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Director(s): John Erick Dowdle
IMDB Rating: 6
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 phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew
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(14 May 2013)
A reporter decides to do a tag-along with some firefighters, hoping to get some good footage. She even gets excited when the call comes in and crams herself in with the equally-happy firefighters, thinking she will be safe. After she arrives on scene, sees two police officers, and sees things REALLy get out-of-hand, Carpenter and her cameraman seem to think more along the "get out of Dodge alive" way of thinking.When this movie first came out, I wasn't sure if I wanted to see it or not. I had heard a lot of things in the past but, as I shoud have learned long ago, never trust a critic. They aren't you, obviously, and they have no idea what you like. They want to measure things, see how original a thought is, thinking they have a grasp of the goodybag of cinema living. Ha.As I watched Jennifer Carpenter navigate that lovely little scene of carnage, I thought it was fun. It builds slowly, sure, and it kinda tells you that is going to be the case. The words "lost footage" imply that the stuff may be a tad bit on the uncut section, and it added to the horror of the moment. There are also lots of little things telling you what is what in this place, and you find out that moving here wouldn't have been a good choice in the end.I also liked how the horror stacked up in this film, making it something that caught me off-guard just a tad. The CDC, the reason whyy they come back, the gladbag special; all of it made me enjoy the way the world seems to come crashing down on this one little section of Earth.It also seems to scream: BEWARE. (And Buy)
(14 May 2013)
I loved Open Water (Widescreen Edition), the feel of the first person camera view was very, very realistic and scary. I also loved Resident Evil 1-3the concept of being trapped uninfected with others with a deadly infection is also very scary, with the added great effects and eye candy heroine. Quarantine, is a combination of those two movies to me without much of the good parts.Here's the deal, if you liked Cloverfield, you might like this which is a small step down. If you didn't love Cloverfield, you might want to pass.2 1/2 *
(12 May 2013)
This review is from: Quarantine (Amazon Instant Video) What a waste of $3.99! Should have gotten a second opinion before releasing this waste of film. Hated it!!!
(11 May 2013)
Let me just say I wasn't very impressed at all with this, but it wasn't that bad either. Just seems nowadays they just don't have any actual good scary movies, mostly what I've seen are more gore, than horor! Don't get me wrong this wasn't that gory, I've seen alot worse! I realize movies like the exorcist are classics that will always be the standard for true horror buffs, but there have been some pretty decent horror movies like the grudge and the exorcism of emily rose. To say this is one of the scariest movies out there by some people tells me that alot of people don't really know what a good SCARY movie is!
Alex Markerson (08 May 2013)
Effective scares make up for some dodgy storytelling in this horror vérité about a TV crew trapped in an apartment building teeming with plague victims.
(07 May 2013)
A remake of the 2007 Spanish horror film REC, Quarantine is a decent bit of POV-style horror that doesn't do the whole handheld camera thing as well as one would hope, but does manage to provide some genuine and even surprising scares. Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter stars as a reporter who, along with her cameraman (Steve Harris) accompany a group of firefighters (among them Jay Hernandez and Jonathon Schaech) to a dingy old apartment building upon receiving a disturbance call. It isn't long before them and the rest of the apartment's tenants (including Greg Germann and Rade Serbedzija) discover something is horribly wrong, and find themselves quarantined and trapped inside the building as the blood starts to flow and the body count rises. While Quarantine offers nothing new at all to the genre, it does manage to provide some solid shocks, scares, and nicely done gore effects. The camera work isn't too quease-inducing, but the POV style doesn't always manage to work out for the best either, particularly towards the end of the film when a night vision mode gets implemented. Still, most of the cast does well (Hernandez in particular is a standout), and the ending sequences will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, and in those respects alone, Quarantine is worth a look at the very least.
turok818 (07 May 2013)
now i would originally give this movie a 10 out of 10 but since i neverseen the original and this is a remake i wont make any comparison andmost people are saying the original is better so ill have to watch itfirst. even so this movie was incredibly made, the acting was verywell, it captures how real citizens would act i mean if somethingrandom like this happened there would be mass hysteria and nobody wouldlisten like this movie shows. Everyone is believable in this movie andHilary Swank probably is the best person when acting as someone scaredor paranoid, by the end of the movie she cant even take a step withoutfreaking out. now the camera in this movie dose move a lot, but itsdone great unlike the Blair witch project and it shown killing with acamera in a way no other movie has before. if you really think about itand rabies effected every human like this and the building were to bequarantined this is extremely creepy. just watch the movie and pay noattention to the haters who say we are idiots for giving this movie ahigh rating or those who give it a low, its very good.
