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Quarantine

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Jennifer Carpenter, Quarantine
John Bramley

Quarantine

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
86 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/10/08
performer:
Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris
director:
John Erick Dowdle
distributor:
Sony BMG
author:
63247, 68184
genre:
Horror

We gave it a B+

In this remake of the 2007 Spanish horror movie REC, a TV reporter (Jennifer Carpenter) accompanies firefighters on a routine nighttime call. They are soon surrounded by, or turn into, hungry-for-human-flesh plague victims. 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, though they add a few fine flourishes. For instance, we discover that while the camera may not lie, it can make a virus-ridden zombie lie down — if you bludgeon a fiend in the face with it enough times. B+

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