Metacritic Movie Ratings
Contagion Reviews

4.0

70

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa 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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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger 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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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

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

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia 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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