"Contagion" is an intense thriller that lives up to the pedigree of its cast and director. The plot unfolds at a riveting pace that really keeps you glued to the screen. The real possibility of a similar disaster makes this into quite an unsettling film. The virus is as frightening as any monster from a horror movie. It’s really scary to see how quickly a deadly virus can spread. I recently watched Spike Lee’s “When The Levees Broke” and the pandemonium is reminiscent of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that was captured in that documentary. I like how the film shows the sometimes inefficient nature of bureaucracy that forces our trusted officials to be slow to act during an impending crisis. This film is highly recommended, but if you are already a germophobe, you might want to stay away!