Contagion: An IMAX Experience Synopsis
Around the world, doctors race to find a cure for a rapidly spreading virus that kills within days.

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Contagion's restraint is marred by one element - Alan Krumwiede, the San Francisco-based activist blogger played by Jude Law, a conspiracy...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Here's a scare-the-crap-out-of-you medical thriller about a viral pandemic that will have the immediate post-screening effect of causing a...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
By the time this globe-hopping, movie-star-crammed disaster saga - directed with petrifying efficiency by Steven Soderbergh - comes full...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As a filmmaker Soderbergh requires nothing more of us than a willingness to enjoy ourselves. He had fun. Why shouldn't we? With Contagion,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A film for anyone who enjoys an intelligent thriller, but for illness phobes this movie is a special pleasure in that it presses all the...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One aspect of the film is befuddling. Alan Krumwiede (Jude Law) is a popular blogger with conspiracy theories about the government's ties...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The pressure cooker plot calls for intense performances all around but first among equals are Winslet and Ehle.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film is most riveting in its early scenes, when Soderbergh's digital cameras locate germs everywhere – don't touch those peanuts!
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While potent and well-paced, Contagion doesn't come together as the fearsome bio-thriller it starts out to be. But it may make audiences...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There's a sense of dread in Contagion, but it never spreads to us. When Day 1 is finally shown, it makes you want to eat better, which...
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Cool movie trailers, great movie

By rockydoggies
Usually when you have too many great actors together in one movie it turns into a dud, but this thought provoking movie is the exception. The movie doesn't beg the question of "What If" but explores...

An Indeph Look at Human Reaction

By Jasonfilby
Under the pressures of limited time meets a swift end to ones life unless the red tape may be sliced through. This movie presents what we as a society all know and yet have trouble facing the hard...


By pedidoc22
Great suspenseful movie. Great actors, accurate medical scenarios and potentially realistic situation!!...

Very Realistic

By MedRed
From someone with a scientific mind, this was a realistic portrayal of an epidemic movie. It's not over the top and wildly crazy. I saw it twice in the theater. Loved it....

Accurate portrail of society

By boycst8gr8
Apathy at it's finest. Well done, but this was one of the rare times I was looking for a "Hollywood ending." I would've preferred a greater sense of closure....

Sober and realistic portrayal of flu-like pandemic

By David Edwards
Sober and realistic portrayal of flu-like pandemic. A-...

Contagion was a bust!

By Jackie Trippeer
After purchasing tickets online for the Kips Bay Imax theatre on opening night, my husband and I did not know what we were in for... When we arrived, we quickly realized the screen was not in fact...

One of the worst movies of the decade

By Azzyman
Too boring and didn't make sense at all, espesially with all the big name actors playing......

OK movie but a waste of IMAX resources

By tc62
Conagion was an ok movie though its story was not a new one. It boggles my mind as to why they went to the expense of filming it in IMAX. For that matter, why did I pay the $17 to see it at IMAX? It...


By Thomas Murray Jr
This movie is a prime example of how you cannot take an excellent cast and expect them to make gold out of a script that has no value. A worthless movie! Skip the movie, and even skip the DVD....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For disturbing content and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under All-star virus thriller is intense, uncompromising.
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