Outbreak Reviews

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June 20, 2020
Don't expect any mercy from the people who made "Outbreak," a smashingly first-rate thriller that will do more to rev your pulse rate than a week of aerobics classes.
April 18, 2020
The first hour was intriguing, but it is gross and nasty...
April 18, 2020
Regardless of how ridiculous this movie was, it's extremely entertaining.
March 27, 2020
'90s medical disaster movie has violence, peril, language.
March 18, 2020
It may all be a tad hammy... but the fear is palpable. Fear the sneeze.
March 16, 2020
It mixes spectacular action, high-flying intrigue and even terror in an apparent but banal pastiche that, to top it all, tries to transcend its premises. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 16, 2020
You could read this as an Aids allegory, but it also works well as a regular against-the-clock jeopardy thriller with conspiracy cover-up overtones.
March 16, 2020
Outbreak isn't a perfect movie, but it is the perfect movie to talk about the way pop culture portrays viruses...
March 16, 2020
Petersen pulls off the thrills at a stomach lurching pace, and with its requisite Hollywood ham...
March 16, 2020
It's a weird kind of comfort food: as bad as it seems for us, at least it's not as bad as what's in the movies.
March 11, 2020
Petersen's vigilant, enlivening direction never allows the story's death-of-mankind topic to undermine its personal powers, deftly mixing in humor, as well as other tonal lighteners, to nurture it.
March 8, 2020
The film is less effective, unfortunately, at trusting its audience to remain invested in Cedar Creek's drama, which results in two grating subplots that become the A-plot in the draggy third act.
March 7, 2020
Outbreak isn't a terrible film, but it doesn't trust that relative realism has enough power to hook and hold a movie audience.
February 20, 2020
Outbreak will keep you on the edge of your scat, and every time someone sneezes or coughs in the audience, you'll pay attention.
February 15, 2020
A solid '90s thriller...
November 19, 2012
Much too enamored by its Hollywood trappings to deliver a genuine story about humanity...
August 24, 2012
Too bad that the narrative is such a conventional melodrama in depicting the fight of the little man...
September 7, 2011
The irony is that Outbreak, for all its lurid finesse, ends up leaving us more dazed than terrified.
March 26, 2009
While the first one is considerably more frightening and plausible than the second, the entire film has been put together with such skill and attention to viewer excitement that audiences will readily swallow the whole enchilada without a burp.
August 14, 2007
Involving, fast moving epidemic-actioner with frantic Hoffman in lead.
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