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Anymous and Smart - Really helps with Corona Virus
The movie in my opinion is quite good and though at some parts are a bit squeamish to some viewers it is a very enticing and suspenseful movie. It also helped lessen my fears with corona virus and does show what might happen if corona virus was really that bad. It also shows in comparison to the virus we are currently dealing with many people are overreacting though we should still be various about the corona virus. The movie was very interesting and I could make quite a few connections between what is currently happening in the world and what is currently happening in the movie. The movie also has many famous and recognizable actors like Gwenth Paltrow who starred in movies like Iron Man and Matt Damon who recently starred in a Ford v. Ferrari which is also a very good movie. Though the movie was very good in my opinion and showed some of the science and hard work and risked people have taken to help save lives the movie is not really for younger children. Overall I would recommend this movie to my friends and give it a 5 out of 5 stars.
vgernyc - The main actor of the movie is the virus
I noticed many are looking at the movie the wrong way. The main character of the movie is the virus itself. The humans are its supporting actors. Most scenes involve the camera focusing on something a person touched, strongly implying the virus is spreading and about to claim its next victim. Or the cast is talking about the virus and its abilities to infect and kill, how to defend against it and how it disrupts society. If you’re not focusing on the virus then you’re not going to be mentally prepared for the real thing.
lhr155 - making money of viruses
sad that itunes amazon ebay and all the others use films like this when something comes around. making money off of death and the sick. 2020.
highlanderCH90 - A warning
Good representation of real life events.
warezdam - It was just ok.
The realism was spot on. No zombies, just like hat would proberly happen. Enough to keep you interested but, definitely not the best movie I’ve seen. But for $9.98 it’s a good buy.
WadeBlake - Super good
Such a good movie through and through.
7th_Man - 😱
The Emerald Minecart TEM - A Fictional story coming TRUE!
I thought it was a well done suspenseful movie. There are a few issues in the movie here & there, but overall it’s really good and coming TRUE....
iDarkKnight - Corona is gonna get us.
Heath Kelly - Gripping in 2011 and even more in 2020
I originally saw this in the theaters. I experienced a range of emotions and was not disappointed in the least. I remember rewatching when released for home viewing and saw more that I missed when I originally saw it in theaters. I just bought and watched it again in 2020 and it was like I was previously given a glimpse into a crystal ball. I also picked up a few more hidden gems I previously missed.
Currently it is “life imitating art!!!!” I have recommended this movie to everyone as a first watch for anyone who missed it originally and a rewatch for those who previously saw it.
I definitely must or re-see!!!!!!!!
Ca exam student - Called it
Just like now
Samchatting6 - Love this movie
I really enjoyed this movie! Interesting look at human behavior during a time of crisis. Also the portrayal of how governments act and operate during a crisis is ironic, especially during currently times.
AA-ron Hinojosa 😂 - Corona-Virus
Oh no a movie about the coronavirus before it happened 🤒💉🔬🧪🦠🧫😷🩺💊
Carrerg - Just like Hollywood!
With the Coronavirus starting to create more death in China and spreading to other countries as I write this review, isn’t just like Hollywood to take this opportunity to make some cash and make a movie about death from a unknown virus. Make Hollywood great again, the more death the better. If the Aliens don’t kill us than how about those Zombies or that Nuclear war everyone is dying for, so they can restart the world with guns and fresh people to eat. I’ll say one thing more and give Hollywood a thumbs up for there many predictions of this planets demise. Can’t wait til it all ends, can’t you?
FckEcoRats - Not worth 15 bucks !!!!
It’s not a bad movie but
1. It’s almost 9 years old and surely available on some Netflix or others
2. Wait until Apple cries trying to sell it for 9,99. Trust ne it will be less than 10 in less than 2 years. Since it not a masterpiece, just wait
S13gmund - Way to exploit the Kung Flu, Apple.
Great movie, but the timing of Apple featuring this is in very bad taste
jakevartwright - Great movie
Such a great movie!!!:)))) made me wanna catch a diseaseeee🤓
drodrigues163 - Don’t spend your time!
The $3,99 is not so bad, but 2 hours of your life...
I Am... Sergio Silva - Amazing Film
No movie has quite captured my imagination and captivated my interest in infectious disease’s since i was 9, great film with accurate real world inspirations, a cohesive thriller that’s scary and educational at the same time, everyone should see this film.
timefallingbody - CORONAVIRUS 2020
This is a great movie showing how the corona virility 2020 spread.
❤️🎶😎 - Awesome
Chicago Excel - Hand sanitizer
After watching this film I washed my hands twice and wiped down every door handle. 😷😧
D.N.TN - Something to think about...
Has it never occured to anyone that this whole scenairo is being orchestrated and created, all the while, they desensitize youto it by making a movie about it and you are like, "Oh, I saw that in a movie once. It's nothing"
Then you have an outbreak in your city...
Just let it sink in for a bit.
