I like the fact this hysteria happens in and around people's homes, because it's an excuse for the filmmakers to uncover secrets normally kept behind closed doors. A pity there are no great revelations here.
Andrew J. McGlinn
FILMINK (Australia)
December 1, 2008
It's one of those rare movies where you can't quite ascertain as to whether the filmmakers are trying to create scares or laughs.
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
December 1, 2008
Delivers a pleasingly high quota of decent jolts as the body count mounts and the TV airhead becomes increasingly hysterical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
December 1, 2008
The Spanish film worked better than John Erick Dowdle's remake, which is, if possible, even more chaotically filmed to the point that you often haven't got the slightest idea what's happening -- you just know that it's nasty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
November 21, 2008
As a visceral, camera-shuddery ride into foamy-mouthed zombie hell, it's efficient enough - but if you've already seen [Rec], steer clear...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
November 21, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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