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Brief Synopsis: "Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast–moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart."

Overall Ranking: 1615 (Rank from 2011: # 71)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 8.33%
Regular 75%
Half-Popped 8.33%
Stale 8.33%
Burnt 0%


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Bryan Lienesch89 - It'll scare you to your core, but there's no villain. The villain is mother nature, making it all the more terrifying. It's a medical Silence of the Lambs, and Hanibal is no bigger than a human cell.
CinemaVisitor Erik80
David Baruffi80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)
Dave Examines Movies80
Tim The Film Guy71(full review)
Movie Evangelist70(full review)
Dan O'Neill70 - Contagion has an impressive ensemble and makes you feel as if you are in a world of fear and panic during this epidemic, but you never actually feel totally involved with this story, and more of just a watcher of Soderbergh’s annoying way of showing how much cool science stuff he knows.
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Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick66(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Cool Movie Guy Dave Randal34(full review)

People Involved

  • Matt Damon (Thomas Emhoff)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow (Beth Emhoff)
  • Kate Winslet (Dr. Erin Mears)
  • Jude Law (Alan Krumwiede)
  • Marion Cotillard (Dr. Leonora Orantes)
  • Laurence Fishburne (Dr. Ellis Cheever)
  • Bryan Cranston (Haggerty)
  • Sanaa Lathan (Aubrey Cheever)
  • Jennifer Ehle (Dr. Ally Hextall)
  • Daria Strokous (Irina)
  • Anna Jacoby-Heron (Jory Emhoff)
  • Steven Soderbergh (Director)