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Outbreak Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 19, 2012
Much too enamored by its Hollywood trappings to deliver a genuine story about humanity...
Emanuel Levy
August 24, 2012
It's easier to take this movieish virus thriller once you accept Dustin Hoffman as a legit action hero.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Steve Crum
August 14, 2007
Involving, fast moving epidemic-actioner with frantic Hoffman in lead.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
March 11, 2006
Commercial, but lots of fun
| Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
January 4, 2005
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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
September 20, 2004
Bland plague thriller
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 22, 2004
There's not a name here that should have stooped to such feckless material.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 23, 2004
Contemporary paranoias always make for interesting film studies, even when the movie is as stolid and unremarkable as this one.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 22, 2004
Scary, convincing and thought-provoking.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
Wolfgang Petersen keeps things at a brisk pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 30, 2003
Fortunately, there is a cure. Just turn it off.
| Original Score: 1/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Scary movie with realistic portrayal of disease. Hollywood happy ending, but very well done action chases, so it works.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
Provides food for thought on the ethical conundrums surrounding the idea of sacrificial violence.
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
A satisfying popcorn thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
No one likes to be teased, but that's exactly what this movie does to us, with predictably frustrating results.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
Hoffman doesn't get the chance, or need, to act: he just does things, like Ford.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
One of the great scare stories of our time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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John Hartl
January 1, 2000
Comes off as a shrill, self-important bore.
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Lucy Mohl
January 1, 2000
A clunky thriller.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Displays all the initial symptoms of a promising thriller, it soon degenerates into a low-fever whodunit.
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