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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Reviews & comments

Bat & Pig virus

I guess the lesson to be learnt is loud and clear in this film. How a virus can spread and become a international epidemic, is frightening...and has happened if we look back into history. So it is a good reminder if anything, to hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. However I found the bat & pig mutant virus, a little hard to swallow (pardon...

3.0
0

alright

it was ok wantd a little more

3.0
0

Scary Fiction

We touch our faces over a thousand times a day? I scratch my crotch at least twice that :P anyway back to the movie, Scary as hell, it makes you think about the bigger picture with the world around you. I felt detached from it for a while with the empty streets, looting, no law & order. Will society really collapse that quikly? Something to think about....

5.0
0

Extremely Frightening

Soderbergh's brilliant direction shines here as he manages to create one of the most tense and scary thrillers that literally kept me on the edge of my seat. Brilliantly written with an OUTSTANDING ensemble. I'd like to also mention the great cinematography (sickly and yellow) and the energetic score keeping everything at a pace.

5.0
0

Needed a little more

Now this movie was not too bad but sort of left thinking of all the other Virus type movies ever made. The acting was good but not great which was odd since the class of those acting in the movie were high. I doubt you would see a Oscar here either the performances were solid but not outstanding. The film is about how the world via several different...

3.0
0

Great Movie

Steven Soderbergh film 'Contagion' is a compelling disaster that shows the progress of a deadly virus wreaking havoc worldwide. It starts off with Gwyneth Paltrow catching the deadly lurgi in Hong Kong and then it spreading in her home town of Minneapolis on her return, leaving husband Matt Damon to pick up the pieces. There were lots of other big Stars...

4.0
0

More itching than contagous

Yup, we find ourselves wathcing a zombie movie (without the zombies). Its got all the hall-marks though, like '28 days Later' 'Resident Evil' '12 Monkeys' 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and Dawn of the Dead' they all transmit a virus (of sorts) to the general public. This film is good though, it shows the outbreaks stages and the workings behind the...

3.0
0

Felt like it should have been better

Few filmmakers have the ability to draw the same kind of star power as Steven Soderbergh, and his latest film Contagion is no exception. In fact, it might be his most star-studded film to date, with a mixture of huge lead names and excellent character actors all coming together in a film that, unfortunately but perhaps unsurprisingly, bites off a little...

3.0
0

Soderbergh you are fearless

Steven Soderbergh has created a filmography that is unique and has the guts so something that other directors are afraid of doing.Erin Brockovich, a woman who had the guts to take on big corporations. Traffic showed us just how out of control the drug situation is in America. Che was a great biopic about a man who has a become an icon of going against the...

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Soderbergh shapes this story with muscular confidence.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Soderbergh shapes this story with muscular confidence.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

0

Bat & Pig virus

I guess the lesson to be learnt is loud and clear in this film. How a virus can spread and become a international epidemic, is frightening...and has happened if we look back into history. So it is a good reminder if anything, to hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. However I found the bat & pig mutant virus, a little hard to swallow...

3.0
0

alright

it was ok wantd a little more

3.0
0

Scary Fiction

We touch our faces over a thousand times a day? I scratch my crotch at least twice that :P anyway back to the movie, Scary as hell, it makes you think about the bigger picture with the world around you. I felt detached from it for a while with the empty streets, looting, no law & order. Will society really collapse that quikly? Something to think...

5.0
0

Extremely Frightening

Soderbergh's brilliant direction shines here as he manages to create one of the most tense and scary thrillers that literally kept me on the edge of my seat. Brilliantly written with an OUTSTANDING ensemble. I'd like to also mention the great cinematography (sickly and yellow) and the energetic score keeping everything at a pace.

5.0
0

Needed a little more

Now this movie was not too bad but sort of left thinking of all the other Virus type movies ever made. The acting was good but not great which was odd since the class of those acting in the movie were high. I doubt you would see a Oscar here either the performances were solid but not outstanding. The film is about how the world via several different...

3.0
0

Great Movie

Steven Soderbergh film 'Contagion' is a compelling disaster that shows the progress of a deadly virus wreaking havoc worldwide. It starts off with Gwyneth Paltrow catching the deadly lurgi in Hong Kong and then it spreading in her home town of Minneapolis on her return, leaving husband Matt Damon to pick up the pieces. There were lots of other big Stars...

4.0
0

More itching than contagous

Yup, we find ourselves wathcing a zombie movie (without the zombies). Its got all the hall-marks though, like '28 days Later' 'Resident Evil' '12 Monkeys' 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and Dawn of the Dead' they all transmit a virus (of sorts) to the general public. This film is good though, it shows the outbreaks stages and the workings behind the...

3.0
0

Felt like it should have been better

Few filmmakers have the ability to draw the same kind of star power as Steven Soderbergh, and his latest film Contagion is no exception. In fact, it might be his most star-studded film to date, with a mixture of huge lead names and excellent character actors all coming together in a film that, unfortunately but perhaps unsurprisingly, bites off a little...

3.0
0

Soderbergh you are fearless

Steven Soderbergh has created a filmography that is unique and has the guts so something that other directors are afraid of doing.Erin Brockovich, a woman who had the guts to take on big corporations. Traffic showed us just how out of control the drug situation is in America. Che was a great biopic about a man who has a become an icon of going against the...

4.0
0