[Rec] (2007) Movie Review

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[Rec] (2007)

2007 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
78 minutes / 1h 18min

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[Rec] Plot Synopsis:

"REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.

[Rec] (2007) Review

[Rec] (2007) is a 1h 18-min rated R Spanish zombie horror reality-based film that was shot in Barcelona, Spain with an estimated budget of $2 million and grossed over $29 million at the box office. Directors and co-writers Jaume Balaguero ([Rec] 2 (2009), Fragile (2005), Darkness (2002)) and Paco Plaza ([Rec] 2 (2009), [REC] 3: Genesis (2012)) did a fantastic job working together and bringing us this excellent zombie movie.

[Rec] starts off like most movies which is at a slow pace. A news team is doing a reported coverage on local firefighters anticipating that they will be allowed to follow on a live run. The action did not take long to come as an incoming phone call from neighbors requiring the help of firefighters after they hear an older lady moaning. The call was what lead to the full blown chaos where acts of violence start a chain reaction. People began acting aggressively when bitten and started acting like mindless individuals who displays intense rage. The news team is happy that they are getting an exclusive coverage but are very unaware that their lives are in danger. They try to capture as much as they can on camera so that they can inform the world of what is happening in their location. The old lady’s building resulted in it being encased and quarantined - the following scenes are a must see.

I love the realism of the sound FX and excellently choreographed scenes of violence that were carefully shot from the right angles. I felt as though I was part of the action as I follow the characters as the camera falls amongst other things. I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat a few times as I was anticipating the next scene and did not know what was going to happen next. The climactic ending was much needed as it brings/ties the whole movie together. I recommend everyone to see [REC] as soon as possible if you have not as yet.

  • [Rec] Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 7.75
  • IMDB: 7.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.8

About [Rec] 2007

Title: [Rec]
Year: 2007
Runtime: 78 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Reviewer: Score: 3.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.87/5 stars from 149,207 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 149,207 MPAA Rating: R
[Rec] Cast Starring: Javier Botet, Carlos Lasarte, Ferran Terraza, Manuela Velasco, María Teresa Ortega, Manuel Bronchud, Pablo Rosso, Maria Lanau, Daniel Trinh, Claudia Silva, Marita Borrego, Martha Carbonell, Jana Prats, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Víctor Massagué, Ana Isabel Velásquez, Javier Coromina, María Teresa Ortega, Chen Min Kao, Ana Isabel Velásquez, Akemi Goto, Víctor Massagué, David Vert, Ben Temple, Pep Sais, Vicente Gil, Carlos Vicente
[Rec] Writers: Jaume Balagueró, Luiso Berdejo, Paco Plaza
[Rec] Director: Jaume Balagueró, Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Production: Odeon Sky Filmworks
Website: http://www.3l-filmverleih.de/rec/rec_1.html
Language: Spanish, Japanese
Country: Spain