Outbreak (1995)

A handful of scientists struggle to prevent the destruction of a small town -- and possibly the entire country -- in this suspense drama. In the mid-1960s, a deadly virus is discovered in Zaire that wipes out an entire village in 24 hours.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 10, 1995
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl

Comes off as a shrill, self-important bore.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Much too enamored by its Hollywood trappings to deliver a genuine story about humanity...

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Clint Morris

Commercial, but lots of fun

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

One of the great scare stories of our time.

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Emanuel Levy

It's easier to take this movieish virus thriller once you accept Dustin Hoffman as a legit action hero.

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Staci Layne Wilson

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Lucy Mohl

A clunky thriller.

Steve Crum

Involving, fast moving epidemic-actioner with frantic Hoffman in lead.

Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Bland plague thriller

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Mike S
Haunting, exciting and so much better than you'd first believe. What's even more astounding though, is the impressive number of crème de la crème… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
I really really amazed by how many stars played in this movie, it's great to see that... Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Cuba… More
Melvin White
Sam Daniels: If one of them have it then ten of them will have it and if one of them leave Cedar Creek then we're in deep fucking shit... we're… More
Tim Salmons
Powerful film that started the "Outbreak" genre. The first one did it the best.
Jens S.
This exciting epidemic thriller has quite a lot to offer: an outstanding cast of great names, great cinematography by Ballhaus and direction by Petersen and a… More
Tim Sigur
What a wasted cast.

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