• Contagion (2011)


Release Date: September 9th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 3rd, 2012

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: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Ehle, Bryan Cranston

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Double Feature Films, Gregory Jacobs

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: 2010s, Escape, Sacrifice, Death, Doctor, Hospital, Gripping, Melodramatic, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 85

    Contagion's restraint is marred by one element - Alan Krumwiede, the San Francisco-based activist blogger played by Jude Law, a conspiracy theorist who wields claims about uncovering the truth like a blunt instrument intended to menace. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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