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Contagion

8 out of 10
Average rating 8 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Contagion
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Main parts: Marion Cotillard
Matt Damon
Laurence Fishburne
Jude Law
Gwyneth Paltrow
Kate Winslet
Bryan Cranston
Jennifer Ehle
Elliott Gould
Chin Han
John Hawkes
Anna Jacoby-Heron
Josie Ho
Sanaa Lathan
Demetri Martin
Production year: 2011
Genre: Drama
Sci-Fi
Thriller
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
Contagion | Doctor | Epidemic | Infection | Kidnapping | Outbreak | Panic | Quarantine | Vaccine | Virus

Plot outlinie:
A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.

Similar movies:
(2.96) The X-Files | (2.19) Reservoir Dogs | (2.19) Lucy | (2.19) Rise of the Planet of the Apes | (2.08) Jonah Hex
Movie reviews for Contagion

2013-01-29  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 8 out of 10
Now THIS is a scary movie!!
What I mean by that, is that everything in this movie is highly plausible, and you are constantly reminded of how all the stuff that spreads the disease is stuff you or the people around you do every day. This really could happen! And to some extend already have.
The tracking of the origin of the disease is fantastic to follow, and also how different governments try to cover their behind and only thinking in short terms.
The whole media coverage of the outbreak is also a quite good and realistic picture of, how it is done today. Fear sells newspapers (and gathers blog readers).

The whole course of the outbreak (origin, cover-up, denial, panic, profiteering etc.) reminds me of the book World War Z. If you are into this epidemic outbreak-stuff (and like zombies as well), I would recommend you reading it. If zombies is a bit too much for you, this is the best outbreak movie I have seen so far.

Wash your hands and stop touching your face!




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