"Contagion" follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
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.David Denby, New Yorker, 09.16.2011
If Sound It Out never really digs its claws into its material, it at least approaches it with a careful level of thought and commitment.Jesse Cataldo, Slant Magazine, 09.12.2011
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.Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia), 10.20.2011
'Contagion': Steven Soderbergh's new metathriller, gorgeously shot and rather playfully directed by the filmmaker, is an Altmanesque take on a deadly disease that takes down a good part of the world's population.Joe Baltake, Passionate Moviegoer, 09.22.2011