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Rated PG-13 for disturbing content and some language.

PG-13 In Theaters 09/9/2011 , 105min.
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Critic score based on 38 reviews

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January 18, 2012
was all right - liked the music
January 03, 2012
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
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
November 06, 2011
Pretty lame....waste of money....poorly done! More a lame attempt at a documentary than a movie!
October 29, 2011
This was not at all what I expected. I went to to action and rising conflict to a solution. Instead, I watched characters discuss events and solutions.

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Without fully rounded characters, it's hard to care who lives or dies in what amounts to an extended procedural on how disease prevention organizations might respond to such a scenario. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
All are good, Damon in particular, but there are so many of them we don't see anyone for very long at one stretch. And all are given at least some bad material to work with before the movie is over. For the most part, they make the best of it. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
While potent and well-paced, Contagion doesn't come together as the fearsome bio-thriller it starts out to be. But it may make audiences twitchy about the guy coughing in the next row. Full Review
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
A germophobe's worst nightmare, Contagion touches on all the dramas big and small, mostly big, we've come to associate with catastrophes such as this, and does so as if it were hurriedly going down and adapting a list of bullet points, never lingering on any one drama in a particularly meaningful fashion. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
This may not fit any conventional definition of entertainment, but it certainly keeps your eyes on the screen. Full Review
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