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Contagion Synopsis
Around the world, doctors race to find a cure for a rapidly spreading virus that kills within days.
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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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Trailers were cool, movie was GREAT

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...

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By Muvie Reviewer
This is a great All Star cast in a movie that fizzles flat. This is the type of movie that would make a good telemovie at best. The movie opens on the 2nd day that a mysterious disease has begun...

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By criand
It's extremely well made, very realistic, very well acted. It has all the right ingredient, including a good storyline, but somehow it fails to really thrill...

Great societal study.

By calcmandan
People wanted a thrill. People wanted action. People wanted character development. Those elements weren’t the intent, however. I’d have to admit expecting an action from the marketing materials and...

Contagion review

By Bashfulone
This was a very good movie! Kept my attention the whole way through it. If you have a problem with germs you might not want to see this movie!:)...

It's interesting

By ErickRj28
The movie is very helpful on what's happening in the world and how to prevent human kind on saving as much humans possible....

awsome

By abarron6
Awesome movie !!! It makes u think I would watch it again...

LIke a documentary

By noncrush
I like the film but it seems almost like a documentary to me. There is no time or plot to get us to engage with any of the characters at all and there're a lot of things that remains unsolved or...

By HCRobbins7
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The previews were good, movie not so much

By lil_bit22604
People were walking out in the middle of the movie. It dragged on and was just pointless. Would not waste my money on buying the movie and wish I could get my time that I spent watching the movie...

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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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