Reviewed Dec 26, 2011
Fraser Mckissack’s review:
Contagion ought to go down as one of the best apocalyptic thrillers of all time, but it probably wont. It probably wont because there are no explosions, or gunfights, or supermodels pillow-fighting while interstellar robots compare penis size. Instead, Soderbergh crafts an intense, intimate thriller that focuses on the personal realities of individuals facing the near destruction of the human species - an awe inspiring feat considering the scale of the premise. Terrifyingly believable and handled with precision, I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that Steven Soderbergh has done for disease what Spielberg did for sharks. We're gonna need a bigger quarantine!