Pushba - Plotless movie
There is no plot to this movie. There’s a virus and the news just reports bad news to depress everyone. It’s a waste of time to watch this movie
RyleyWhite - Forgettable
There's a disease, people die, then a cure is found. Spoiled the whole film, whoops.
Tori11111997 - Interesting and thrilling story
Such an interesting ending
LibrarianNYC - Science Wins
I think this movie was a bit ahead of its time. But that's what makes it so engaging now to watch years later. Hysteria about vaccinations caused by people without any scientific knowledge or background is never good, and the screenplay touches on this directly, way before Jenny McCarthy (and even Donald Trump) weighed in with their thoughts. The plot is strong and the relative pace makes you forget you're watching actual movie stars. That's what good writing, acting and directing is supposed to do at least. While not falling into dystopia, it's clear that the public and government's response would not be monolithic. In the end, it's the bravery of scientists and science which saves humanity. The superheros in this film don't wear capes they wear lab coats. Bravo!
KeithRT3008 - Each star for...
Lleddy123 - Really good, but disappointing wrap up
I loved the whole beginning and middle, but I don't like how the virus was cured without more deaths or something
NWMovieBuff - Contagion
Disappointing. While the cast is star-studded, the story goes nowhere. Okay, there's a deadly disease that spreads rapidly....and...? If you want a much better version of this story, what Outbreak (1995).
dolm67 - What if
It was worth watching. Watch it with an open mind, it doesn't seem to be regular horror movie so don't think it is. It gives us a possibility of (what if ) so it should be scary/
Mayjay191 - BEST MOVIE I HAVE WATCHED IN YEARS!!!!
This is an awesome movie. Loved all the suspense and thrill. It just brought me to the edge of my seat! Would recommend to anyone!
SandySwan - Horrible
Asleep 45 min into it because it's slow and repetitive!
Semper liberi - Best Film of 2011
AndreKobin - EBOLA
The only reason why I think this movie got popular again was because of the Ebola outbreak and how the Americans are afraid.
HenMenYe - Lame when compared to Outbreak
Contagion delivers pretty much in documentary style one possible scenario for an outbreak.
In terms of suspense and action it doesn't even get close to Outbreak.
Some real documentation would be more educational and maybe even more thrilling,
megansullyyxo - eh
bud2411 - Quick --No Lags!
We both loved this movie. Not mooshi or corny like the Dustin Hoffman movie. Very much parallel to the Ebola success this week (first wee of August, 2014).
Suggested for all by Ph.Ds
Head Maroon - Contagion
A disturbing film because anything is possible including a worldwide epidemic. However, for the most part, the acting was just okay, the plot dragged in spots,and it was a bit too predictable. I did enjoy Matt Damon's and Kate Winslet's performances.
Cererbus - Lacks focus. It’s a fifth grader’s book report on the flu
This is not entertainment it is six separate short reports on how the flu spreads, with some politics thrown in. No central character. Boring. If you want to fall asleep watch this and you will be snoring within 30 minutes.
Laguna Now - Contagion
Great cast and movie!
gnetum - Terribly boring
After Kate Winslet dies, which is early on, there is nothing to keep one's interest. It's terribly slow and boring. Rarely saw a slower movie.
WickedChicklette - It was okay if you're bored.
The best part was that they killed off Gwyneth Paltrow early in the movie.
missy meilin - Blah
This movie wasn't good for me bc i basically figured out the whole plot before we ever saw the virus. This movie made me realize this virus could happen for real but what i did not get is why the darn CDC people could not find out sooner this was a rabies virus mixed in with something else the pigs had >_> y'all can give this movie a try but believe me this movie isn't as good as the trailer shows you
Waxxsw - Not worth it
Save your money.
Aabvb - Don't waste your time
This movie wasn't for me. It wasn't scary at all and I seriously believe I wasted my time watching it.
MM GRV - Really good movie
I though it was good cause all of that can happen in real life. The ending was pretty good because it showed us how the virus started. My sister said it was stupid but I thought it was interesting and if you really wanna see this movie..either see it by yourself or with a friend in a quiet place because if your not paying attention then you'll get lost and not know what is happening...
DeeEllCee - Very Enlightening
Very good acting and believable cast. Very plausible story and can't help but think this could be real someday. For sure, I think about why I touched my face so many times and how many other things I touch that could be something contagious.
mickydeenyc - It's good, not great
Ok, do we ever get tired of 'zombie' movies? I guess I have.
A number of thrillers have been made over the years dealing with mutant viruses of some sort. To me, they all seem a bit sterile. Sure, there's screaming and writhing and stuff, but it just seems that all the movies of this genre lean too heavily on cheap tricks.
I'd watch it again, but there are a good three dozen other movies I'd rather see again before this one.
mmrbluewater - Frighteningly compelling film
This is a horror movie if there ever was one, mostly because its plot is completely plausible. Well written, well acted, expertly executed. This film will leave you feeling uneasy at least, it left this MD feeling downright frightened.
