The various characters are spread across the globe at various times and the action keeps on jumping back and forth like a thriller but everything & everything is unglamorous to the core, probably other than the fact that you have these great looking actors & actresses essaying key roles. Every character is intrinsically linked to the events and there are no sudden reveals at the end as to the duty or fate of them either. While some look to profit from the turn of events and mass hysteria, others look to find a cure, others to save their loved ones and as always a few look to avoid being the fall-guy for all this mess.
Good performances from across the cast and there is not one false note to be found. The interesting thing being that in an epidemic movie, you expect atleast a few deaths if not a high-body count, now combine that with a high-profile cast and some of the deaths can be quite an interesting guesswork.
'Contagion' is a well paced thriller that has some very competent human elements supporting an almost clinical approach to look at a global epidemic of apocalyptic proportions. Those looking for a traditional blockbuster will be disappointed but those looking for a smart, intelligent movie with good performances are in for a treat.view less