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Contagion Review

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3.0

Dave White Profile

Message: stay inside forever. Read full review

3.5

Grae Drake Profile

Buy stock in surgical masks. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    70

    out of 100

    Metascore®
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    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    While potent and well-paced, Contagion doesn't come together as the fearsome bio-thriller it starts out to be. But it may make audiences twitchy about the guy coughing in the next row.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    The pressure cooker plot calls for intense performances all around but first among equals are Winslet and Ehle.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    One aspect of the film is befuddling. Alan Krumwiede (Jude Law) is a popular blogger with conspiracy theories about the government's ties with drug companies. His concerns are ominous but unfocused. Does he think drug companies encourage viruses? The blogger subplot doesn't interact clearly with the main story lines and functions mostly as an alarming but vague distraction.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Here's a scare-the-crap-out-of-you medical thriller about a viral pandemic that will have the immediate post-screening effect of causing a handwashing stampede.

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