Bug Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
May 13, 2009
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.
September 27, 2007
May 29, 2007
Beat by beat, Bug is gripping: It has that feverish compression of great theater, but director William Friedkin gets inside it, so it's never stagy.
May 25, 2007
This is a movie about the dangers of letting love rob you of your reason and cut you off from the world, and, bugs in the bloodstream or not, who hasn't been there?
May 25, 2007
Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon (who reprises his stage persona) never allow us to categorize the main characters as one-dimensional nut jobs but two emotionally fractured souls who retreat into paranoid delusion.
May 25, 2007
Bug won't get under your skin as much as it will assault you with its ghastly claustrophobic drama and over-the-top performances.
May 25, 2007
The cheesy soundtrack and the lacklustre acting undermine [director Friedkin's] efforts at turning an intelligent play into a scary movie.
May 25, 2007
Bug may not be a big deal, but it is a sublime and remarkably disturbing small deal that pays and demands close attention.
May 25, 2007
Bug goes exactly where it needs to go -- to a place most filmmakers don't dare go -- and gets there brilliantly.
May 25, 2007
After nearly three decades of misfires, major and minor, William Friedkin, the creator of The French Connection, The Exorcist and Sorcerer, is back in true form with Bug.
May 25, 2007
Bug is a twisted, visceral film with an uncompromising sense of nihilism.
May 25, 2007
Bug buzzes around in random menace for an hour until its third act, when -- zzzzzt! -- it flies straight into the zapper.
May 25, 2007
Bug, a tale of love, desperation and conspiratorial madness, comes off on the big screen as a wacky psychological snow job.
May 25, 2007
There's nothing about Bug you'd call pleasant, but this dark, intense picture is the best and most vibrant movie Friedkin has directed in decades.
May 25, 2007
Bug's relentless unpleasantness, which [director] Friedkin bogs us down in instead of crystallizing it into what might have been a stylish head trip, can get to be a chore.
May 25, 2007
In all ways, Bug is a head-scratcher.
May 25, 2007
It's one helluva movie that makes Ashley Judd look ugly and demented, while turning Harry Connick Jr. into the most frightening screen thug since Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast.
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