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Quarantine Reviews

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Ali Gray
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
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James Berardinelli
October 10, 2008
Quarantine fails to correct some of the problems evident in its predecessor while also incorporating a few defects of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
April 7, 2009
Develops into a legitimately unnerving experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 50/100
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.
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
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.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 12, 2008
This isn't as good as CLOVERFIELD, but it does a pretty decent job at generating some thrills. Unfortunately, the movie is ruined by Carpenter's distractingly awful performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Holcomb
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
Brian Orndorf
October 9, 2008
Quarantine is the unavoidable American replica, only this version has ingested a bottle of idiot pills and washed it all down with a full glass of directorial incompetence.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 16, 2008
...a movie that didn't need to be made and which no one needs to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
October 18, 2008
A rote reproduction of a more effective film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 18, 2008
My suggestion is to see the original first and then skip this one altogether...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
January 2, 2009
An affair that aims low and succeeds well in such.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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-
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
October 17, 2008
Visually, this one mirrors Cloverfield right down to the dropped camera left to record what happens when the humans in the vicinity have been, uh, quarantined.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tony Wong
Toronto Star
October 13, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe
October 13, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
September 16, 2008
Actress Jennifer Carpenter of Exorcism of Emily Rose fame surely deserves some kind of award for giving the most hysterical over-the-top performance in a horror movie since Marilyn Burns in the original 1974 Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

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