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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The ending to this fable misses the opportunity for broader metaphorical resonance, but getting there has its own unnerving rewards."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"A body-horror opus that will satisfy genre fans who like to be grossed out, but doesn't have much to offer on any other count."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Our inability to identify with [Townshend] means we can't identify with the film's central horror, and thus "Contracted" isn't all that unsettling."
‑ Jamie S. Rich, Oregonian
"Contracted goes all-out on the gross-out."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Dread Central
"England supplies a sly, very cool denouement that suggests his intention was to craft a smart take on the most popular horror sub-genre at present."
‑ Simon Foster, Screen-Space
""Contracted" can best be described as "Contagion" meets "Blue Is the Warmest Color," without all those explicit sex scenes."
‑ Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times
"A very adult and straight faced glimpse at an ugly human being rotting from the inside out..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"By being the director/writer and co-producer, England the writer didn't have an independent director to say, "Hey, the ending needs to be stronger!" or "What's the movie saying about lesbians having sex with men?""
‑ Dann Gire, Daily Herald (IL)
"It's hard to make out what, if anything, writer-director Eric England is trying to say about the fragility of the flesh with Contracted, which amounts to little more than a slow-motion replay of The Fly's central gross-out."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
"Icky and violent and shocking, but Contracted is also smart, insightful, and sort of tragic."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"There's no payoff to the paranoia."
‑ Rob Staeger, Village Voice
"Contracted is an efficiently icky, gross-out exercise in body horror that should please fans of this kind of thing. Still, the lack of any substance below the surface is ultimately too frustrating to ignore."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"None of it feels remotely believable but also isn't broadly defined enough to be satire, falling in that dull gap in the middle."
‑ Brian Tallerico,
"Contracted does for sex what Jaws did for beaches, let's just leave it at that."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"Ultimately disappointing due to an inane script which fashions a thoroughly unlikable, idiotic protagonist who invites derision more than sympathy."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
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