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El johnsonebra - Awesome, pertinent and prophetic
It’s like they had a crystal to todays Covid crisis
Celt43 - Boring
Boring, jumps around a lot. The movie called Outbreak was better.
crazyhakins - Boring, lifeless and predictable
I kept waiting for some kind of twist to emerge but it never did. This was more of a documentary of something that hasn’t happened yet. While that could be a good concept for a movie, this really didn’t hit the mark. Shame considering the cast it had.
Astonkwok - If you play Plague Inc., you will love this game
This movie actually inspire the popular game Plague Inc. by Ndemic Creations. The pace might be slow for some, but I enjoy the exploration of explorations of different factors involved in the fight against a plague, including societal factors, political factors, bureaucracy, and medical research. You will see characters breaking rules. Some did it for selfish reasons, some did it for selfless reasons, and one would do it because he has a messianic complex. It probably helped that when the script was being developed, SARS broke out, so the scriptwriters got to observe how societies succeed or fail to deal with an epidemic. The science behind this film has earned commendations from New Scientist, and it is rare to see films not sacrificing science for the sake of entertainment. I particularly like the fact that I really learnt about stuff I didn’t know before. Highly, highly recommended.
Lawrence m - Interesting
Quite a pleasing film on account of its pace and open ended narrative development. Contagion doesn't succumb to a one-dimensional plot line. If you're after a film that goes down a tight and specific route (and these films can be very enjoyable) Contagion might not be for you. Otherwise, enjoy a film that has narrative space and doesn't feel the need to pronounce a final word.
Garders - Brilliant
Watch it, heart wrenching thriller, riveting!
dubbo dave - WHY CAN'T YOU RENT THIS MOVIE ?
WHY CAN'T YOU RENT THIS MOVIE ?
Ostrowski - Please make available to Rent??
Everything else is available to rent but this movie ?? Why??
Rareraider - A Five Star Film
I have to admit I loved Contagion. It's a movie that really gets you thinking about how easily disease can spread and also how easily fear can affect our world. I loved how all the stories were connected and how each character seemed to have to deal with different issues to do with the pandemic. The acting was great and I particularly enjoyed the performances of Marion Cotillard and Kate Winslet, but if Jude Law was trying to be Australian, he failed miserably. The thing that I really loved about this film is that it was scientifically accurate. I have never seen a film that has tried so hard to be scientifically correct and I felt this added to the quality of the film. Overall this is a five star film and I recommend this to anyone. You'll be both entertained and interested.
Thylacine36 - Realistic and humane.
One of the best pandemic movies I've ever seen. Never over the top (except perhaps for Jude Law's appalling Australian accent), this is a gripping story of fear and love set against global events. Very well done.
Matt.turnham - Realistic and intriguing
The director did an excellent job of depicting how it would unfold if an epidemic was to occur in today's world. It was fascinating to see the process involved in managing such a scenario and the plot line definitely sparks some thought into the subject. This is not your typical, feel good Hollywood movie, but hugely entertaining nonetheless. Recommended.
Pawsup99 - Very Good, Accurate and Insightful.
Many people dont like this movie.
However, at the moment at school im studying year 12 Biology, and this term we are focusing on Infectious Diseases. I went and bought this movie purely for the Educational side, and found that Entertainment wise, it was great.
Im going to get my teacher to let us watch this during class, because i believe it will be informative and insightful for study, and i think we can learn a great deal within our society today.
Swine Flu (H1-N1) Was a scare for us in 2009. This movie opens up the question "What Happens Next?"
Lynellenn - Very average
As I said... Very average
Lminator - Not even worth a proper lminator review
oh dear this is sooooo dull and uninteresting you will just want to punch someone, or the tv
iluvimac - Boring!!!!
Great actors but this is the most boring movie I've watched in ages. Extremely disappointed
Vil88 - Boring
Sorry it's sorta a boring movie.
bw1206 - Interesting
Builds suspense well. A little slow in the middle. Predictable ending. Worth watching though
565555555 - MUST WATCH THE MOVIE !
It's just such an interesting movie, it's out of the ordinary and it's amazing !
Davide P - Good film for a stay home day.
I used my newly acquired Apple T.V device to download my first movie directly from my T.V. I was simply (blown away) amazed at the ability of the Apple T.V device to instantly download the movie and watch it . This is 'over the horizon' technology of the future for sure! My standard ISP 'Box' provided by my phone company simply can't even come close to compete with such a device. Who needs optical broadband cabling? All I have is copper wire telephony and a ADSL modem. As for the movie . The HD attributes came through easily.The film was well directed with mild application cutaways and intercuts, and came with reasonably good plot. Dramatic films need BCU shots, in where in this case, such were also sadly missing. The dire consequence of such a 'one touch contagion' I felt, simply was not delivered. Hook and later subsequent bait aspects were missing, leaving the viewer to actually simply watch the film to it its final conclusion without a 'brain strain.' I expected more after getting half way in where the built up to the pandemic seems mildly enacted. Directors also have a problem in recent times to actually finish a film well. Overall the final results were acceptable viewing in where I give it a; 1 Chocolate bar,1 drink , and 1 small packet of chips rating equal to 3 and half stars. Cassandra Crossing without the steroids.
