Film about what would happen if a highly contagious and deadly virus spreads around the world. It's a film about the virus more than about any character and that's both its strength and weakness. All effort of the film goes to building this plausible world which works rather well. I was impressed by the lack of sensationalism which makes the film ever more effective. It's a really uncomfortable watch for mind and body, I really felt my throat afterwards. At…
Scary in the first half, but kinda unbelievable in the second half. I love the direction though. It's very intimate, very personal, which makes the movie more relatable. I just wish I understood all the medical lingo a bit better because during most of the movie, I was guessing the significance of some of the scenes.
There is nothing scarier than watching this at a time when I've contracted a virus and Ebola alerts keep flashing on the news. This might be scarier than THE EXORCIST... that is, until they decide to use a U2 song late in the game (I kid). Still, Soderbergh is the master of the "information sequence" done succinctly and confidently. His movies just flow without calling attention to themselves. He gives you all you need to know (sometimes through exposition but…
A few weak bits (eg kidnap), but otherwise really good
It opens with a black screen and a cough; that's always how it starts.
Propulsive rhythm paralleling the growth of bacteria; constant and consistent.
Washed out tones of a Minnesota winter.
Uptown buses are frightening.
Damon is legend.
Jude Law doing the skeezy journalist.
Exponential growth and fear - simultaneously highlighted.
Third act falters but everything leading up to it is tight.
Paltrow's skull is sawed open. Insert your own Chris Martin joke.
Damon watching a news press while seeing…
Riveting account of how a viral outbreak develops into a severe pandemic. Soderbergh seems to treat this almost like a documentary, making sure the film is as educational as it is scary. This means that there are many story threads to follow, ranging from medical authorities such as the WHO and the CDC as they struggle to find a cure and contain the situation, the actions of conspiracy theorist Jude Law, and more intimates ones, such as the affecting one…
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I tore my shirt in anger after watching this film, what was I thinking, spending my 1hr.44min upon this good-for-nothing film. I thought, if there is Matt Damon in it, there should be something extraordinary. But I was wrong, I wonder why Matt Damon chose to be in this, and what were agents of all those actors thinking. Matt Damon should keep up his energy and selective-approach and should even dare to say no to director like Steven Soderbergh,…
This movie terrifies me.
The phrase 'The devil is in the detail' springs to mind watching Contagion.
There are so many details here. We are asked to pore over the minute details of this outbreak, as laid out by following numerous different characters in numerous parts of the world while all the while the predicted violent panic and piles of rubbish mount up elsewhere.
So picking through the detail, what is the point or the 'devil'…
Quite realistic i guess. I liked all the different factors they included in this movie, how people react before, during and after the outbreak etc.
But a little sense of suspense would have been nice.. A bit more music and stuff.
Can't understand the huge names in this movie wich feels like a B-flick.
Poor poor Matt Damon. :-(