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Bug Reviews

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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.
August 27, 2009
Claustrophobic paranoia provides the squishy center of Tracy Letts's Off Broadway play, Friedkin swims in it
May 2, 2008
While not really a "horror" film, "Bug" contains more weirdness, tension and suspense than most other "genre" releases last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 12, 2007
An exemplary character-driven chamber drama like we don't see much of in America.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 3, 2007
A freakishly metaphorical look at the self-destructive implications of paranoia gone awry.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 25, 2007
Friedkin's best film in at least two decades.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 19, 2007
Overly metaphorical but at least uncompromising -- a surefire crowd-nonpleaser.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2007
A disaster on every level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 12, 2007
...you start to wonder what Friedkin has been doing for the past 30 years. From the look of "Bug," I'd have ventured not a darn thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 9, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 8, 2007
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.9/5
June 7, 2007
...has the air of acting class exercises rather than a work of real emotional resonance...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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