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  • Summary: The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After smuggling illegal immigrants into the country, Byung-woo dies from an unknown virus. Soon after that, the same symptoms are plaguing scores of residents in Bundang. People are helpless against the airborne disease and the number of infected increases quickly, spreading chaos. As the worst-case scenario precaution, the city of half a million people, just 19 kilometers from Seoul, is about to be sealed off. The government orders a complete shutdown. Meanwhile, infectious disease specialist In-hye and rescue worker Ji-goo go into the closed city to find the blood serum of the index case, a crucial part of developing the vaccine. Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Maggie Lee
    Sep 25, 2013
    50
    The story flatlines as the crisis escalates, falling prey to pedestrian human drama and improbable conspiracy subplots.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sep 5, 2013
    50
    The romance may be risible, but the scenes of mass panic and political desperation are slickly disturbing.
  3. Reviewed by: Alex Plim
    Nov 19, 2013
    40
    Director Sung-su Kim doesn’t spend long explaining how the heck this ravenous form of avian flu has come about, concentrating instead on the chaos as the epidemic spirals out of control.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Nov 21, 2013
    40
    Coughs and sneezes do indeed spread diseases in this amusingly feverish thriller, a Korean attempt to take back some of those lurgies let loose by Soderbergh's colder-blooded "Contagion."
  5. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Nov 21, 2013
    40
    The result? Not so much "World War Z" as World War Zzzz.
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