Thursday, September 8, 2011
Contagion Review - 3 Stars
A first rate medical thriller directed by the very talented Steven Soderbergh, “Contagion” begins when Gwyneth Paltrow picks up a bad germ in Hong Kong and brings it back to the states. Soon she dies, and others around her die and the epidemic begins. Doctors race to find a cure, and in watching that race give you new respect for the medical profession. A great cast includes Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Lawrence Fishburne. The storytelling fills you with tension, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. A coda after the finale explains it all, and leaves you wanting to cover your mouth and wash your hands. Does it deliver what it promises? First rate medical thriller. Is it entertaining? Tension-filled and keeps you interested. Is it worth the price of admission? One of the best thrillers in months.