Quarantine

Quarantine

Quarantine

American re-make of great Spanish horror film [REC], providing a found-footage account of the last remaining residents of an apartment block, quarantined after a zombie-virus outbreak.

A small TV crew, documenting a night with firemen, are called out to a Los Angeles apartment building where strange, murderous things are happening. The building is quickly quarantined by authorities, trapping all inside to face an outbreak of a zombie-virus-epidemic.

2007Rating: R18, contains violence & horror89 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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A modestly inventive, sporadically exciting thriller that nonetheless proves too faithful to its central conceit for its own good.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The template is familiar, but Quarantine delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks.

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LA Weekly

LA Weekly

press

It's a shame that this English-language cover of an excellent Spanish shocker will eclipse the original, at least in U.S. theaters -- but 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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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Oh, "Blair Witch," what hath thou wrought? It has taken less than a decade, but the concept of horror films filmed documentary-style has officially become a tiresome cliche.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Worth seeing for its solid first two acts, some terrific acting by some favorite character actors, and a several solid spook-show scares.

3.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As a visceral, camera-shuddery ride into foamy-mouthed zombie hell, it’s efficient enough -- but if you’ve already seen [Rec], steer clear...

3.0
0

If you hadn't seen [REC] (the wicked Spanish film this is based on), it will still be well worth while. Though comparatively, the original is better.

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

A modestly inventive, sporadically exciting thriller that nonetheless proves too faithful to its central conceit for its own good.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The template is familiar, but Quarantine delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks.

0
LA Weekly

LA Weekly

press

It's a shame that this English-language cover of an excellent Spanish shocker will eclipse the original, at least in U.S. theaters -- but even those who despise remakes will have to admit that director John Erick Dowdle's furious retread is scary as hell.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Oh, "Blair Witch," what hath thou wrought? It has taken less than a decade, but the concept of horror films filmed documentary-style has officially become a tiresome cliche.

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Worth seeing for its solid first two acts, some terrific acting by some favorite character actors, and a several solid spook-show scares.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As a visceral, camera-shuddery ride into foamy-mouthed zombie hell, it’s efficient enough -- but if you’ve already seen [Rec], steer clear...

3.0
0

If you hadn't seen [REC] (the wicked Spanish film this is based on), it will still be well worth while. Though comparatively, the original is better.

2.0
0