Les Patterson - Paint by numbers.
I found the film to be very basic movie making. Whilst production values were high, it appeared to me that sometimes (maybe even often) the actors weren't even in the same studio during a scene at the same time and if not then it's an even worse blunder in 101 directing. I know this is a common technique in film making but if I can pick it then the director has failed. It made me feel that it was what I call an actors "paycheck job". Paris, New York, London, etc., Abu Dhabi? Could have been better scripted, acted and directed, IMHO.
justsas - Just OK
Thought I would love it, but honestly it is only ok. 'fallen' or 'outbreak' do it much better in my opinion.
3jw - Entertaining
Worth it !
Geminii073 - Where's the soap?
This is definately a must watch movie!! Amazingly powerful, and terribly frightening as this scenario is so real....
moonlight68 - Brilliant
Catches you right from the start and takes you on a realistic journey
Jeff jazzman - Why?
Pointless movie that goes nowhere
Tahl - A thriller that fails to thrill
This was utterly devoid of suspense. It takes an especially dull script and blind director to take such a stellar cast and make a movie about death, fear and loss without the viewers ever feeling any attachment to the characters. Quite literally, this concept has been done to death and been a darn sight better executed to boot. I felt nothing apart from ennui.
scobie-j - Sickness and Terror
Makes you think about quickly swine flu & bird flu spread to our country. Great approach to an issue that is increasing in probability.
Murray98 - Very interesting
This movie is definately different to all others. It is wery smart and has obviously taken alot of research, thinking and facts to produce. It is realistic and actually makes the situation easy to imagine!
Snot235 - Contagion
Not happy with this movie so slow..
mikeycbd - From Outbreak to Contagion
If you ever saw Outbreak then this film is right up your street. I went to the cinema as soon as it came out, watched it on board a trip to NZ, bought a couple of tracks from iTunes and now I've bought the movie. Excellent. Now though when i'm on the packed train going to work each day I do listen to all the coughing and sneezing and people not using a hanky. So far they are only spreading the common cold. Happy viewing.
Katie Woods - Average
mandyrosegoodger - Error in download
Help - purchased movie but it won't download (error-50)
Irisa_Midnight - Really just average
This could have been a brilliant movie but in all honesty it was dull. The whole way through it (yes, I managed to watch the whole thing and only fell asleep once!) I kept thinking how rushed it felt. It's like there was so much story to tell yet it all had to be done in a set amount of time and no more. Throw in a few big name stars and studios think they're going to have a blockbuster .... yet sadly with this film the stars couldn't even save it. And don't get me started on the whole conspiracy spin it touts to have ...
Hokese1 - Makes u wonder
Excellent movie,makes u wonder what would happen if this really accured.
Simba 101 - Complete waste of time and money.
Unbelievable that this movie was ever allowed to hit the screens. With so many big names they should be ashamed of this work. Do not see it unless you are paid. Music completely inappropriate, would be better suited to trainspotting 2. Honestly, I am a big fan of quality movies and see a lot these days and this has to be the worst in a very long time.
bwdreams - Must see it!
It's worth buying or renting it
cbd6 - It's a real THINKER'S movie. What would happen…..
The Critics Reviews were mixed and I think many might not enjoy this film as much as you could, but here are some things to remember...
A. The story is not difficult to imagine with our ability to travel so freely throughout the world.
B. Illnesses and diseases can arise from many sources, so those "germaphobe's" have every reason to be scared.
C. The instinct for survival is very strong in humans and this film shows us just how far other's will go to save themselves and their families.
D. Often, it's what we can't see that is more frightening.
That being said, I think all the actors did great jobs in their roles. The absorbed their characters emotions and experiences and let the audience share their journey and their pain. This movie will make you feel uneasy, but the Director really did his research and showed us a very frightening scenario.
Shinny999 - Awful film
I see this film has suddenly made it into the charts again..... I’m guessing because people somehow think it might enlighten them on what might happen in the case of a SARS or Coronavirus pandemic. ITS A TERRIBLE JOKE OF A FILM.....SO DONT BOTHER!!!
Azza262&83 - Great
RevSteveG - For the more intelligent
This is a great viral 'who-dun-it' with overtones of govenment manipulation and media hype. OK, if you get bored if there isn't blood, bullets and bad lines this isn't for you, but if you like a good film with no guarantee who will live, a must watch.
p_xx - Frightening
Really good eye opening film. Worth a watch, as others have written previously.. if you're expecting some kind of dramatic/horror type movie this is not it.
Terrifyingly realistic. Very very sad at points.
Markofaman - Rubbish
The worst film you will watch, don't waist your money......you've been warned!!
Davey 2801 - Hugely Misunderstood! Great!!
