• Bug
    1 minutes 13 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Bug Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 18, 2011
Joshua Land
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011
Jeff Otto

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 8/10

February 9, 2011
Fernando F. Croce

Claustrophobic paranoia provides the squishy center of Tracy Letts's Off Broadway play, Friedkin swims in it

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Brian Holcomb

While not really a "horror" film, "Bug" contains more weirdness, tension and suspense than most other "genre" releases last year.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 4/5

May 2, 2008
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

Letts' story is ultimately an extreme cautionary tale about how a little bit of passion can make you do magnificently fucked-up things.

Full Review Source: Washington City Paper

March 6, 2008
Peter Bradshaw

It starts off like a horror film, or like a modern-day Tennessee Williams piece and then transmutes into ... something very different indeed.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2007
Glen Ferris
Empire Magazine

The dialogue raises the odd snigger and the final act is perhaps a little too barmy, but a committed cast and an experienced director make this a tense and effectively claustrophobic experience.

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

November 8, 2007
Staci Layne Wilson

Thanks to Friedkin's devilish direction, and Letts's unrelenting, sharp, sad and darkly comic writing, Bug will keep you guessing till the bloody end.

Full Review Source: Horror.com

September 28, 2007
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An exemplary character-driven chamber drama like we don't see much of in America.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

September 12, 2007
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

A freakishly metaphorical look at the self-destructive implications of paranoia gone awry.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: B+

July 3, 2007
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Friedkin's best film in at least two decades.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B

June 25, 2007
IGN Movies

Bug is more cerebral than visceral so those expecting a more traditional chiller may be disappointed. But for those interested in a creepy character study, this Bug has bite.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 22, 2007
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a claustrophobic thriller that slowly and methodically peels away layers of normality until we are trapped in a contagious delusion made frightening literal

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 9, 2007
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

The final quarter of the film is actually rather bloody, almost living up to the promise of the trailer. It's actually rather subtle for a horror flick, but is really good just the same.

Full Review Source: Greenwich Village Gazette | Original Score: 2.9/5

June 8, 2007
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Friedkin gets political in exposing the value of dependence for people who believe they can depend on very little.

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June 4, 2007
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

A deeply disturbing, claustrophobic look at psychological trauma.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2007
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Ashley Judd's got guts, and so does William Friedkin, a director who peaked in the early 1970s and hasn't made a memorable film in decades. Not until Bug, that is.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 78/100

June 2, 2007
Michael Szymanski

[Friedkin] expertly helms this relatively narrow-focused screenplay by playwright Tracy Letts.

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

June 2, 2007

Baltimore Sun

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: B

June 2, 2007
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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March 17, 2008

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May 20, 2006
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