Bug Reviews

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November 7, 2019
Despite an unevenness to the story and the fact that it lends more to a psychological drama than horror, there is an overall darkness to BUG that shouldn't be missed.
May 3, 2019
Relationships, even if they feel like deep love, are sometimes entirely geared towards the annihilation of one singular self rather than the elevation of two whole selves.
October 10, 2017
An intelligent and complex peek in to the darkness of mental illness and its tendency to destroy and explode violently.
August 28, 2015
This "smaller" experiment turns out to be William Friedkin's best film in over 20 years.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
February 9, 2011
August 27, 2009
Claustrophobic paranoia provides the squishy center of Tracy Letts's Off Broadway play, Friedkin swims in it
May 13, 2009
May 2, 2008
While not really a "horror" film, "Bug" contains more weirdness, tension and suspense than most other "genre" releases last year.
March 6, 2008
Letts' story is ultimately an extreme cautionary tale about how a little bit of passion can make you do magnificently fucked-up things.
December 1, 2007
Before it completely goes off the rails in its final 20 minutes, Bug generally comes off as a slow-moving yet exceedingly well-acted drama...
November 17, 2007
It starts off like a horror film, or like a modern-day Tennessee Williams piece and then transmutes into ... something very different indeed.
November 8, 2007
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.
September 28, 2007
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.
September 28, 2007
Melodramati%u010Dni, isforsirani i predvidljivi zavr%u0161etak
September 12, 2007
An exemplary character-driven chamber drama like we don't see much of in America.
July 3, 2007
A freakishly metaphorical look at the self-destructive implications of paranoia gone awry.
June 25, 2007
Friedkin's best film in at least two decades.
June 22, 2007
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.
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