September 8, 2011
Critics Consensus: Contagion and Warrior are Certified Fresh
This week at the movies, we've got a deadly virus (Contagion, starring Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow), MMA misfortune (Warrior, starring Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte), and a would-be thespian (Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, starring Nick Swardson and Christina Ricci). What do the critics have to say? Steven Soderbergh has certainly proven himself to be a director who can handle movies with lots of big stars and multiple storylines - after all, he's the guy behind both Traffic and the Ocean's movies. And critics say his latest, Contagion, is another winner, a briskly paced, harrowing thriller with plenty on its mind.