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After teaming up in 2002 for the dramatic music documentary OT: The Movie, Spanish horror specialists Jaume Balagueró (Darkness) and Paco Plaza (Second Name) join forces once again for this experimental frightener about a mysterious outbreak in an old tenement building. Reporter Angela (Manuela Velasco) and her trusty cameraman Pablo are following a local fire crew for a segment of their reality television series "When You're Asleep" when the firefighters receive a distress call from a nearby apartment building. An elderly woman has become locked in her apartment; a routine call… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A brilliantly staged early scare signals that the safety rails are off and, despite an unexpected, last-minute swerve into the supernatural realm, the edge-of-the-seat tension is sustained to the very last second."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Superbly acted, brilliantly directed and absolutely bloody terrifying, this is one of the best films of the year."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"This short, stripped-down, first-person horror picture delivers some brutally effective shocks and gradually conjures a haunting atmosphere of ever-escalating panic and despair."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"A well-made funhouse ride of pure terror and near-breathless dread."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"einai akoma kalytero apo oso akoygetai, kai oti tha 'thelan na ginoyn otan megalosoyn oi shetikes prospatheies apo The Blair Witch Project (1999), mehri The Zombie Diaries (2006), Diary of the Dead (2007) i Cloverfield (2008)"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Lazily scripted, without even a pretense of character development or psychological depth, it offers nothing new for genre fans and no reason for mainstream auds to bite."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"Directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, rising stars in the Spanish horror scene, create a buzzing urgency in a familiar premise..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"Impressiona pelo ritmo, pelas atuações, pela intensidade e pela excepcional edição de som, revelando-se sempre tenso e, nos melhores momentos, absolutamente assustador."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"[REC] is ridiculously good. It's a show-stopping terror trip through something that really shouldn't work all that well."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"i usually hate these movies, but i kinda liked this one"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Quick and to the point when it comes to delivering scares."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Not since John Carpenter's one-shot intro to Halloween has POV horror been this good."
‑ Jason Morgan, Filmcritic.com
"This Spanish horror thriller is based on a great idea that takes a new bite at the zombie genre, combined with a different way of telling the story," says Andrew"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"A demonic, barnstorming, cinema verite horror experience that pulls few punches, fears no genre taboo, and reaches for the throat with delightful intimidation."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"At its best, "[REC]" is a stress test, with genuinely frightening and surreal use of grainy, fidgety camerawork and eerie night-vision."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
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