Isolation
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An experiment in bovine genetic modification goes horrifically wrong in writer/director Billy O'Brien's debut feature, Isolation. John Lynch stars as Dan a cattle farmer on the remote Irish countryside, whose ex, Orla (Essie Davis of the Matrix films), a veterinarian, has convinced him to take part in a profit-driven experiment on his cows, run by John (Marcel Iures), an officious scientist who seems very concerned with maintaining secrecy. Orla is conducting a routine check on a pregnant cow, and her hand is inside the animal, checking the unborn calf, when something bites at her.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"Novice writer-director Billy O'Brien brings a seriousness of purpose and a modicum of showmanship to the task of serving generic B-movie cheese in Isolation"
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Taking itself far too seriously and nearly devoid of suspense, Isolation gets kudos for a nice try... but I can't recommend it."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, About.com
"Will the movie, which was actually quite cool and stylish for the first half, turn into a typical sci-fi/horror/slasher flick? Yes."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Working from a rather inauspicious premise ... writer-director Billy O'Brien conjures a remarkable genre achievement: a somber, sad, and absolutely convincing film that is also genuinely terrifying."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Fans of good old-fashioned creature features should be very pleased..."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"A grim, gruesome, and gloriously gross horror flick about mutated cows and the poor saps stuck on an isolated farm with the bloody bovines."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Isolation is a claustrophobic, increasingly icky chiller that is just as horrifying for its underlying ideas as for the more visceral shocks that it presents on screen."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"...too much buildup and not enough payoff."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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