Bugs! (Bugs! 3D) (Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure) Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
May 25, 2011
Much of what bugs do, unfortunately, isn't all that interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
An extraordinary inspection of a universe rarely invaded by motion picture cameras. You've never been here before.
Natasha Aitken
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Bugs! doesn't rely on sinister spider shots for thrills: seeing these insects in their full, magnified glory is a spine-tingler in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
September 23, 2006
Trouble is, both the script and Dame Judi's delivery are a bit old-fashioned.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 15, 2006
One of the finest movies that ever came to the IMAX at the Putnam, "Bugs! In 3-D" flies right into your face. And you'll like it.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Ronnie Scheib
June 2, 2005
Astute use of 3-D effects, accomplished insect wrangling and studious avoidance of gross-out elements make this acceptable for target family auds.
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Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 2, 2005
Does effectively showcase the life-and-death struggle waged constantly among creatures that, at least in numbers, dominate the planet.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
December 21, 2004
[Bugs involves] us emotionally with [its] subjects.
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Erika Gonzalez
Denver Rocky Mountain News
June 4, 2004
Thanks to specially built equipment, audiences are treated to a bug's-eye view of the stars' evolution from adolescence to adulthood.
| Original Score: B-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 28, 2004
Entertainingly anthropomorphizes the insect residents of a tropical rainforest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sheri Linden
Boxoffice Magazine
April 3, 2004
The 3-D effect is terrific throughout, and the surround-sound design heightens the sense of being immersed in a lush tropical environment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 29, 2004
That hulking gorilla in King Kong and those rampaging dinosaurs in Jurassic Park have nothing on the amazing monsters in Bugs! in 3-D.

E! Online
March 25, 2004
Learning stuff has never been this cool.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 15, 2004
It's worth seeing just for the extraordinary time-lapse footage of the caterpillar metamorphosing into a butterfly.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
October 24, 2003
The 3-D work is extremely effective, giving us a realistic, close-up view of insects unlike anything previously viewed.
Neil Smith
October 5, 2003
For once the 3-D is more than just a gimmick, transporting the audience to a Borneo rainforest so lush and verdant you can almost feel the sunlight on your eyelids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Louise Kennedy
Boston Globe
September 28, 2003
It's startling how quickly you adjust to the giant scale and start seeing the world through a bug's eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Arthur Salm
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 8, 2003
Captivating, peppered with breathtaking images.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 1, 2003
While it's not exactly the be-all, end-all insect documentary, the one that pretty much tells you all you'd ever want to know about them ... Bugs! is still pretty fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 31, 2003
Provides enough of an 'Ick!' factor to please the kids as well and might even inspire some budding entomologists.
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