An adventure thriller with two big name stars. The antagonist
is an evil virus (how topical and timely) escaping and having
a wonderful time eating everything in sight while an ethical man
of medicine (Dustin Hoffman) and an unethical, but determined
man of military (Donald Sutherland) battle before the final
outcome of the outbreak.
Director Wolfgang Peterson puts
together and exciting and enjoyable film, closer to his voyage
into the Neverending Story than the spell binding Boat.
Maybe he thinks English speaking general audiences aren't up to higher
standards. This could have been a truly horrifying and wrenching
experience instead of a thrilling story of good-conquers-evil and
love-conquers-all. Top box-office "dolores" nevertheless,
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