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Bubble Reviews

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February 10, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2006
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.
August 30, 2009
Both self-sufficient and utterly incomplete
January 25, 2006
Soderbergh creates a ludicrous crime drama that may as well have been redubbed Law and Order: Boring as Sh*t.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 31, 2006
What's unclear at the end, unfortunately, is why Soderbergh really bothered with this one.
January 26, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
January 25, 2006
Thrifty but also skimpy at 73 minutes, Soderbergh's movie ambitiously focuses on movie-rare Americans ... but never wonders what makes them tick.
January 26, 2006
Ultimately, it's Bubble's flatness that lingers and leaves your sympathies frozen.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2006
The plot isn't really more than a situation, with a few vaguely condescended-to characters who shuffle about wide-eyed and open-mouthed.
Read More | 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?
January 27, 2006
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.
September 20, 2005
Oozes an anonymous contempt sadly appropriate to director Steven Soderbergh's post-Limey artistic downward spiral.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 20, 2005
Among Soderbergh's worst films.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 26, 2006
staggeringly clueless
| Original Score: 1.5/5
February 3, 2006
A drab Southern drama about lives of quiet desperation and the people who lead them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 21, 2005
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 | Original Score: 49/100
September 12, 2005
An embarrassment to all concerned, the film was written, directed and produced by Soderbergh for reasons that are not readily apparent.
January 26, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 14, 2005
Anybody looking for Ocean's Thirteen is going to be sorely disappointed.
October 15, 2005
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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