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Quarantine Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| 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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Jim Ridley
L.A. Weekly
October 16, 2008
Even those who despise remakes will have to admit that director John Erick Dowdle's furious retread is scary as hell.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
October 13, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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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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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 13, 2008
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 13, 2008
Quarantine, yet another pseudo-documentary horror movie, delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 10, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
October 10, 2008
Quarantine is a modestly inventive, sporadically exciting thriller that nonetheless proves too faithful to its central conceit for its own good.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 10, 2008
This derivative horror flick can be confined along with its numerous inspirations.
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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly
October 10, 2008
Quarantine director John Erick Dowdle and co-writing brother Drew wisely stick close to the told-from-the-cameraman's point-of-view template of the terrific original.
Full Review | Original Score: B+