Contagion

PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
When Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns to Minnesota from a Hong Kong business trip, she attributes the malaise she feels to jet lag. However, two days later, Beth is dead, and doctors tell her shocked husband (Matt Damon) that they have no idea what killed her. Soon, many others start to exhibit the same symptoms, and a global pandemic explodes. Doctors try to contain the lethal microbe, but society begins to collapse as a blogger (Jude Law) fans the flames of paranoia.

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Genres: Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Contagion (2011)

Release Date: September 9th, 2011|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • The film is most riveting in its early scenes, when Soderbergh's digital cameras locate germs everywhere – don't touch those peanuts! show more

  • By the time this globe-hopping, movie-star-crammed disaster saga - directed with petrifying efficiency by Steven Soderbergh - comes full circle, you'll never want to touch a subway pole or elevator button or ATM again. show more

  • The pressure cooker plot calls for intense performances all around but first among equals are Winslet and Ehle. show more

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  • January 18, 2012 gt00000000110806
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    was all right - liked the music

  • January 03, 2012 tp00000000105204
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    Absolute nonsens and a total waste of good actors, money, and MY TIME. If they wanted to scare people about germs and contagion they could\'ve saved their time and made a 3-5 min commercial to run on TV instead.

  • November 10, 2011 si00000000101923
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    Steven Soderbergh film \'Contagion\' is a compelling disaster that shows the progress of a deadly virus wreaking havoc worldwide. It starts off with Gwyneth Paltrow catching the deadly lurgi in Hong Kong and then it spreading in her home town of Minneapolis on her return, leaving husband Matt Damon to pick up the pieces. There were lots of other big Stars from Laurence Fisburne to Jude Law and Kate *************** sort of like a documentary of how things progressed in the lives of different people and shows us how easily it could all happen. I was quick to look at the person in the next row who coughed and was conscious of how many times I touched my face during the show along with a quick trip to the bathroom to wash my hands afterwards. All in all a movie worth seeing.

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