• Craig Dawson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Craig Dawson 25 Mar, 2014

    The CDC races against time to develop a vaccine against an extremely lethal virus.

    I rewatched this nearly a month ago but completely forgot to log it on here. I still enjoy the film but wouldn't put it in the top tier of Soderbergh's work. My main problem is that there are too many stories going on at once, you could easily lose the whole Marion Cotillard side plot and it wouldn't make much of a difference. The lovely Gwyneth…

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  • Pete Laurie

    ★★★ Watched by Pete Laurie 02 Apr, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • gingerjew

    ★★½ Added by gingerjew

    With "Global Epidemic" films, there are two ways to tell the story:

    Small, personal scale
    Massive, worldwide scale

    The problem with Contagion is that it tries to do both.
    And that never works.

    It actually comes across as quite boring...unfortunate.

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  • Mumbles

    ★★★★ Watched by Mumbles 13 Apr, 2014

    Made me want to buy the soundtrack and not have any human contact.

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  • George Pletz

    ★★★½ Watched by George Pletz 12 Apr, 2014

    Soderbergh's take on the disaster film takes on more than just that. Like Traffic, it is a fictional take on the facts surrounding biological threats, populated by a large cast of character actors. The global scale is so vast that the audience is held at a distance. This feels like a corrective of other films, such as the melodramatic Outbreak. Yes, this means much of the cliches of the sub-genre are deployed carefully. Emotional weight in the narrative resists the…

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  • Emma

    ★★★★ Watched by Emma 09 Apr, 2014

    Although it was no masterpiece, Contagion sent chills down your spine, for the creators of this movie established a true horror film. I believe that horror films are the most scary when they are the most realistic- this movie portrays this by manifesting how unsanitary humans are naturally and as result a very deadly virus kills millions of humans.
    I also thought the way they should the response of humans was interesting. The effect of the virus made the idea…

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  • simiec

    ★★★★½ Watched by simiec 08 Apr, 2014

    Please wash your hands people

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  • Nat Almirall

    ★★★★★ Added by Nat Almirall

    Gweneth Paltrow gets an unexpected face lift; hilarity ensues.

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  • JoelOhsteen

    ★★★½ Added by JoelOhsteen

    if you like pandemics and matt damon you should watch this

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  • Eric

    ★★★½ Watched by Eric 11 Sep, 2011

    Paranoia spreads rapidly through the streets, conspiracy theories gain steam on the blogosphere. And there’s also that killer virus. As a film about mania, Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is remarkably collected. In dealing so thoroughly with governmental and medical officials, the picture is more about rationale and reason than, as is typical, the chaos that occurs in the life of the common man. Soderbergh’s most lasting images are not of bloodshed and riots, but of scientists in laboratories. That isn’t to…

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  • Dirk van Eck

    ★★½ Watched by Dirk van Eck 23 Mar, 2014

    047/100

    The first hour was really interesting due to its realism and yet dystopian outlook. When I moved my mouse and saw that there were only like 30 minutes left or so I was wondering how it could end so fast. There laid this film’s problem I think, everything went from complete chaos into a state of ‘okay we can handle this fairly easily now’ in a few short scenes. Too bad for its thrill.

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  • Diercksmeier

    ★★★★★ Added by Diercksmeier 1

    Gripping, terrifying, and incredibly intense, "Contagion" is exceptionally brilliant. The film conveys panic and paranoia more effectively than any film I've seen. The score by Cliff Martinez is brilliant and Soderbergh's direction is sublime. The ensemble cast is spectacular. Every frame is riveting and every performance is terrific. The pacing is perfect, with one of the finest narrative structures in recent memory. It's pure cinema.

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