Critics Consensus

Quarantine uses effective atmosphere and consistent scares to stand above the crop of recent horror films.



Total Count: 84


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User Ratings: 881,908
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Movie Info

Television reporter Angela Vidal and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape.

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Jennifer Carpenter
as Angela Vidal
Steve Harris
as Scott Percival
Johnathon Schaech
as George Fletcher
Columbus Short
as Danny Wilensky
Andrew Fiscella
as James McCreedy
Rade Serbedzija
as Yuri Ivanov
Greg Germann
as Lawrence
Elaine Kagan
as Wanda Marimon
Joey King
as Briana
Stacy Chbosky
as Elise Jackson
Jeannie Epper
as Ms. Espinoza
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem
as Wounded Woman
Christian Svensson
as Armed Guard
Donovan Scott
as Armed Guard
Michael Potter
as Chief of Police
Jane Park Smith
as News Reporter
Craig Susser
as Hazmat Guard
Bert Jernigan
as Hazmat Guard
Doug Jones
as Thin Infected Man
John Meier
as Repelling Guard
Troy M. Gilbert
as Rebelling Guard
Shawn Driscoll
as Firefighter
Bryan Ross
as Firefighter
Robert Hall
as Puppeteer
Ben Stockham
as Infected Child
Mike Hyland
as Video Guy
Ben Messmer
as Griffin
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Critic Reviews for Quarantine

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (19)

  • Shame on the filmmakers for reducing one of the main characters to an incessantly whimpering, hyperventilating embodiment of fingernails on a chalkboard for what feels like the final third of the film.

    Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 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...

    Dec 1, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Delivers a pleasingly high quota of decent jolts as the body count mounts and the TV airhead becomes increasingly hysterical.

    Dec 1, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Nov 21, 2008 | Rating: 1/6 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Nov 21, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Good news for those who missed the Spanish zombie horror [REC] when it opened here a few months back. Here comes the inevitable fast-tracked Hollywood remake, which covers the same ground without the burden of all those subtitled hysterics.

    Nov 21, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Quarantine

  • Nov 01, 2015
    Pretty suspenseful but not really that good.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 21, 2014
    A frame to frame American version of [REC], Still pretty good but if you seen [REC] then you know what's coming and when, Only a few extra scenes added in but the Spanish original version is much more scarier, But if you haven't seen the original then maybe you will find it more enjoyable.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 08, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2012
    The remake failed to be realistic, but I acknowledged the intention of making it look like the original film with the addition of Jay Hernandez.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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