Written September 09, 2011
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 the realms of today's version of a modern Black Plague, Swine Flu, West Nile Virus, Spanish Fever, and so forth. This being said, an epidemic outbreak of this kind could never be discarded as mere fiction or film fantasy. I think the movie tries to deliver a story that realistically could happen in today's modern world. I like how the film uses two things in contrast to each other: the medium of the fast traveling news/media (uncontrolled amateur media & business controlled professional media) versus the means/avenues of how easily a plague can be spread due to modern transportation...which one will get to you first? The movie starts out really fast, so don't be late. The movie does slow down a little too much in the end, but still...this was a great movie.
Written September 10, 2011
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 fact of fight or flea while we turn to false prophets, the government and anyone whom will listen to hand us a solution to the life threatening situation created by MEV-1 and caused by poor hygiene control and passed by simple human mistakes. If you enjoy a documentary style narrative that moves through each plot point from every angle and you can keep up your interest this movie is for you. Contagion brings a movie about a worldwide epidemic and the human reaction in a dog eat dog story that puts the realities of the order of who dies first and lives on out in front. I say this brings a great story with a great cast to the screen and is worth seeing but as always you must decide for yourself as this movie is not for everyone even though a lesson is taught well to all who pay attention.
Written September 11, 2011
Great suspenseful movie.
Great actors, accurate medical scenarios and potentially realistic situation!!
Written May 10, 2012
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.
Written October 19, 2011
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.