• Gaffney34

    ★★★½ Watched by Gaffney34 26 Jul, 2014

    Extremely well-made movie that probably deserves a higher rating than I gave it. Only reason I didn't rate it higher was due to the movie keeping me at arms length. For the most part I didn't become emotionally attached, and felt like I was just watching the recounting of events. It's certainly a choice, and while it helps set the movie apart it also kept me from loving it. But I think that says more about me and my tastes than how successful the film was.

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  • Victor Krause

    ★★★★★ Watched by Victor Krause 20 Jul, 2014

    It's like if Magnolia got sick.

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  • xingridxx

    ★★★½ Watched by xingridxx 13 Jul, 2014

    Enjoyed this film quite a bit, especially since it was accompanied by a lecture on the nipah virus, the virus that inspired the story.

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  • Ally Berry

    ★★★ Added by Ally Berry

    Interesting look at the multitude of perspectives that could surround a pandemic. I found certain stories more interesting than others, but I enjoyed how each outlook played off of the efforts and experiences of others. Well acted, but i won't revisit the film. I left my viewing feeling no less or more than before.

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  • Ian Buckwalter

    ★★★★ Watched by Ian Buckwalter 06 Sep, 2011

    Read my DCist review.

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  • Rosi

    ★★★ Watched by Rosi 06 Jul, 2014

    This is a movie that makes you paranoid about touching anything when going outside. Or you just need to remember to always wash your hands and never touch your face!

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  • katharsis

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  • Fish

    ★★½ Watched by Fish 26 Jun, 2014

    A full day of films, so I thought I had better start with something relatively serious. I liked the premise of 'Contagion', it sounds like a horror film, without a proper protagonist. Some times the things we fear most in life, are the most plausible.

    The start of the film very much encapsulates a zombie outbreak. It picks up pace relatively quickly, and does not disappoint, especially with a less than glamorous Paltrow.

    This, however, is the best part of…

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  • Mart Raun

    ★★★ Watched by Mart Raun 30 Jun, 2014

    While it's a lot smarter and more realistic than "Outbreak", Steven Steven Soderbergh's film lacks any sense of urgency and directors point of view.

    Everything feels tad stilted, bland and televisual with Cliff Martinez soundtrack and Jude Law's character being the only real high points.

    In an alternative universe "Contagion" would be a gripping techno-thriller directed by Michael Crichton in the 1980s with a kick ass soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. That version would have been awesome.

    But this 2011 version is just O.K.

    6 out of 10

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  • Michael Waller

    ★★★★★ Watched by Michael Waller 09 Sep, 2011

    I got very concerned about germs while I was watching Contagion. I was downright scared of catching something when I walked with my movie group from the theater to the restaurant where we were eating dinner after the movie. I'm surprised I ate anything. But I was hungry.

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  • waynewebb

    ★★★½ Watched by waynewebb 23 Jun, 2014

    Well it's probably fairly realistic in some ways and not so in others.

    Humanity sucks at the best of time but it seems that every movie that has an apocalyptic scenario like this reduces everyone to thievery and thuggery. Like the rapey versions of humanity that always crop up in sci fi movies.

    So instead it was just annoying and it negatively portrayed bloggers because lets face it most of them are morons which is why they blog.

    Not all. But enough for the stereotype to be true most of the time.

    Good casting wasted on reality style film and then filtered through disaster movie lenses.

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  • fermion

    ★★★★ Added by fermion

    the museums are pornographic

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