Movie Review – Contagion (HBO)


Movie Blurb:

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a pandemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

My Review:



Diverse characters from all walks of life, each dealing with the health crisis in their own unique way.



A health crisis rocking the world to its very core with similarities to the world’s current plight.



Great multiple POV execution with no unnecessary flashbacks or subplots.

Overall Impression

Okay, I was resisting watching any pandemic movies because I didn’t want to depress myself, but in the end I caved when I saw this on HBO.

This is my second watch of this movie, the first occurrence happening shortly after it came out in 2011.

In this film, a health crisis similar to the one we face today breaks out, ravaging the world with a high mortality rate. Many characters from a variety of backgrounds struggle to come to terms with and face this threat against the odds.

I really love this movie. It showcases the ability of the human spirit to persevere despite insurmountable obstacles. Each set of characters had their own struggles to go through, and we got a well portrayed sense of what their lives were like before and during this crisis.

Plot was pretty simple overall, but turned out to be more complicated as the CDC tries to determine the origin of this virus.

Flow was wonderful, an intricate braidwork of POVs that don’t necessary intermingle with each other but are nevertheless inextricably linked.

If you are in the mood for a pandemic movie, this is definitely one to consider. Happy watching!

Final Score



That’s it for this movie review. How about you? Have you seen this one?

Did you enjoy it? Love it, hate it? Feel free to comment, and have a great day!


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