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Contagion

A movie directed by Steven Soderbergh

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A Quick Tip by djevoke

  • Sep 15, 2011
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If you go see this, don't expect too much out of it other than an afternoon of entertainment. Yes, I say afternoon because to me, it's worth a matinee ticket but, not the whole thing. The cast was amazing but, I felt that though the story seemed to have a great arc, there were still a lot of questions that were unanswered. It did; however, make me a little more germaphobe and not want to touch anything

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Cheating, germ spreading Gwenny....what are we going to do with you, you accidental homicidal B? I thought this movie was entertaining but, I was comparing it to Outbreak in my mind before I went into this. Outbreak had more action, Contagion made more sense to me and seemed like it could happen in reality. There were a lot of unanswered questions that didn't add anything to the story like why was Matt Damon immune? Why didn't they do any tests on him for the vaccine? Why would you take off your mask and gloves and stay in a contaminated hotel room? Why do these things always start in China?
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September 21, 2011
yeah, I agree. It had the right ambition, boldness, and style but it never hit a homerun since I thought it was a tad unfocused.
September 21, 2011
Yeah, I just didn't care at all. You know in reality if they had someone that was immune, that guy would be tested and sucked dry to find a cure.
 
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review by . September 12, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Soderberg's Film About Viral Infection and The World's Reaction (Cough, Cough)
Steven Soderberg is one director who has a colorful and somewhat impressive resume; his best works include “Solaris”, “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Erin Brokovich”, and “Traffic” so I guess it would be easy to expect much from him. Soderbergh’s “Contagion” is a movie that can easily be ruined by expectations from its viewer. I tend to see a director as someone who is only as good as his last work, so I went to see it with an open mind. …
review by . February 23, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" feels like a documentary film shot through the lenses of a gloriously high-quality film camera. Perhaps this is because in a sense, it kind of is. The film is about a deadly epidemic/pandemic - unidentified and initially untreatable - that starts to spread across the globe; from Hong Kong to Atlanta. The basic plot concerns a number of different people ranging from scientists to a blogger; all of whom react in significantly different …
review by . September 08, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Not life threatening
CONTAGION Directed by Steven Soderbergh   I’m not sure I can in good conscious recommend Contagion to anyone at all. It’s not that it’s a bad film; it’s just that seeing it has potentially damaging consequences on your psyche. About ten minutes into watching it, you might become hyper aware of your surroundings. Coughing noises will become amplified while your armrest might suddenly feel stickier than it did when you first sat down. In fact, by the time you’ve …
review by . September 10, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         In an age when medical thrillers are more about action sequences and gory makeup effects (Doomsday, the Resident Evil films), along comes Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a cold, methodical, observant social commentary. It takes us through the stages of a worldwide viral epidemic with eerily convincing logic, and with disturbing emotional detachment. It’s not about the art of storytelling so much as the craft of depicting a medical emergency …
review by . September 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Contagion is a Chilling and Gripping Thriller
A couple of years ago, news and health agencies the world over were concerned about a possible pandemic stemming from bird flu and swine flu. Thankfully like SARS a few years earlier, the outbreaks were rather small thanks to a wealth of precautionary information and measures. In the new film “Contagion” director Steven Soderbergh paints a frighteningly realistic look at a worldwide pandemic that spread without warning, and its devastating aftermath. When businesswoman Beth Emhoff …
review by . September 08, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
'Contagion' 'Two Jews On Film' Are Immune To Soderbergh's Pandemic Thriller (Video)
By Joan Alperin Schwartz      An international traveler reaches into the snack bowl at an airport bar before passing her credit card to a waiter. A business meeting begins with a round of handshakes. A man coughs on a crowded bus.      One contact. One instant. And a lethal virus is transmitted.      Great premise. Great beginning. but unfortunately, that's not enough to make a great film.      'Contagion' …
Quick Tip by . January 03, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Major yawn. The only reason I don't add more minuses is the acting was solid despite the general weakness of the story. This was too much an "inside" movie to be anything close to a thriller and the conspiracy storylines were too weak to rescue it as a conspiracy type movie.
Quick Tip by . September 08, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Big cast, big story, big fear, lots of talk but little action. Despite being a big fan of Matt Damon, this is one movie where I don't think he excels in. In fact, you won't even notice he's there. Waste of talent, I feel. No punch. Not surprises. Nothing new here!
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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: 9 September 2011 (USA)
Screen Writer: Scott Z. Burns
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