DVD: Contagion


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The Independent Culture

Contagion has all the clichés of a typical disaster movie, but none of the excitement.

As Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and other big names fight for survival against a lethal pandemic, Steven Soderbergh's film proceeds steadily and methodically, with no sense of urgency. It keeps mentioning the dangers and the moral choices that its characters might face, without actually ever making them face any of them.