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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: [California] : Warner Home Video, [2012]
Edition: Rental edition
Branch Call Number: DVD Contagion 2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13


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JaronF_OshLib Jul 23, 2018

Main characters don't get any special treatment in this one.
Fast and furious from start to finish!

Jul 12, 2018

I watched this movie for a class and was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a different movie that was a lot more fast paced and slightly scary in the sense of panic. While I felt the sense of panic I liked the slower pace and way the movie showed how an outbreak progresses from first day until a vaccine is created!

Jan 30, 2018

I like how the plot circles around, giving a bit more information each go-round. I especially like how it shows that such a contagion could accidentally start so easily: wrong pig meets the (droppings of) the wrong bat. It doubled my resolve to stay a vegan, even though, of course, that wouldn't save anyone if such a contagion really happened, leaping as it did here from animal to animal to a person to most people.

Jan 18, 2018

I just thought this movie was ok. Something to watch on a boring Sunday.

Dec 02, 2017

Where did Steven Soderbergh ever get a reputation as a quality director? It certainly wasn't with this piece of disgusting hackwork. There was a faint hope that it wouldn't turn into typical Hollywood claptrap until about half way through. At that time Stevie pulls out all the cliches in his repertoire to fashion a typical ending that will please all his minions.

Jan 21, 2017

Contagion is done very well. I enjoyed it as much as I could like a movie about a deadly outbreak. I remember discussing with a friend shortly after it came out on DVD how, given the subject matter, it felt a little weird to say that we liked this film, but we both really liked it. Contagion is rated PG-13 for disturbing content and some language.

Jan 02, 2017

the best about that movie is that it does not propagate fear as the most (or all) about diseases like "Day After", "Day After Tomorrow" are doing but actually shows how fear about diseases play very destructive role in that kind of catastrophic movies

we underestimate how big business is all those "alternative lies" about pharmacy, vaccination, GMO, fighting cancer and other fears raised only for purpose of earning money are

of course honestly should be told, that that kind of situation like Contagion is just very specific

fear is always part of human being and selling fear is like selling nude, porno or political programs - it is not so bad, the bad is when we stop paying attention that "uncover" can be also a lie
and usually it is

but in the big mud of lies , from time to time there are really precious stones

Jan 21, 2016

Movie was okay. Thought it left some gaps though. Never really understood if the contagion was purposefully introduced or ?

Dec 28, 2015

I liked when Gwyneth Paltrow got the contagion (spoiler alert).

Dec 17, 2015

Love it. Definately possible with todays transportation. Truly scary when you think about it.

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Jan 30, 2018

"This is a bad day to be a rhesus monkey."
Alan Krumwiede

Sep 08, 2012

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."

Sep 08, 2012

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."

Sep 08, 2012

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…"

Sep 08, 2012

Dr. Ellis Cheever: "I think what Mr. Krumwiede is spreading is far more dangerous than the disease."

Sep 08, 2012

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…"


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Mar 28, 2012

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Mar 18, 2012

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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