Quarantine (2008)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 10, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2009
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Quarantine uses effective atmosphere and consistent scares to stand above the crop of recent horror films.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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.

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Tony Wong
Toronto Star

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.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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.

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Jim Ridley
L.A. Weekly

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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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

Ali Gray

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.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Quarantine, yet another pseudo-documentary horror movie, delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Predictable but not bad. I really dont have much more to add.
Albert Kim
This movie is only good if you have your sound system cranked up with dim lights. Watched it in the movie theaters and scared the crap out of me... watch it at… More
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Jennifer Capenter stars as "reporter who refuses to let her camera man stop recording unless there is violence involving dogs." Steve Harris is… More
Alex roy
Mediocre remake of Rec, which is far superior in every way, Quarantine is a poorly constructed film that uses everything from the original film to create its… More
Bethany Murphy
I switched off watching it. It wasn't that great and you're too busy focusing on the subtitles!