CONTAGION (2011 U.S. U.A.E) D: STEVEN SODERBERGH W: SCOTT Z. BURNS P: GREGORY JACOBS/MICHAEL SHAMBERG/STACY SHER
A rapid-acting, deadly, unknown virus breaks worldwide. The CDC try and get on top of it, but this pretty realistic thriller shows how easily and quickly things can get out of control. Jude Law is a fine grey-area "villain" blogger who gets public service confused with grandiose egotism. The ensemble cast includes Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard, Chin Han, Kate Winslet, John Hawkes, Jennifer Ehle, Gwyneth Paltrow (as Patient Zero), Armin Rohde, Elliot Gould, Bryan Cranston, Tien You Chui and Josie Ho (DREAM HOME). Too many distracting famous faces in fact (reminiscent of 70`s all-star disaster movies). Solid, enjoyable and with some very good scenes (and acting) indeed, but also oddly forgettable once it`s done. Cliff Martinez`s score is pretty good, but unfortunately U2 are heard at the end. Soderbergh`s voice is also heard.

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