Box art for Quarantine

Quarantine

horror


A reporter and her cameraman are trapped in downtown Los Angeles where a mysterious, deadly, and highly contagious strain of rabies has broken out, resulting in a quarantine of the building and all its residents.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    58%
  • Audience Score
    44%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Grim, grisly horror film only for mature viewers.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this horror movie is absolutely terrifying, full of gore and terror and violence. Grisly wounds are shown in great detail, and tension builds to a fever pitch. The victims -- hungry, angry, mindless zombie-like creatures -- are the stuff that nightmares are made of. Parents should also know that the film's style -- all of the action is seen through the lens of a single news camera as it follows a group of firefighters on a "routine" call -- makes for an upsetting, frenetic, and intense viewing experience. There's also some swearing and sexual innuendo.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why zombie-style films are so popular. What anxieties do they speak to?
  • How have modern "zombie" movies changed from the original examples of the genre?
  • Also, do you think the movie's single-camera technique makes the filmmore frightening, or is it a gimmick designed to cover up a weak,familiar plot?
  • Families can also discuss the film's scenario -- what law enforcementand medical procedures are in place in the event of a biologicalemergency? Would they be effective?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    58%
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  • Audience

    44%

Top Critic Reviews

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

- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Monday, October 13, 2008

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Predictable but not bad. I really dont have much more to add.

- jmanard52, Sunday, September 6, 2009

3 stars

It was alright. Nothing too spectacular or frightening. But can I just point out one thing... Jay Hernandez = YUM!

- dreamfaeries, Monday, July 12, 2010

4 stars

B+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, July 1, 2010