Contagion Poster


Release Date: September 9th, 2011

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.

Cast: , , , , , , ,


Genres: Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

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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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