“Contagion,” the realistic film that follows the rapid progress of a deadly airborne virus that kills its victims within a few days, seems to be doing pretty well at the box office!
The PG-13, 105 minute film starring Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow is getting decent ratings from critics and film-goers alike.
On Rotten Tomatoes, 81% of the current 95 critics seem to think “Contagion” is a “fresh” (good) movie.
Here are a few reviews from some of Rotten Tomatoes’ critics:
“Takes great pains to present its situations realistically, and includes a lot of intelligent speculation about what sort of political, economic and ethical questions would be raised by such a disaster.” – Lou Lumenick of the New York Post
“Contagion is an exceptionally well-crafted film, one that feels frighteningly realistic despite the movie star cast.” – Ethan Alter of Television Without Pity
“You’ll never hear a cough the same way again.” – Clay Cane of BET.com
Out of 13,995 user ratings and an average rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars, 69% of average moviegoers enjoyed it.