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
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Hoffman doesn't get the chance, or need, to act: he just does things, like Ford.

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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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

An absolute hoot.

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James Berardinelli

No one likes to be teased, but that's exactly what this movie does to us, with predictably frustrating results.

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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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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

This is a picture good enough to make you want to go to the movies and frightening enough to make you wonder if you should avoid the crowds.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Displays all the initial symptoms of a promising thriller, it soon degenerates into a low-fever whodunit.

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Steve Crum

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

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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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