Bubble

Bubble

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

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Bubble Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's not really interesting enough to warrant a regular run. But it's worth a one-shot 73-minute outing on the program of your local festival.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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While Bubble may be read as an admirable attempt to wrestle reality television away from the hacks, the story is so flat and transparent in the telling, so empty of psychological mystery and depth, it skates dangerously close to condescension.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

January 26, 2006
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Both self-sufficient and utterly incomplete

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

Soderbergh creates a ludicrous crime drama that may as well have been redubbed Law and Order: Boring as Sh*t.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 3/10

January 25, 2006
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International

What's unclear at the end, unfortunately, is why Soderbergh really bothered with this one.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 31, 2006
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com

who wants annoying Oscar caliber talent when you can have a lady who holds the secrets to the Colonel's 11 herbs and spices?

Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com | Original Score: 2/4

January 26, 2006
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Thrifty but also skimpy at 73 minutes, Soderbergh's movie ambitiously focuses on movie-rare Americans ... but never wonders what makes them tick.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 25, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Ultimately, it's Bubble's flatness that lingers and leaves your sympathies frozen.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 26, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The plot isn't really more than a situation, with a few vaguely condescended-to characters who shuffle about wide-eyed and open-mouthed.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 27, 2006

As the plot unfolded along the lines of a conventional melodrama, I couldn't help thinking: In addition to health care and a living wage, don't the working poor deserve makeup, wardrobe, decent lighting, and some heart-skipping drama?

Full Review Source: Slate

January 27, 2006
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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At times it's so mind-numbingly dull, it becomes funny. But it's not a feature film. I'm not really sure what it is.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 27, 2006
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

Oozes an anonymous contempt sadly appropriate to director Steven Soderbergh's post-Limey artistic downward spiral.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 20, 2005
Phil Hall
Film Threat

Among Soderbergh's worst films.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1/5

September 20, 2005
Jay Antani
Filmcritic.com

staggeringly clueless

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 26, 2006
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

A drab Southern drama about lives of quiet desperation and the people who lead them.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 3, 2006
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Often feels like a bootleg version of Mike Leigh's Vera Drake, with the same conflicted female central character who eventually pays for her sins.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 49/100

September 21, 2005
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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An embarrassment to all concerned, the film was written, directed and produced by Soderbergh for reasons that are not readily apparent.

September 12, 2005
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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Despite its refreshingly straightforward style and compelling performers, the movie feels encased in an invisible, filmy membrane of its own. Soderbergh keeps his characters on one side of the wall and his audience on the other.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 26, 2006
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Anybody looking for Ocean's Thirteen is going to be sorely disappointed.

September 14, 2005
Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine

It's clear that Soderbergh is attempting to depict the banality in blue-collar work, but he does it by making the people themselves banal.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

October 15, 2005
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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January 28, 2006

Baltimore Sun
January 28, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
March 30, 2007
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