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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.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2011
Edition: Rental ed
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE C
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law


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Aug 03, 2014
  • MovieWatch rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Contagion was interesting, well directed and acted. It might make each one of us think twice about those things we casually do, whether shopping at the market, riding on public transportation or just giving our friend a hug or a handshake. I would recommend Contagion - it's just not for children.

Aug 02, 2014
  • seaxfamx rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I have just watched "Food Inc." about factory farming, seen a news story about 7 million piglets dying from conditions on factory farms, and have been very aware of the ebola virus spreading in Africa. A "chaser" like this on top of those really causes one to think about how this movie is not just a story. As a movie, I it is well done in conveying how something like this could get started and its implications should we be faced with such a pandemic.

Enjoyed the movie a great deal and was surprised that it did not do better at the box office.

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.

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!

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.

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

good

Jun 01, 2013
  • EastVanVegan 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.

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

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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…"

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."

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…"

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."

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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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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