Contracted (2013)

After a one night stand with a random stranger, Samantha contracts what she thinks is an STD... but is in fact something much worse. (c) IFC Midnight

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 18, 2014
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Andy Webster
New York Times

The ending to this fable misses the opportunity for broader metaphorical resonance, but getting there has its own unnerving rewards.

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Dennis Harvey

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.

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Jamie S. Rich

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.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

"Contracted" can best be described as "Contagion" meets "Blue Is the Warmest Color," without all those explicit sex scenes.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A very adult and straight faced glimpse at an ugly human being rotting from the inside out...

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Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald

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?"

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Rob Staeger
Village Voice

There's no payoff to the paranoia.

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Richard Haridy

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.

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Brian Tallerico

None of it feels remotely believable but also isn't broadly defined enough to be satire, falling in that dull gap in the middle.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Japes .
Most pointless movie ever. The whole movie is just the girl turning into a zombie and constantly being a bitch to everyone especially her mother. No likable… More
Edward Boxler
Body horror takes the form of an STD in hyperdrive spreading from one host to the next. Contagion focuses on Samantha, and the virus she's infected with… More
Cynthia S.
I couldn't get passed the bad acting...