peter avery (8 out of 10 ) I have see Outbreak many times on cable. Such a strong ensumble cast. Hoffman, Sutherland, Freeman, Spacey, Rene Russo and Cuba Gooding jr. I think the film is very well done, and not too overplayed by the actors. If I had one critism, and I suppose I am clutching at straws here, Its Dustin Hoffmans portryal of Col Sam Daniels. To me personally, I first thought that he may have been miscast. But having watched the film more than a dozen times, his performance is a little bit different to that had it been played by a typical character actor. And I suppose, there in lies, hoffmans ability to make the character his own. Great film, extraordinary support cast.