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Contagion

Drama Sci-Fi Thriller


 

A thriller centred on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors.

"Contagion" is a convincing film, possibly too much so considering the subject matter. Although it engages on an intellectual level, it fails to engage emotionally. People get sick and die while the shortfalls of human nature are exposed, but we don't seem to care all that much. That's not to take away from the oustanding direction which is absolutely world class, nor the pulsating soundtrack that does well to heighten the tension. It's just that you need more symptoms to sustain a story such as this one. Not quite infectious enough...

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 20th October 2011
106 mins