This film is misunderstood beyond belief, the low ratings come from people expecting constant action, zombies and death. This isn't that, it's clever, gripping and down-right scary. Not in a jumping monster type of scary, but hyper-realistic scary, these situations quickly turn sour and this film highlights this process brilliantly! 5 Stars, have a whirl :)
Evilmushades - One of the greats
This film is one of a dying race of true scientific thrillers. It is not your typical cheesy zombie trash, but a well-scripted, well thought-out story, which chills you to the bone, and makes you think, 'what would the world be like if this happened in real life?' As another reviewer noted, watch out for the 1 star haters out there.
vikihayden - Thought provoking
I'm not usually one to leave a review, however after renting this movie, I felt I needed to. This is not your typical epidemic blockbuster. It was a tad slow moving, but really brought the idea of panic and social media hype under scruitiny. It also covered the spread of the disease quite realistically, in a way that is reminiscient of the bird flu and foot and mouth breakouts. It is a shame that the characters weren't more developed and if buying this movie, you should be prepared for a few loose ends. Overall I thought it was a good take on this genre, but if you are looking for action, this is not one for you!
Baby-hair - Definitely worth watching.
The clue about the film is in the title and with this sort of fast-moving scenario it’s not easy to develop the characters, although, this movie does well on that score. The cast is great and one of the main stars is killed off in the first 10 minutes, which is quite unusual. The tension mounts as the virus spreads and the film almost takes on a documentary style. Worth watching and should keep you interested throughout.
Barny64 - Well worth renting
Excellent film! Very thought provoking! Would recommend.
Net 82 - I like it
I like the it, briliant cast, serious movie - not borring at all, in my opinion, as many revies say. Totaly worth to watch it.
Thedukesofhawk - Boring
Terrible film, bored me to tears!
Handyman502 - Carp
I fthe film is like the trailer, failed.
Pherfyrioris - This is a good film!!!
This is a good film, why is it rated 3 stars. It deserves 4 at least.
MissJess83 - good film
This film attempts to deliver a realistic portrayal of a superbug, in this case a flu like virus, and how society reacts. It is not action packed, so if you want 'Outbreak 2' with monkeys and heros then this film is not for you. However, if you like realistic and scientifically accurate (as much as you can get in Hollywood) films, then you are likely to enjoy it. The trailer is misleading and I believe the cause of most of the negative reviews.
santa06 - Nothing special
1. Scary scenario, catastrophic consequences if such a virus were to spread in real life
2.. Very average movie with average performances including Matt Damon and Marion Cotillard
3. The reason why I gave the movie 1 * and not 2* is the unbearable Jude Law, what is he doing being an actor? Even in such a rubbish movie there is no room for him.
4. The game (virus simulation) on the iPad is waaaay better
Hheheeherhehahahahahahahaho - Predictable
Was good, I kinda knew what was going to happen but I think the trailer was better than the film but I will watch it again in the future 😌
Madonna glee - A really strong story.
This film is well rounded as for me the story was very believable and if such event was to happen this film shows the chilling truth...
October80 - I'll always wash my hands after the tube!
Predictable but enjoyable - certainly makes you think!
maurj - Completely bobbins
The least plausible disaster movie ever made.
Jon c l - Brilliant
I think this film was amazing in every way, iv been waiting to see this film for a while and didn't have the time. But it's defo worth waiting for :)
slarti42uk - Subtle, interesting and thought provoking
I feel that anyone rating this film as one star is probably so used to the standard Hollywood over done apocalyptic fare that this film would seem slow by comparison. However it covers SO much of the other things that happen surrounding this type of global event not just people dying. How society changes, how people change and what people will do to try and stop it. Really enjoyed it.
Forevaspurs - It's awful!!
As the previous reviews have stated don't be fooled by a good trailer. This has honestly got to be one of the worst films ever made. It's boring and pointless. There is nothing good about this film. If I could give it 0 stars I would.
Please don't waste your money on this!
Excalibar06 - Good Film
This is a good watch, great Actors great performances. Yes the film has been done a few times before, but well worth a watch. Make sure you pay attention to the story, some bits are slow, but that's to make sure you get the whole film.
Merrow1 - Could turn you OCD
Not one of the greater apocalyptic movies, I preferred I am Legend, but ok. Certainly upon leaving i spend a lot longer washing my hands.
Only The Best...... - Good movie
Good movie well worth the money I spent to rent it, full of mystery of how the virus started although u do find out at the end.
Amber97 - Amazing!!
Amazing gripping film, a must see
mcsamster - Cool:)
This is an exciting film, deserves a higher rating!
Dc554327653863? - Distinctly average
Might be worth watching if it was cheaper - certainly no blockbuster!
Conans Fist - Intelligent movie for intelligent people
Not a movie for thickies, soap watching idiots.
A well crafted movie with solid performances from all cast. Portraying human behaviour at its best and worst.
Loved this movie!
