Steven Soderbergh presents this look at what happens when an infectious disease threatens humanity through varied viewpoints from an ensemble cast, including Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, and Kate Winslet. THE INFORMANT's Scott Z. Burns provides the script.
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4 stars out of 5 -- "This is Steven Soderbergh at his best delivering a gripping, chilling and powerful movie experience that will have audiences talking (and freaking out)."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (09/05/2011)
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] chilling, convincing thriller about a world-ravaging pandemic....Bleakly compelling."
Total Film - Matthew Leyland (11/01/2011)
"The movie spreads its compelling, insidious plot backward and forward, mimicking scientific research..." -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (09/23/2011)
"Director Steven Soderbergh effectively conveys the capriciousness of disease as it seeps into all corners of the global village....Potent and well-paced..."
USA Today - Claudia Puig
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] realistic, unsensational film about a global epidemic....Soderbergh is skillful at telling the story through the lives of several key characters and the casual interactions of many others."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (09/07/2011)
"As with TRAFFIC, the director expertly choreographs an impressive cast that includes major players....A film that makes the spread of a global pandemic seem more than plausible..."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (09/06/2011)
3 stars out of 5 -- "In CONTAGION, Steven Soderbergh applies his intelligent, steely touch to the medical disaster movie."
Uncut - Jonathan Romney (11/01/2011)