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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"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."
‑ Tony Wong, Toronto Star
"I don't care how dedicated a TV journalist you are: when a rabid, shrieking hellion lunges for your neck, teeth a-gnashin', it's time to hit the standby button and defend yourself."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Works as every bit the disposable jolt dispenser it's assembled to be."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"...one could surely do far worse as far as horror remakes go."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Even those who despise remakes will have to admit that director John Erick Dowdle's furious retread is scary as hell."
‑ Jim Ridley, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"'Quarantine' is a solid horror movie and one of the better to be released this year. The last 15 minutes is hardcore suspense that redeem any cheap movie making flaws."
‑ Clay Cane, BET.com
"A respectable, if uninspired, adaptation of... [REC], a Blair Witch-style variation on zombie movie cliches that might seem fresher had it not opened after veteran George Romero's grimly pared-down Diary of the Dead."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"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."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Quarantine, yet another pseudo-documentary horror movie, delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"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."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Develops into a legitimately unnerving experience."
‑ Jeffrey Bloomer, Paste Magazine
"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."
‑ Brian Holcomb, CinemaBlend.com
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