Contagion Reviews

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July 26, 2019
Look for Jude Law to harken back to some of the better moments of villainy in his career. You find yourself wanting to see him shiver and hear him start coughing.
June 8, 2019
Contagion is one of those movies that will be with you for a very long time.
May 7, 2019
This is a film that takes every touch, every interaction from every character and creates a tension-filled, two-hour excursion that might not be easy to watch, but is certainly well-made.
February 8, 2019
Contagion is a strong movie. It appeals to the head more than to the heart, but when that's done properly, as it is here, this can be a good thing.
January 8, 2019
It's a must-see, in fact, if you wonder how bureaucrats and scientists react behind the scenes when a virus turns deadly for humans.
November 13, 2018
This is a movie you will love while you're watching and will rave about later. It's intelligent, brilliantly acted and horrifying.
November 4, 2018
It's a science fiction film firmly rooted in fact and a horror film based entirely on real-world possibilities.
June 25, 2018
There's no doubt that Soderbergh's vision is arresting and sickeningly credible.
May 23, 2018
Contagion suffers from an occasionally sterile perspective on what should be an emotionally harrowing experience, but it's refreshing to see what happens when you turn a horror movie premise into something that feels like a good episode of The West Wing.
January 9, 2018
Among the reasons Soderbergh is one of the most vital moviemakers of his generation is that he's so quick to work in different situations. I respect this latest test; in large part, I enjoyed it.
October 23, 2017
It's thought provoking-we should all be more circumspect with our hygiene-and it's a realistic look at what would happen if such a viral outbreak occurred...
September 8, 2017
A bit of a mixed bag at times, its overall well developed character sketches and good performances will certainly keep the attention of moviegoers and no doubt increase DVD sales (as well as, perhaps, sales of Purell).
July 15, 2016
Paltrow's bits are among the films creepiest, since, award-winning actress that she is, she's horrifyingly convincing in the throes of advanced symptoms, as well as looking extremely dead.
October 7, 2015
What it is, is a hypochondria-inducing thriller that will likely have you keep off the handrails as you exit the theater, head straight to the nearest Duane Reade and stockpile bulk-size surgical masks, latex gloves and hand sanitizer.
August 26, 2015
As a thriller that threatens a quick and gruesome demise behind every expended breath, Contagion does a workmanlike job.
January 9, 2013
"As slick and polished as this "real" version of "28 Days Later" is, it's an utterly heartless affair."
September 15, 2012
Contagion may be a case of feverishly good filmmaking (and an excellent, if slightly more high brow, addition to the disaster movie genre), but ultimately it will leave you with little besides an admiration for Soderbergh's artistry.
June 15, 2012
A drama of this magnitude deserves memorable, nuanced characters. [But] as a reminder that a single gust of panic can bring down civilization like a house of cards, it works.
April 30, 2012
Before Contagion is anything else, it's a master class in filmmaking - shooting, editing, making a movie move.
April 6, 2012
Soderbergh's detachment actually creates an effective air of understatement when working in tandem with the contrasting warmth and commitment of his cast.
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