Quarantine Reviews

  • Quarantine director John Erick Dowdle and co-writing brother Drew wisely stick close to the told-from-the-cameraman's point-of-view template of the terrific original.

    Clark Collis — Entertainment Weekly

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

    Jeannette Catsoulis — New York Times

  • Good news for those who missed the Spanish zombie horror [REC] when it opened here a few months back. Here comes the inevitable fast-tracked Hollywood remake, which covers the same ground without the burden of all those subtitled hysterics.

    Xan Brooks — Guardian [UK]

  • I have seen many execrable films -- Plan 9 From Outer Space, Disaster Movie, Batman & Robin -- but never has a movie made me so physically ill.

    Michael Hardy — Boston Globe

  • Quarantine is a modestly inventive, sporadically exciting thriller that nonetheless proves too faithful to its central conceit for its own good.

    Joe Leydon — Variety

  • No, the script isn't anything special and the novelty long ago wore off in this style of movie making. But the execution in this film from John Erick Dowdle is amazing, the camera work and cutting perfect.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • 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

  • 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 fails to correct some of the problems evident in its predecessor while also incorporating a few defects of its own.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • This derivative horror flick can be confined along with its numerous inspirations.

    Frank Scheck — Hollywood Reporter

  • 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

  • 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

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    Brent Simon — Shared Darkness

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    Joshua Rothkopf — Time Out

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    Dean Essner — Digital Spy

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    Dave White — Movies.com

  • 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

  • Works as every bit the disposable jolt dispenser it's assembled to be.

    William Goss — Cinematical

  • '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

  • Develops into a legitimately unnerving experience.

    Jeffrey Bloomer — Paste Magazine

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