• Bubble
    1 minutes 27 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Bubble Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

A still, sometimes eerie imitation of life that casts a cold eye over small town paralysis.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2012
Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

Is there another contemporary filmmaker whose work swings as unpredictably between the seductive and the alienating as does Steven Soderbergh's?

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

July 6, 2010
Paul Chambers

Finally got around to seeing this film and was impressed with Soderbergh's experimental style. This guy continues to be one of best directors around today. Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: B-

May 1, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Both self-sufficient and utterly incomplete

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Cole Smithey

Soderbergh artlessly presents America's concealed poverty that drives the paltry ambitions of many of its citizens.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B+

April 16, 2009
Brian Holcomb
Beyond Hollywood

"Bubble" is paced very deliberately, like a slowly dripping faucet. Scenes do not seem to be performed, but rather captured like surveillance videos.

Full Review Source: Beyond Hollywood

April 19, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Bubble is an intriguing work for other reasons, though: in some ways, Soderbergh takes us back to his iconic debut, sex, lies and videotape, where realism was the film's most powerful weapon.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 11, 2008
Karina Longworth

Appears at first glance to be either a violent attack on the white working poor, or not aggressive enough in its critique of the cultural degradation of that social class.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 7.5/10

February 1, 2008
Kam Williams

Not quite Hitchcock, but a satisfying flick, and proof positive that you don't need a big budget or A-list talent to make a decent whodunit.

Full Review Source: DallasBlack.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2007
Louis Proyect

Life and death among the working poor. Critics hated it because it lacked entertainment value. That's more of a condemnation of them than the film.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

February 4, 2007
Noel Murray
AV Club

Bubble is best considered as a failed-but-occasionally-nifty experiment.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

November 27, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The local atmosphere, filmed on the Ohio-West Virginia border, is rigorously authentic and so is the cast, none of whose members have acted before.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

October 14, 2006
Sky Hirschkron
Stylus Magazine

The film is called Bubble, but it represents the first time in ages Steven Soderbergh has worked outside of his personal territory.

Full Review Source: Stylus Magazine | Original Score: B+

September 6, 2006
Betsy Bozdech

Versatile director Steven Soderbergh leaves the bright lights of Las Vegas far behind for this quiet, stark tale of friendship and murder in a small Midwestern town.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Fascinante estudo de personagens, Bubble não é um filme marcado por ações, mas por sutilezas.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

July 6, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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I was blown away.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Matt Pais

Soderbergh simply displays ordinary people as they are and challenges us to determine why smiles become rare blips on the blue-collar radar.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... A great film by any standard.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 4, 2006
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

There is an admirable rigor to Soderbergh's technique here, but it leads to a generally unsatisfying experience.

February 27, 2006

Sans être son effort le plus créatif à ce jour, Bubble demeure une entrée courageuse dans la filmographie d'un réalisateur si bien ancré dans le paysage hollywoodien.

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 7/10

February 24, 2006
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