Isolation (2006)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: March 17, 2006
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon

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

Staci Layne Wilson

Taking itself far too seriously and nearly devoid of suspense, Isolation gets kudos for a nice try... but I can't recommend it.

Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Will the movie, which was actually quite cool and stylish for the first half, turn into a typical sci-fi/horror/slasher flick? Yes.

Steve Biodrowski

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.

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Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

Fans of good old-fashioned creature features should be very pleased...

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Scott Weinberg

A grim, gruesome, and gloriously gross horror flick about mutated cows and the poor saps stuck on an isolated farm with the bloody bovines.

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Anton Bitel

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.

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David Nusair
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...too much buildup and not enough payoff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A decent Irish chiller clearly inspired by "Its Alive" and "Alien". I enjoyed the earlier stages more. Isolation here lives up to its name… More
Roy Gutteridge
...too much buildup and not enough payoff.
Dean King
A very low budget horror set in Ireland on a farm. Very much like the Thing but on a much smaller scale. Great for a low budget indie film. Slow to start but… More
Gimly M.
Where Isolation differs from the following year's Black Sheep is that the latter knew how ridiculous killer farm animals would make for a horror film.… More
A.D. Villarreal
Good old-fashioned monster film from Ireland (with nods to Alien and The Thing) about man's continued meddeling with mother nature--this time cows and wind… More
Ryan Marshall
7.2/10 Few modern horror movies are made equal; some are bad, some are good, and some are even great. I'm slightly more forgiving than most when it… More