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Contagion

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Contagion


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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.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; in association with Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi ; a Double Feature Films/Gregory Jacobs production ; written by Scott Z. Burns ; produced by Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Grebory Jacobs ; directed by Steven Soderbergh
Title: Contagion
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, 2011
Edition: Rental ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Mar 01, 2014
  • kayliemarie rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Pretty typical movie of it's type. It's amazing how quickly things can take a turn for the worse. I think this movie did a good job of portraying an accuracy of "what if" in a real life scenario.

Report This Feb 11, 2014
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Since this film came and went without making too much of a stir I had fairly low expectations, which of course meant that I enjoyed it thoroughly when I realized it was, in a very Soderbergh way, quite good. Excellent realism throughout: sorry folks, no "zombie apocalypse" in this one!

Report This Sep 24, 2013
  • scrubble4 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We stopped the DVD frequently to discuss what we would do in similar circumstances. I think it is very possible that such an event could grab hold of our world's population.

Report This Jul 11, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

good

Report This Jun 01, 2013
  • veganboy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Nice solid movie. The pacing for me was fine, as not everything in a movie needs to be at a frenetic pace.

Report This May 01, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Scary pandemic case study of a deadly virus: finding the index-case, tracking the contagious disease across the globe, social discourse as the death toll rose while the scientists worked to develop the vaccine. During the frantic pace, there were moments of human ugliness but also heroism. The cast consisted of Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Ehle. A few of them are my favorite actors and surely yours.

Starts off ok, but gets really slow as the movies progresses

Report This Jan 12, 2013
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Big stars, many locations in the world but the movie is very boring.

Report This Dec 28, 2012
  • dpetican rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Okay movie but kinda slow moving.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

To be honest, I wasn't terribly disappointed to see Gwyneth Paltrow fall victim to the disease. Be nice if an "Annoying Celebrity" strain even developed -- weed some of them out. Maybe the "Kardashian Virus", or the "Snooky Flu"... The story had value and relevance to it. The frailty and fragility of humanity, and our delusional self serving conceited ignorance to that fact. The pace was a trifle plodding. Jude Law was good. This planet goes through periods of 'shedding its skin'... It purges its impurities and cleanses itself. Whether it's through wildfires; tidal waves; hurricanes; tornadoes; ice ages... Or bacteria. (Remember the 'Black Plague'?) It sloughs off its 'dead skin' (plant and animal life) like a snake. Molts its feathers like a bird. Out with the old, in with the new. Whatever metaphor you like, it goes through a rebirth, and we, as its residents, are at its mercy. Humanity is not immortal. (My opinion, and I'm schticking to it.)

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Report This Mar 28, 2012
  • MUSICinWIRES rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

MUSICinWIRES thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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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. Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Alan Krumwiede: "On 'Day One', there were two people with it. And then, there were four. And then it was sixteen. And you think you've got it in front of you. But next it's two hundred and fifty six, and then it's sixty five thousand, and it's behind you, and above you, and all around you. In thirty steps, it's a billion sick. Three months. It's a math problem you can do on a napkin. And that's… where we're headed, and that's why you won't even tell us the number of the dead, will you Dr. Cheever... But you'll tell your friends when to get out of Chicago before anyone else has a chance…"

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Dr. Ellis Cheever: "I think what Mr. Krumwiede is spreading is far more dangerous than the disease."

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

TV Anchor: "On your blog, you also wrote that the World Health Organization... is somehow 'in bed' with pharmaceutical companies - " Alan Krumwiede: "Because they are. That's who stands to gain from this. They're working 'hand in glove'. And the 'hand' is reaching into our pockets…"

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Dr. Ellis Cheever (referencing the nurses strike): "We're just putting healthy people next to sick people and hoping that the healthy people don't get sick."

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Aubrey Cheever: "How many people are gonna die?" Dr. Ellis Cheever: "Well, in 1918, one percent of the population died from Spanish Flu. It was - novel, like this. No one had ever seen it before." Aubrey Cheever: "One percent of America?" Dr. Ellis Cheever: "One percent of the world. As many as seventy million people could die, baby, maybe more."

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Report This Jul 07, 2013
  • ellachinoise rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Contagion Review (funny movie review)

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Report This Apr 28, 2012
  • nadian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Contagion Trailer

How a virus changes the world

A very cute bonus feature on the "Contagion" DVDE. It also has a very good point, which can be helpful to you in *any* emergency.

Find it at NYPL

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