Contagion
Contagion (2011)

Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 3, 2012
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Critic Score
84%
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User Score
62%



Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tense, tightly plotted, and bolstered by a stellar cast, Contagion is an exceptionally smart -- and scary -- disaster movie.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Adopting a clean, chronological and punchy approach, Soderbergh holds a steady eye on panic and chaos. It's a disaster movie with a brain and conscience.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Contagion is the best movie made to date about an epidemic/pandemic.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

This high-stakes drama is infected with too many characters and a silly subplot.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The presence of movie stars helps: their authority is part of what keeps us fascinated by the gruesome fable, juicing it a bit, so that we can actually enjoy it.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Along with the stars, Contagion has plenty of scares, though in contrast to Matt Damon and Kate Winslet, they're things you encounter every day.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

This is a movie that will pound your pulse without having a pulse itself. It's quite proud of it.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Contagion is compelling.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The film resembles its viral subject a little too closely: an intricate, formidable mechanism with no evident purpose.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

"As slick and polished as this "real" version of "28 Days Later" is, it's an utterly heartless affair."

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
More of a serious and adult version of 'Outbreak' really, minus all the glossy Hollywood action and over the top acting from a certain Mr Gooding and… More
Chris Weber
Featuring an all star cast who give some really solid performances, this is a very sharp, realistic, intense, medical thriller epidemic film from acclaimed… More
Wildaly M
A great film and a great cast. I was very pleased with the plot. The suspense was brilliant and all the performances were excellent. I suppose that there was… More
Christian C
Epicly bad movie, with great stars and good acting that can't overcome a really, really, REALLY bad script. I almost would rather having the sickness than… More
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A highly infectious and deadly virus rapidly becomes a pandemic threatening the lives of millions as a team of scientists desperately attempt to create a… More

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