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Quarantine Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
William Goss
December 17, 2009
Works as every bit the disposable jolt dispenser it's assembled to be.
Clay Cane
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
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.
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-
Prairie Miller
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.
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
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
November 21, 2008
Just like its forebear, this is bluntly effective exercise in first-person horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
November 21, 2008
Quarantine is a lucrative steal by Dowdle. The Spanish original is arguably the best vérité fright movie since The Blair Witch Project. The American version is not quite in the same league.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 21, 2008
What director John Erick Dowdie has done is veer away from the supernatural atmosphere of the Spanish version and ramped up the bloodletting - it's more gory than ghostly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Total Film
November 21, 2008
Despite tweaking the format, Quarantine successfully replicates the claustrophobic tension of [REC] and cranks up the sudden eruptions of frenzied violence, making it as much of a white-knuckle terror ride as it was the first time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Daily Mirror (UK)
November 21, 2008
I raved about the oddly-titled Spanish horror [Rec], saying it turned the terror up to 10. Now, as night follows day, it's time for a Hollywood remake - and the result isn't half bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

The Sun (UK)
November 21, 2008
If you didn't catch REC fever first time round, let yourself get bitten by Quarantine. Such brilliance is an isolated incident in modern scary movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
November 21, 2008
Quarantine is a well-acted, competent remake that doesn't betray the original, though it's somehow less scary and slightly longer than it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
November 20, 2008
Jennifer Carpenter is terrific as the news reporter who gets swallowed up in her own story, and leads an excellent cast, all of whom bring a veracity to this remake in the hands of the talented Dowdle brothers
Victor Olliver
November 20, 2008
Unlike so many other jerky camera horrors, and even zombie film shockers, Quarantine escalates the tension with a perfect sense of fearful exploitation. One of the best chillers of 08.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
October 31, 2008
What's a smart, well-crafted horror movie like Quarantine doing in today's marketplace?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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