Scott Mendelson (07 May 2013)
Quarantine is worth seeing for its solid first two acts, some terrific acting by some favorite character actors, and a several solid spook-show scares.
(04 May 2013)
I'm a big fan of horror and action movies, and don't mind movies with some outlandish premises. What I dislike though, are movies that fail to follow any reasonable logic, even if only its own internal logic based on the premises upon which the movie is created. The handheld camera perspective hit it big in Blair Witch Project, was unfortunately utilized in Cloverfield, and reaches its nadir as a filming technique with in Quarantine. Like in Cloverfield, the characters have to keep justifying why they keep filming when any other reasonable person would ditch the camera and focus on survival, or would at least stop filming if they had even a drop of respect for human beings (my friend getting maimed/eatened/killed? Great! Roll film!).The worst problem with this movie are the characters. At the beginning of the film, they witness a crazed old lady frothing at the mouth bite the throat out of a police officer, then ten minutes later kill a cleaning lady. Then the entire building is mysteriously quarantined by the government (HMMM... obviously something stronger then a flu is going around right?). So what do they do? They gather everyone into one place, INCLUDING ANOTHER WOMAN FROTHING AT THE MOUTH! Are you kidding me? The entire building is quarantined, which any reasonable person would suspect to mean some kind of crazy virus is present, so they gather everyone together without knowing what the virus is and how it is spread, and bring down a woman who is literally dripping salvia like a water fountain? The comedy continues when the CDC sends in probably the worlds most inept entry/investigation team. They send in only 3 people to secure an entire building which turns out not to be a problem because they don't even secure the building, or any of the people. Apparently the 2 Soldiers have no idea how to keep their distance from potentially hostile suspects, or to keep their weapons pointed at them. As a result, they get easily eaten by rabid humans. The CDC doctor is also equally inept, though his getting eaten takes a little longer. If the Army/CDC is going to enter the building, why wouldn't they use at least a platoon sized element and secure the entire building? Why wouldn't they at least restrain the obviously rabid humans before trying to drill their brains? Towards the last twenty minutes of the film, the main character, a female reporter, breaks completely down in hysteria and becomes so annoying I actually began to fast forward through her bouts of hysteria. She literally does nothing but cry, sob, and shake for the last twenty minutes of the movie. For the last ten minutes of the movie we are treated to having to watch some zombie roam around in the attic wearing nothing but white underwear as the two remain humans cower in the dark. All I could think was that it looked like a fruit of the loom commerical gone terrible wrong. When you clap when the main characters die, its probably not a good movie.
disdressed12 (03 May 2013)
once this horror film gets going,it's pretty good.i thought it startedof a bit slow,though.though it is gory,i think the movie is more aboutthe psychology of fear than anything else.the fact that most of themovie takes place in an enclosed space certainly heightens thetension.as i was watching,i was pretty sure there was a lot of improvegoing on,which is is good in this case.it makes things seem morereal.of course the movie is also shot in a documentary style,whichmakes it more visceral.this movie was based on the Spanish filmRec,which came out in 2007.i find it a bit odd,that a movies so recentwould be re jigged a year later.i haven't seen Rec,but i plan to.it'srated higher than Quarantine,so it should be a good movie,i hope.as forQuarantine,it may not be the best horror film around,but it is worthwatching. 6/10
James Berardinelli (02 May 2013)
Quarantine fails to correct some of the problems evident in its predecessor while also incorporating a few defects of its own.
snehum143 (01 May 2013)
By far, the worst movie I have ever seen!!!! OK, did I watch the samemovie as the people praising it? This movie was pure garbage. I wantedto leave after the first 20 minutes when nothing STILL happened. Thewhole first half of the movie is a complete waste of time and addsabsolutely nothing to the story. It was merely a space filler. Most ofthe audience walked out in the middle during the film. However, I triedvery hard to like it since I had just spent $10 to watch it.Unfortunately, I guessed what was going on before the movie revealedthe big "surprise" of what was happening. I also guessed the ending ofthe movie which simply annoyed me. There was no intelligence placed inthis storyline whatsoever. It was so stupid!! I am actually offended athow dumb the writers think Americans are. I am absolutely shocked athow bad this movie is. The funny thing is I was actually tempted todemand my money back.
