The horror flick Quarantine was not screened for critics, but when they went to the box office, paid to see the movie, and wrote their reviews, they did not seem at all ready to write their usual denunciations of the genre. Rafer Guzmån in Newsday said that for him the film turned out "to be a rollicking good time." Likewise, Jeannette Catsoulis commented in the New York Times that the film "delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks." And Roger Moore concluded in the Orlando Sentinel that " Quarantine i s a movie testament to craftsmanship and commitment." But Michael Hardy in the Boston Globe was put off by the jumpy hand-held camera work, which he said, made him feel physically ill. "Even now, an hour after leaving the theater, I can still taste bile in the back of my throat."