Gloworm15 - Waste of time
Omg if there was ever a film that didn't interest any1 or have a good plot or didn't take so long to get going This film surpasses them all
Don't buy or rent it is utter rubbish the actors should have given the money they got payed for doing the movie to charity as that is we're the movie will be if ya buy it Yes iam saying it would go straight to the charity shop
Quietcurve - Hugely disappointing
The film lost its way from the start. Instantly it becomes a dull affair where the lead role is a virus you cannot see and a plot that has more holes than the virus itself can fill.
kategp27 - Anti-climax
I enjoyed the start of the film up until 3 quarters of the way in and realised there was not much story left.
They had two many characters that weren't needed ie. both Jude Law's and Marion Cotillard's character.
Saying that, Matt Damon's character should have been used more in the film 'cause he was immune and would obviously be the first person you go to for a cure... ?
All and all, it was a bit disappointing and a waste of time! They could have had a richer story as the idea was quite good!
Niresmurf7 - You'll either love it or hate it! I loved it!
This is a cold, chilling and scarily real film. It makes you paranoid about germs. Its only scary because it's about swine flu, which gives us the realisation that this could happen. Brilliant film and would definitely recommend. 10/10
Sash1409 - Horrific waste of a good idea!
For a relevant thought provoking subject manner with a promising cast this turned out to be the most rubbish film I've seen in a while. killing off recognisable faces for an edgy twist didnt quite work but the complete lack of identity and atmosphere drudging along with a bumbling script and schizophrenic storyline made for a real waste of a gd idea! Coupled with the headache inducing soundtrack made me feel like death by a contagion would be a welcome release
ekw10 - Boring and superficial
Not much happened. If it was supposed to be a docu-drama it failed there too. Anyone familiar with Hong Kong would have cringed with the inaccuracies. People speaking with the wrong dialect; the ridiculous scenario of a foreigner being kidnapped on the waterfront in Hong Kong, put in the back of a van and then reappearing in Mainland China sucked, both because you cannot just drive a van into mainland China (there's a border not unlike the Mexican Border) and the motive - to get hold of an inoculation - is insulting given that Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong is one of the leading research units for H1N1/SARS. But don't let that get in the way of a story.
Samuels1807 - Boring
I watched this after seeing the trailer and I just felt at the end of it what was the point of that. The film never really picked up, was very slow and not a great deal happened. Overall dissapointed with the film
MarmarParpar - Contagion
Cringing. Good lesson in hygiene practise. Bird flu inspired.
Perfectpinkstar - ZZZzzzzz........
Wake me up at the end!!!
Lonely Thinker - Save your pennies.
Don't need to watch it. Just saw the preview. Like other that I have seen. Isn't that a handy trick.
Chrism288 - Not contagious
With so many big names you expect some great characters to evolve, but as you drift on into the movie they just don't materialise which of just leaves you with a virus documentary..now that's done well enough!
Shandie97(: - Pretty good
albonline - Really interesting film, not sure why people are saying otherwise
After reading reviews, I decided to listen to ramamarx and go ahead and watch, and I'm glad I did. This isn't an action packed, zombie thriller style film, not jumpy or scary, but then that's not the film I go for. I found this really interesting, not boring in the slightest. It's quite real in fact, and doesn't over dramatise things, which is great. Myself and my boyfriend found it really entertaining and thought provoking. A nice change from the usual blockbuster. Watch it!
RTunst - Predictable
This films purports to be realistic and intelligent, but in reality plods along in a predictable fashion. The 'twists' lack impact as the characters, and their stories, simply aren't developed enough. Other characters figure so fleetingly you wonder why they bother including them. As a result the story jumps around from one story to another in a way that simply fails to engage and leaves you feeling like you are being pushed to care.
Wastei - bit complicated...
I'm quite an attentive viewer but I found this quite difficult to follow. Didn't realise it was John Neil being wheeled out, nor who Lorraine was and I'm still unsure of the sincerity (or lack of it) of the profit/prophet - and that was after watching it twice. Nonetheless I found it an intriguing romp and it's worth a couple of quid to rent.
Ameee❤ - Soo good
Any one who hates this film must be mad 😲 this film Is friken awesome xx
SERENA - Complete and utter rubbish!!!
The acting is dreadful, the script even worse and the camera work is all over the place. The Paltrow woman's dying scenes are so laughable the whole cinema was in fits of giggles.
Someone please tell Jude Law to give up acting for the good of mankind and as for the rest of them I can only guess they took the assignment because their friends did and were short of school fees.
This film is a crime to the art of cinema!!!!
Thorn3y w4l3s - Why the bad reviews
Anyone who gives this film a poor score doesn't like true film. Contagion provides an intense, heart felt thriller that truly scares the audience. Do what it has no guns or explosions, it provides a very original story that lots will enjoy.
Ratbag113 - Time Passer
Wouldn't call this a thriller. It is a movie about the development of a vaccine and the people involved as well as those suffering in the meantime. My problem is it lacked something. But still a relatively good movie to pass the time
Worth a rent at least. But once you've seen it, you've seen it. Doesn't really thrill the first time around.
Ant 2010 - Contagion
Not bad but not particularly good either !
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Medicboi - Boring
Extremely slow and boring!
