Bug Reviews

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June 19, 2007
Overly metaphorical but at least uncompromising -- a surefire crowd-nonpleaser.
June 13, 2007
A disaster on every level.
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.
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
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.
June 7, 2007
...has the air of acting class exercises rather than a work of real emotional resonance...
June 7, 2007
Try as it may, Bug never really gets under your skin.
June 7, 2007
The result, then, is that little here is psychologically engaging for the viewer. Instead, to witness vulnerable Agnes being pulled into a vortex of delusion and paranoia is akin to watching a car wreck.
June 5, 2007
Bug straddles the lines of genre seediness and high art pretension, but it's not enough of a cheap thrill or mindbender to succeed at either.
June 4, 2007
It might have taken David Cronenberg, that insect fetishist (Naked Lunch, The Fly), to truly turn this into a freak-out session.
June 4, 2007
Friedkin gets political in exposing the value of dependence for people who believe they can depend on very little.
June 3, 2007
A deeply disturbing, claustrophobic look at psychological trauma.
June 3, 2007
All of the actors find the right rhythm... But even the performers' complete commitment can't entirely disguise the fact that 'Bug' doesn't seem to belong on the big screen.
June 2, 2007
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.
June 2, 2007
June 2, 2007
[Friedkin] expertly helms this relatively narrow-focused screenplay by playwright Tracy Letts.
June 2, 2007
Both Judd and Shannon reach into the void to draw out raw performances that are alternately gripping and ridiculously extreme.
June 1, 2007
An unpleasant curiosity and train wreck of a movie that never completely sells its stage bound, feverish events.
May 31, 2007
Friedkin's Bug is a claustrophobic, unsettling, intense and extremely well-acted parable about paranoia.
May 30, 2007
Whether Aggie is herself a product of particular horrors%u2014whether she's watched too much television, absorbed her own lost child into herself, or believes terrorists mean to invade Oklahoma the very second they get their chance%u2014 remains unknown.
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