Contagion

Contagion

Contagion

Action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and the international team of doctors fighting the outbreak. Directed by Steven Soderberg (Traffic), with an all-star cast including Matt Damon and Kate Winslet.

As the epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community (Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard) races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus. The film also follows ordinary folk (Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow) struggling to survive amongst city quarantines and a society falling apart.

2011Rating: M, contains offensive language106 minsUSA
DramaThriller
Director:
Steven Soderbergh ('The Informant', 'The Girlfriend Experience', 'Ocean's Thirteen', 'Traffic', 'Erin Brockovich', 'Sex, Lies and Videotape')
Writer:
Scott Z. Burns
Cast:
Matt DamonKate WinsletJude LawGwyneth PaltrowLaurence FishburneMarion CotillardElliott GouldSanaa LathanDemetri Martin

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Contagion / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

A level-headed take on a topic that’s often an excuse for madness and melodrama. You’ll be engrossed and grossed-out, but may suspect there’s a ton of footage under quarantine until the Blu-ray.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Contagion is serious, precise, frightening, emotionally enveloping. It’s a highly controlled film about an out-of-control event, a film so sure-handed and intelligent that it has an invigorating, even an enlightening, quality.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is slick, watchable stuff performed by an all-star ensemble.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Soderbergh shapes this story with muscular confidence.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

With simmering tension and some memorable acting performances by a stellar cast, Soderbergh's disease thriller is worth catching.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A starkly effective ensemble drama which could well do for the sniffles what Jaws did for great whites.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Soderbergh brings a cold-blooded approach to Contagion, and the chill generally serves the material well.

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