Outbreak

1995, Horror/Mystery & thriller, 2h 7m

63 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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A frustratingly uneven all-star disaster drama, Outbreak ultimately proves only mildly contagious and leaves few lasting side effects. Read critic reviews

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A dangerous airborne virus threatens civilization in this tense thriller. After an African monkey carrying a lethal virus is smuggled into the U.S., an outbreak occurs in a California town. To control the spread of the disease, a team of doctors is brought in that includes a contagious disease expert (Dustin Hoffman) and his ex-wife (Rene Russo). Once the Army intervenes to handle the situation, though, the doctors must fight against the clock to save the town and its residents.

Cast & Crew

Dustin Hoffman
Col. Sam Daniels
Rene Russo
Robby Keough
Morgan Freeman
Brig. Gen. Billy Ford
Kevin Spacey
Maj. Casey Schuler
Donald Sutherland
Maj. Gen. Donald McClintock
Zakes Mokae
Dr. Benjamin Iwabi
Malick Bowens
Dr. Raswani
Susan Lee Hoffman
Dr. Lisa Aronson
Benito Martinez
Dr. Julio Ruiz
Dale Dye
Lt. Col. Briggs
Gail Katz
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Robert Roy Pool
Screenwriter
Laurence Dworet
Screenwriter
Duncan Henderson
Executive Producer
Anne Kopelson
Executive Producer
Michael Ballhaus
Cinematographer
Neil Travis
Film Editor
William Hoy
Film Editor
William Sandell
Production Design
Nancy Patton
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Critic Reviews for Outbreak

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (37) | Rotten (26)

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  • Oct 20, 2015
    The film is at it's best when it concentrates on the interplay between Hoffman, Russo and Spacey. Other sections have dated badly, with some unintentionally funny parts, some woeful extras acting, and a final 20 minutes involving boring helicopter chases.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Dec 08, 2011
    Sam Daniels: If one of them have it then ten of them will have it and if one of them leave Cedar Creek then we're in deep fucking shit... we're already in deep fucking shit!  "Try to remain calm." In Outbreak, a phenomenal cast brings to life a horrific situation. There is a airborne virus that has made its way into the United States. As of now, it remains in one city, but if anybody who has it gets out, the whole country could be at jeopardy. Now it is the job of agencies, doctors and the military to keep it all under control at any cost.  Like a lot of these movies, there's a bad guy that is on America's side. So now everyone who has to fight off the disease, also has to stop him from carrying out his plan. This gives the movie some extra intrigue, but also some really predictable situations. As suspenseful as the movie is, it could have been much more. Good thing the situation is actually realistic and highly terrifying, so no matter what there is always going to be a sense of suspense.  There are a lot of these types of movies out there. Just this year Black Death and Contagion were released. This is one of the more entertaining ones I have seen and it is actually quite well done. Sure it has its problems; predictability being number 1, but it ridiculously entertaining. A lot of the entertainment comes from a huge and big names cast. The cast features Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Donald Sutherland. Yeah, that's pretty damn good. It isn't as awesome is it could have been. It could have been scarier and it could have been much better. But for its genre, it is a definite standout. Now I need to see Contagion.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 07, 2011
    With the cast involved I suppose I was looking for more, the script however, made the movie hit several sour notes for me. The dialogue and various sequences are poorly done and it takes you out of the movie a bit. The bland and sterile style of the movie hinders the decent premise (but by no means original) and makes it average overall. Okay for a rental or a lazy day watch but don't set your sights too high.
    Chris B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 19, 2011
    Outbreak was an chilling epidemic film. Not only is there a terrific cast, but director Wolfgang Peterson shapes Outbreak into something great - and you know that's true because you fear leaving home after watching this movie!
    Sam E Super Reviewer

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