flyroundee (01 May 2013)
OK, I don't know if Im the only one who can't stand having seen anentire movie through having seen the trailer before hand, but latelythings have gotten to a whole new level. Now they are showing the finalscene of a film in the trailer (they did it with the Grudge 2 as well),and on the movie's poster??? I went to go see this with out too much ofa build-up, and got about 20 minutes into the film when I thought tomyself, "man I hope that scene in the trailer where she gets draggedaway isn't right at the end of the movie, cause that would be a hugecop-out'. Of course it was, and the whole movie predictably led up toit, knowing that no one was getting out alive and that she was going tobe the final survivor.Aside from that massive marketing cop-out or 'cheating the audience outof an ending they haven't seen already on TV', the movie was alright.Nothing groundbreaking (Cloverfield was far superior in intensity anduse of 1st person POV) or original. I thought it was very predictable,but had a few cool sequences, but all of them seemed to come right inthe final act. The acting was decent, the FX were easily overlookedbecause of the lighting and camera trickery which is a great way tostretch a budget for a film like this. Id wait to rent it, it won'tsuffer on a smaller screen and might even benefit in its intensityminus a large audience. Im sure plenty of people will like the scares,but I found them few and far between. Haven't seen the original, butfor it to warrant a remake, Im sure its superior, shot for shot, ornot.
(01 May 2013)
This is a copy of 'rec' the great spanish horror film. This version is decent but not quite as good. Still these are not zombies in this one but infected crazies more like 'the crazies' both versions or '28 days later'. This isn't a one star movie at all though. It's scary enough and the idea of being trapped with insane killers who can infect you is bad enough for a few nightmares. Some folks may not like the hand held camera aspect of it that 'blair witch' pioneered. but it works in this movie. The blu ray looks great too. However someone needs to release 'rec' and 'rec' 2 in this country on blu ray because they are awesome.
terrencepatrix (30 April 2013)
Seriously I'm sick of this genre of movies. Shaky videos found in theaftermath of a horrible situation...enough already. This probably won'tbe the best review you read for this movie, but for an avid horrormovie enthusiast watching with eyes wide open...this movie wasjust...bad.Simple plot summary. A reality show that features late night careers isshowcasing a fire station. They eventually get a call to a complex withan undisclosed issue. When they enter they encounter a strange oldwomen standing there with blood and spit hanging from her mouth andshe's growling. Now for the plot...get together a group of people withabsolutely no survival or social skills who all happen to be mentallyhandicapped. Next lock them all into a complex with each other. Mix ina very unintimidating zombie wannabe virus and let them all run aroundwith their arms flailing about. That's this movie.I'm sorry, but this movie was just...stupid and ridiculous. The storyis actually really good (I hear it is based of some other movie thatI've never watched, but whatever) and could have been executed soooomuch better. The acting wasn't really bad, just completely withoutdirection. The gore was there, but the camera was so damn shaky youcould never focus on any of the action. The way the people reacted andthe ending was just so pathetic it's unbelievable.-SPOILER- Really, if I'm trapped in a complex with some weird virusthat turns people into violent monsters...I would not gather togetherin a lobby. I would gather the uninfected and secure myself behind oneof the very thick well locked doors that the complex offers and wait itout. I would definitely not: Try and gather the infected into my arms,put my head near the infected persons face, lock myself in a room withthe infected, run after the infected when they go crazy, eat someone,and take off. These people basically offer themselves up on a platterin this movie and it's just pathetic to watch. The end of the movie isso sudden that the audience actually groaned and stomped out of thetheater.DO NOT PAY TO SEE THIS MOVIE, it is an OK rent or download but to pay$10 to see it is ridiculous. This movie is more of a 2 but I'm voting a1 to help offset the idiots who vote this a 8+.
