Contagion Reviews

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October 20, 2011
The all-star disaster-movie genre is taken out of the 1970s and given a stylish and largely persuasive 21st century makeover by director and cinematographer Steven Soderbergh.
October 20, 2011
Think of Wolfgang Petersen's magnificently entertaining 1995 virus-on-the-rampage adventure Outbreak, take out the drama, excitement and involving characters, and that's Contagion in a nutshell.
October 20, 2011
The film addresses its grim subject in a cool, matter-of-fact way.
October 20, 2011
Contagion is what happens when a disaster movie gets sent to the headmaster for bad behaviour.
October 20, 2011
Another Soderbergh studio job well done.
October 18, 2011
Adopting a clean, chronological and punchy approach, Soderbergh holds a steady eye on panic and chaos. It's a disaster movie with a brain and conscience.
September 30, 2011
If you're looking for some kind of poetry-some exalted dramatic arc that lifts this narrative out of the ordinary-you won't find it here. Contagion is...gripping from start to finish.
September 13, 2011
The presence of movie stars helps: their authority is part of what keeps us fascinated by the gruesome fable, juicing it a bit, so that we can actually enjoy it.
September 11, 2011
Contagion is compelling.
September 10, 2011
Contagion is the best movie made to date about an epidemic/pandemic.
September 9, 2011
Along with the stars, Contagion has plenty of scares, though in contrast to Matt Damon and Kate Winslet, they're things you encounter every day.
September 9, 2011
The film resembles its viral subject a little too closely: an intricate, formidable mechanism with no evident purpose.
September 9, 2011
Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, written by Scott Burns, begins on a state of high alert and stays there for the rest of the movie.
September 9, 2011
[A] curiously inert new thriller from Steven Soderbergh.
September 9, 2011
Steven Soderbergh​'s viral "who brung it" is a mostly style-over-substance affair.
September 9, 2011
Contagion could have been a blood-curdling scream; instead it comes off as Soderbergh's star-powered science project.
September 9, 2011
It's the dark comic moments and the film's sci-fi, B-movie, race-to-develop-a-vaccine subplot that prevent Contagion from being a gloomy two hours in the dark. That and Soderbergh's delight in characters.
September 9, 2011
If Contagion is a "horror movie," as Soderbergh has described it, then you can think of it as the most believable zombie movie ever made.
September 9, 2011
Decent, but not completely viral.
September 9, 2011
If this is an action-thriller, it's one that makes med school look sexier than the Marines.
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