"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
Contagion is compelling.David Edelstein, New York Magazine, 09.11.2011
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