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Wolfgang Petersen

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Plot Summary

From Africa to's traveling fast...destroying everything in its path. The Motaba virus inflicts a swift, horrible death, and only one man can stop it from spreading into a deadly worldwide outbreak in this riveting scientific thriller.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 44
  • Fresh: 26
  • Rotten: 18
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A big, bustling, intermittently dippy melodrama. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: This is a picture good enough to make you want to go to the movies and frightening enough to make you wonder if you should avoid the crowds. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 18, 2008

Fresh: An absolute hoot. – Rita Kempley, Washington Post, Mar 7, 2001

Rotten: Displays all the initial symptoms of a promising thriller, it soon degenerates into a low-fever whodunit. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Mar 7, 2001

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Customer Reviews


i think its a good movie. i had to watch it for 9th grade health about the spread of diseases, and overall it was a very good movie. it grabbed and kept my attention, and had a good suspenseful ending.

Favorite Movie of All Time

Best virus movie/outbreak movie ever. Dustin Hoffman/Cuba Gooding are amazing together, humor and action at every turn. Cant reccommend this movie enough. 5 * for sure

Never thought i'd see this on here!!!

Very entertaining movie Don't rent, just buy it.Great cast, great plot, and weird disease what more do ya want?

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