Bobbie-SFO - Just awful
Not worth the rental. Wait for TV release. Really.
The only reason it is even getting 1 star is for the couple of touching moments of humanity in the storyline.
explorz - Bad Daytime Drama
I felt like I was watching a badly written, hastily directed, and poorly acted daytime drama. Even if it were a made for TV movie, it was still horribly stilted and never once did it draw me into to being emotionally engaged.
billy1988 - what's the word for severe fear of germs?
because now im that way! this movie's amazing. can't believe how something so simple could cause such a major problem, but im never going to forget to wash my hands ever again! carrying a bottle of hand sanitizer with me everywhere i go from now on! :)
PS, TOTALLY WORTH THE RENT! don't know if i'd buy because i'd be too scared to watch again
Scary Boy - Best Thriller Ever
This is the best thriller films I have ever seen. It's not really all that scary, unless you are afraid of deadly viruses. It was better than I thought it would be.
Senther - What a joke.
This could have been a great movie. Well acted and a neat subject, but with no excitement. If you want a solid portrayal of mass psychology and societal collapse in the face of an epidemic, this is for you. If you want an entertaining movie, look elsewhere. It's 95% boring dialogue with suspense music to mask the fact that it's boring as hell. Also, one thing I can't get over is the fact that one of the characters is stuck in her house in a mostly abandoned city for years. But she's constantly texting her boyfriend on her iPhone. Even though an abandoned city would have no cell coverage and no power....
Happyhubert - Really well played
Besides the fact that it was incredibly well acted, and it had a great story, one of my favorite aspects of this film was the psychology portrayed in the film. Especially scenes dealing with mob/mass psychology. I thought it was very realistic when one person started running, everyone started running, even though a rational person would see how there couldn't be any food left. The stars in this movie for me were Laurence Fishburne and Gwyneth Paltrow- they were excellent
Sfgal7 - If you are afraid of outbreaks...
Not a good one for you. I loved the relational perspective. The performances were excellent.
Lil_Milano - Creepy yet Great!
I LOVE THIS MOVIE... not for the germaphobics yet very intertaining and makes you think because this actually could happen some day...
1911expert - Worst movie ever
There was no climax and it was more like a documentary than a movie
amandaleighfenimore - Really great Flick
This movie is so good because you know that it could become reality. Great acting, great script. Leaves you wanting more.
VentOne - Meh.
This movie is better than most. BUT.. the ending is just awful. There is absolutely no conclusion to this movie. The movie is 95% dialogue with maybe 5 minutes of suspense. A myriad of facts regarding some virus are laid out in a lecture format for pretty much the first half of the movie. I see no reason to buy this movie. rent it .. maybe?
elsambando - Good movie
I thought it was a good movie. Shows you just what is possible and that humans aren't the true masters of this world. Also shows how much luck is involved in beating unknown viruses. The ending will show you just how a random event can start an epidemic that can wipe out a large swath of the world. I thought the movie was a realistic representation of what would happen if this were to occur in today's modern world, the good and bad.
Whole heartedly recommend a rent, not a buy though (for me anyway)
jdwinc89 - Comtagion
Good movie. Better than I expected.
LAW73 - Expected it to be another Outbreak
I did not go see this in the theatre because it seemed like it was going to be like all the other movies with the same type of plot. The concept is similar but not the same and definitely better. I found it to be dramatic, intense and it really makes you think. It's a movie worth watching.
DrLazerHandzz - depressing
this movie just bummed me out.
Sar Sar Bear - Love it
I love this movie I would totally recommend u watching it their is a lot and I mean ALOT of deaths and creepy senses but it is totally worth it
SolarMidnite - Dynamic
I thought it would be an apocalypse type of movie, but that's not what they were going for. They were trying to show what the world would probably be like if such a virus did come into existence.
But I'm a fan of zombies, and so I'm taking a star off because the virus didn't make any! :D
ltorris - Closer to reality than you would believe.
A gripper it is not but the underlying feeling of desperation and sadness that is captured is a reality. Moving from tiny steps to a rush that is truely real in the small climax of the end of a disaster is true to life.
Bksbruin - So much potential...
The build up was great but the ending was terrible. Completely fell flat and ruined the movie.
hi32192 - great movie
Best movie ever!!
sunburNvegas - Outbreaks are everywhere!!!
Great movie!! :)
(I did make my little kids leave the room tho-they didn't need to see it)
michael frazier - Predictable
That's and it left me with some questions un-answered.
No climax and the resolution was so blah it was really pointless if you ask me.
bockspain - depressing
Didn't really like this movie… leaves you with not much hope, always waiting for things to get better in the story line, but they never do.
Nilla1988 - Missing something.
The movie was good and I enjoyed it but I was still expecting more. Maybe some more intensity, more creepy-ness, better understanding of who the characters were. The last 30 minutes of the movie seemed rushed to me. I would've liked it to be a bit longer.
Beruca - Contagion
Although there were lots of big names the movie sucked puffer fish.
Future america - People please.......
