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Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Erin Brockovich), Contagion is an almost clinical look at a deadly airborne virus that manages to wipe out a large percentage of the world’s population while society’s infrastructure breaks down. Part detective story, part thriller, and all scary, it follows various factions, including the Centers for Disease Control. Contagion takes a fact–based approach as to the types of events we might expect if a super–virus arose.

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Even ClearPlayed, this is a movie for mature teens and above. Although ClearPlay cuts about 20 profanities and religious exclamations, as well as scenes of disturbing images one might associate with a deadly virus, the psychological impact is still made and could upset younger – and older – viewers. Contagion is relentless, with despair being the principle emotion.

Will I be immune to Contagion’s power, or find it catching?…

The strength of Contagion is its smart script and superior international cast, with a clear vision of believable “what–ifs”. Unfortunately, its world–wide scope and attention to detail doesn’t leave as much time for personal stories and character development. If you’re looking for an intellectual approach to what could happen in a situation like this, you couldn’t do much better than Contagion. If emotional catharsis is your goal, this movie will feel rather sterile.

Marty Nabhan—ClearPlay Antibody

Rated PG-13 for disturbing content and some language; 106 min; Directed By Steven Soderbergh
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