• Released
  • September 9, 2011
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 45 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 2,221 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Around the world, doctors race to find a cure for a rapidly spreading virus that kills within days.

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Critic Ratings

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85

Movieline

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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83

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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75

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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75

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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75

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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75

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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70

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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63

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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63

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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40

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