I know that you guys like all of these unrealistic kick butt movie..... I do too, but you also have to look at the reality of it, this kind of stuff can and will happen it's happening write now actually, look at third world countries that's where most of "our" outbreaks come from........
Bacon_wallet - Terrible Movie!!!
I saw this movie in theaters and it was terrible! There's no climax whatsoever. It is so boring, I would have rather watched paint dry!
MyGirl521 - I love and agree with "Wash your hands!!!"
fascinating! make sure you watch the end
Jplung2 - Incredible!!
Easily the best movie I've ever seen. A must watch for people interested in this topic. All the science they used was real including the epidemiology. An amazing amazing movie!
scubagarth - Meh
The trailer is misleading... This is no Outbreak. Really bad directing, could have been so much better. The characters lacked depth, it didn't succeed to bring a sense of panic or urgency, or even a thrill. Kinda boring, actually. Not believable, despite the cast and story potential, and way too predicable. Save your time and money, and watch Outbreak again.
johmo - This one was good.
Smart plot. Good acting. Nice filming. Very much worth the time and money. I like it.
TotallyAwesomeGrrl - Awesome thriller!
Great actors! Best virus movie...
Jay Hernandez 239 - Don't even redbox this
Great actors. No plot twist after 3 minutes. Story was flat. Acting was okay. Movie almost expired on me because it took me 23 hours to watch because I was more entertained watching hair grow.
Belieber4eva!:) - I love it
Not only is it one of the best movies ever but it could happen!!!!:D
ethomas12pet - Great actors - a mistake
I'm a big fan of the actors in this film, however, I had no intention of watching this, as I felt the story seemed benign -- but, the positive reviews persuaded me to take a look.
This was a mistake.
From what I can gather (I turned my attention to laundry, bills, and dishes), this is a very weak film that seeks to provoke reflection on mass hysteria and emotional self-examination. This worked well in "I Am Legend" and "Blindness", however, "Contagion" was a a significant failure.
Putting this all-star cast in this production is akin to asking Winston Churchill to run for class president. I hope you'll learn from my mistake.
sunchips10 - Must watch
Best movie ever!!
Johnsdaman - It's worth seeing
I kept on waiting for some type of twist to happen but it never did. Still loved it!
anderkh - Never goes anywhere - timing is awful
I was actually waiting for it to end - if I wasn't on a plane with nothing else to watch, I would have stopped it in the middle.
While a number of the actors did a very good job, the timing was horrible. There was no climax whatsoever, it was dull.
DoubleKKK - Boring at best
I expected a thriller based on other reviews but what I got was a mediocre plot and a near complete lack of any element of suspense. What with the fabulous cast, this is a unique but rather boring piece that did not entertain me in the least. While it tries to deliver some profound message, it fails to make any point really aside from the fact that such an outbreak is truly a possibility.
R0bb - Virus!!!
The idea is great but the fact that the story is stretched in time (several months) take away some of the thrilling you would expect from this kind of movies.
Gabby Ruiz - Awesome Movie
My Son And I We Liked
App-a-do - Worst movie ever
I typically do not write movie reviews. After all who really reads what I'd have to say about any particular film. But this movie is just soooo BAD I had to do it. No plot (other than a breakout of an infectious disease), poor direction, poorer editing, the acting is amateurish (despite the fact that we are seeing some big stars in this), and ultimately no point to it. After watching it I felt that I probably would have opted to be infected and die rather than to have gone through this mind numbing experience that this movie turned out to be. Save yourself two hours for something else in your life. Skip this.
89amaya - 4haterz
Good movie I enjoy with my girl ....
Littlesigh - Better a docudrama
Pretty much a waste…. as story lines go it is fairly straight forward. People get sick many die, stubble to find cure, human factors, looting, fear, greed. So thus is what we expect… nothing new.
jimmyjo00 - Rent something else
maybe i was expecting to much from the A list actors but this was the worst movie i have seen in a long while. Im glad i only rented it but i still want a refund
Beach_Kids_4125 - UGH
I really wanted to like this movie. Bottom line, it's just not good.
MtZiondncr - Yay
Luved it soo much!
Emily angel - Contagion
I luv this movie dont go hatting Matt Damon and Kate winslet
Igottapee - Not worth the money!
This movie was awful!!! Dont waste your money. Their are better ones like "Outbreak" that were better. This movie had all the great actors but the plot just wasnt there, the acting...very flat, and what excactly was the point of the movie? I had such a hard time trying to figure out the jist of the idea that Im supposed to get out of from watching this. Was it ...Cheating woman got what she deserved? The govt couldnt even get one of their own flown to her home to die? Is the lesson...We are so unprepared for a major plague? Or is it...Dont go to the grocery store when the crap hits the fan? Maybe it was...Those who knew about the plague protected their family unfairly. Was it that When the pooky does hit the fan...we are all going to turn into animals robbing every house we can and lose our humanity? I was lost as this movie was lost as to what angle it wanted to bring home to those of us watching.
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