(30 April 2013)
Quarantine is based on a Spanish film [Rec]. I've seen both. They're both interesting horror films hamstrung only by two major plot faults.The first is the cameraman/actor. All the film is done in 1st person, that is, it's shot by the guy playing a cameraman. Whilst this is interesting in that it makes like a real documentary its major drawback is that in order to film the action the actor doesn't actually take part in some situations where his help would be vital.The only time he helps in fighting one of the rabid mad people is when the newsgirl Jennifer Carpenter is attacked. And, by that time there's so many rabid mad people that he's left it too late.The next is that when trapped in an apartment block full of rabidly mad people only one person takes up a weapon. No one goes into any of the open apartments and gets a knife, or looks for a baseball bat. The newsgirl runs around screaming, followed by her trusty cameraman - who at least once butts someone with the camera, and that's it. What you have is a situation where the people are doing so little to help that they're almost lining up to be killed.For those reasons I hate both these films. All the interesting plot building at the beginning is destroyed by lemming-like characters.At one stage a group of these lemmings are standing in a room where they've shut a rabid person in behind only a flimsy glass door. One of the lemmings, with obvious no talent at self-preservation stands easily just on the other side of the glass, and is promptly attacked and infected. He must have a sign on the back of his head saying "Kill me" as he placidly stands there, even though he knows there's an infected person just on the other side. At least in [Rec] the guy stood on the other side of a metal grate door to be killed.
John_Coles (27 April 2013)
I actually really enjoyed this film, because of the way it was filmed,like a home video, it gave a sense of realism, also the fact that itwas done this way sort of involved us more and we got a sense of thepanic that the characters were going through, and also how the camerabeing there affected the characters within the film. And I thought it was quite good how the different characters reacteddifferently to different things and changed as they became threatened,and it was believable that people would react that way, which just madethe whole film good.I haven't seen (REC) so I can't say weather or not this was a goodremake or not, but I do know that is was a good film that had very goodacting in it and also I thought that the ending was very realistic, andalso the way the incident was portrayed on the media (within the film).
(27 April 2013)
I seen the previews, and I was stoked! Then I go and see it, 30 mins into it, I'm wondering why I'm still watching it, oh yea, maybe something cool would happen. Nothing is interesting about this movie except for the last 15 mins, but the doesn't make up for how awful the rest of the movie really was. Do not waste your money!
Andrew J. McGlinn (27 April 2013)
It's one of those rare movies where you can't quite ascertain as to whether the filmmakers are trying to create scares or laughs.
Samuel Lickiss (26 April 2013)
I was intrigued. I should first of all say that I was never a horrorfilm fan before I came to University. Since University I have watched anumber of them! None of them, as of yet, have really convinced me.I should also warn you all that I have just watched the film, and havedrunk quite a lot of beer during the duration of it...any sentencesthat don't make sense and spelling/grammar errors are due to the beer!I actually quite enjoyed the film, rather, I enjoyed the concept of it.I wrote a similar review for the film "Catacoombs". My problem was thatis it really original? A disease which spreads rapidly causingdestruction and unrest, Stephen King's novel "The Stand" springs tomind first, and I'm sure with a bit of thought I could think of more.The film didn't move that fast to start with, at first I thought myfriends had rented the wrong film, a documentary about firemen, I wasup for a horror! They set the scene quickly but failed to get the filmmoving, I got the idea, I liked the idea, but irritatingly they keptfilming the fire station! Anyway, they moved on. From then I thoughtthere was a slight aspect of an "idiots plot", whereby the charactersin the film are all idiots, I mean, really, after you had establishedthe virus did bad things to people what would you actually do? Iunderstand the reporter wants to further her career by filming theevents, but in all honesty, in that situation I'd get myself behind acouple of the firemen with axes (which they don't really use much!) andthe policemen with guns (likewise). The whole reason the virus spreadwas due, more or less, to stupidity, it could have been prevented,ultimately, by sticking together as a group.However, I thought the acting was good from most of the cast, thereporter especially did a good job, the firemen too. I also reallyliked the idea of the cameraman filming the entire film, that workedreally well. There were a few continuity errors (such as the cameramanteleporting in front of the reporter when he was originally behindher), but they exist everywhere in any film.It was entertaining, probably more due to the fact that each of us wascracking jokes at every given opportunity, I wasn't remotely scared,maybe jumped once or twice but it lacked suspense.Overall, enjoyable, but really not convincing as a plot as it wasdevoid of logic.
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