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  • Summary: Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind. (Magnet Releasing) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Sep 7, 2012
    88
    [REC] 3 Genesis is a prequel to the first two "[REC]" movies, but that doesn't much matter. You don't need to have seen them to enjoy this film, which provides fresh blood for a tired genre.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Sep 4, 2012
    70
    Giddy shots of the undead slogging through a decimated party-scape materialize the decadence and instability of upper-crust family life, even as groom and (pregnant) bride prepare to give birth to another generation of the Spanish elite.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Singer
    Sep 5, 2012
    60
    Ditching the mock-doc aesthetic is a bold formal move, but without its immediacy and realism, [REC] 3: Genesis becomes just another walking-dead movie-and clocking in at a mere 80 minutes, one with no time for character development.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Sep 4, 2012
    40
    Paco Plaza turns his [REC] franchise on its rotting head with [REC]3: Genesis, switching up the series' blistering first-person-perspective terror for a more conventional, jokey and-much to the film's detriment-self-conscious approach.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sep 6, 2012
    40
    With slapstick smothering the scares, [REC 3] is further marred by a plot in which the muted Catholicism of its antecedents is turned up to full blast.
  6. Reviewed by: Simon Crook
    Sep 4, 2012
    40
    The early franchise frights are missing. There's some ironic light-heartedness in the nuptial set, the religious overtones are distractingly self-conscious.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Sep 6, 2012
    20
    It's the same-old flesh-chewing. Like vampires, this genre is getting deadly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Nov 5, 2012
    10
    rec 3 was the best out of the series, where the first two were all about realism, this just wants to be entertaining, scary, blood-soaked, body-strewn gorefest, it succeeds on a monumental level, there is an adequate development of the two main characters, this is set on their wedding day after all... but it is genuinely creepy, and when she pulls the chainsaw out and stands there like 'BRING IT, MOTHERF***ERS!!!' that is the most badass moment i've seen all year... Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2013
    10
    Es un poco truño de peli, pero para una precuela esta bien :) deberian de mejorar muchas cosas, pero bueno menos mal que con la 4 pelicula de esta saga se acaba y va a ser similar a la primera :D Expand
  3. Mar 7, 2013
    8
    Awesome First Person View Horror Movies. Must watch on Netflix or DVD. Enjoy the cast and the production. Great CGI. Not sure why there is always hate for these type of films; seems that most review user reviews are from non horror zombie fans. Expand
  4. Oct 3, 2012
    5
    Yes it's a sub-standard zombie film with many flaws and it doesn't feel like Quarantine to me. It seems now more of a random spanish film that has zombies in it and was slapped with the name Quarantine. The only thing I can really give this movie is a 5 just because it did keep me slightly interested but in the end, this film suffers from very low scares, plain-to-dull acting and the same ending we've seen for the last few films. Expand
  5. Dec 1, 2012
    4
    I really cannot understand why the director of the (Rec) series would want to take it's reputation of being one of the few remaining and well respected zombie horror movie series and butcher it with this awful movie. Honestly it's the same quality as a crappy straight to dvd zombie movie. They made so many dumb changes with this entry. It's the first entry to not use the found footage, and whether or not that's a huge flaw will depend on personal preference, I'm personally tired of that now overused style, but would gladly take it back if it will bring the next movie back to it's horror roots. It's not the least bit scary or serious. Zombies in the previous (Rec) movies were extremely fast, in this their slow and clumbsy taking away sense of fear. The movie is also filled with what I believe to be attempts at humor, but are so stupid they wont even make you chuckle. I was frequently thinking to myself "Really? Did they really just put that into this movie?". (Rec) 3: Genesis destroys what was once a good Zombie series. To the other fans out there just skip this and pray the announced 4th movie avoids being anything like this peice of crap. But hey I do jave to give them credit for putting in a decent love story in there, but seriously though still avoid and keep those good memories of (Rec) 1 & 2. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2012
    3
    Why do movies so bad, absurd and ridiculous? It is so bad that I laughed at her at the movies! This very poorly made. It's funny until the 20 th minute, after those 20 minutes seemed to have run out of budget or who bought the script in a flea market. Expand
  7. Oct 6, 2012
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. What a disappointment ! The first movie of the saga left me breathless. It had well constructed action, a good choice of the style with the camera, and some story behind... the second one kept up and added a couple of details... but this one is a complete failure and a joke. B movie (or Z) exuding all over. Predictable, without style, and no story at all when it is supposed to be the genesis. Seriously this is the genesis ? But one thing above all: you have to maintain a criteria and stick to it the entire film, if the zombies can run and be fast, then be it !! What you cannot do is make them slow and clumsy whenever it suits you, that's called cheating. There's is laws and science in all that zombie stuff or I believe so. Expand

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