Adopting a clean, chronological and punchy approach, Soderbergh holds a steady eye on panic and chaos. It's a disaster movie with a brain and conscience.
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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.
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The Synopsis for Contagion (2011) 720p
Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies a few days later. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic.
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The Reviews for Contagion (2011) 720p
Reviewed byDave CalhounVote: 4/5/10
I had high expectations going in with the star studded cast and a good IMDb rating. The film turned out to be very disappointing. The plot jumps around a ton and because of it it's hard to get a sense of uniqueness and continuity for the characters. Things happen in the movie that are just stupid because a couple times the conclusions are pointlessly left hanging, other times they seem to backtrack. The acting is pretty bad all around, which was surprising. The girl that played Matt Damon's daughter just sucked. The ending was very anti-climactic and somewhat silly, making the whole movie seem quite random. I didn't get a sense at any point that there was a lot of passion put into making this film. There's hardly any action, contrary to it's billing as a action thriller. If they would have added a little more mayhem, guns, boobs, and explosions, it would have compensated for the drab and one- note tones in the movie a little bit. A lot of the characters are outrageously dumb, like Gwenyth Paltrow's character. It's a highly predictable plot with few twists. It keeps your attention most of the way, I'll give it that, but it really wasn't what I was looking for.
Stephen Soderbergh's latest direction, "Contagion" (2011), even though bringing less than expected excitement, is an absorbing movie to watch, efficient as a social and behavioural study, but no less as an accomplished collection of individual case studies, offering sufficiently thought-provoking arguments, such as the fact that--despite all the scientific advances and exhaustive efforts of the thousands of specialists--humankind still stands pretty helpless in the prevention of new viral outbreaks and their many strains occurring globally, when even seemingly well organised societies easily slip into chaos, leaving all individuals to fend for themselves in the ultimate fight for survival, all further fuelled by unstoppable leaks (however, lucrative sensationalism, as well) on an almost inevitable, mutually supportive (money and power shouldn't mix, but mostly they do) corporal and governmental cover-ups. Surely it is a disturbing reminder that even at the most difficult of times, humanity's good traits still get so easily overpowered by the seed of all evil--selfishness and greed.
Many good actors partake in the movie: Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Elliott Gould, to name a few, though one cannot expect remarkable character development when action is dispersed and story spread on so many leads. Nevertheless, Soderbergh knows how to make people count and, albeit somewhat shy about it, he's sufficiently confident in decisive difference their increasingly frequent, self-sacrificing actions could make, having faith in ultimately predominant selflessness and benevolence, kindness and compassion, whether among pre-organised, or ad hoc gathered communities, down to the last individual, rediscovering--now under extreme conditions--their altruism and, as implied in a reserved hope raised towards the end, having--this way or another--humanism in humankind still prevail.