Bug

Bug

Bug

Oscar-winning legend William Friedkin (The Exorcist) directs this 2006 horror starring Golden Globe nominee Ashley Judd (Heat) as a woman who arrives at a rundown motel in Oklahoma after escaping her abusive ex-husband. There, she meets a quiet drifter (Michael Shannon) and engages in a romantic relationship. Then the bugs arrive...

FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes 2006
2007Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, drug use & sex scenes98 minsUSA, Germany
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Bug / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

As in The Exorcist, Friedkin establishes a tone of hard-edged, almost documentary-style realism before ratcheting up the horror to nearly unbearable levels.

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Salon

Salon

(Bug is ) supposed to be... an unsettling little number designed to creep us out and make us think. But it's really just junk.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

With Bug, William Friedkin continues to be more fascinated by the evil inside our heads than the boogeyman outside.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

An oddball romantic drama that descends into comic horror...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Bug's relentless unpleasantness... can get to be a chore.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Bug goes exactly where it needs to go... and gets there brilliantly.

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

Bug may not be a big deal, but it is a sublime and remarkably disturbing small deal...

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TV Guide

TV Guide

A ludicrous foray into psychological horror.

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USA Today

USA Today

(Bug) will assault you with its ghastly claustrophobic drama and over-the-top performances.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

We find ourselves in the fascinating no man's land between horror and comedy - right where this movie wants us to be.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A tense and effectively claustrophobic experience.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The sheer freakiness and psychotic commitment of the actors keep you watching.

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Vulture

Vulture

Has the feverish compression of live theater and the moody expansiveness of film. The mix is insanely powerful.

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New York Post

New York Post

Buzzes around in random menace for an hour until its third act, when - zzzzzt! - it flies straight into the zapper.

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Variety

Variety

A ranting, claustrophobic drama that trades in shopworn paranoid notions, William Friedkin's overwrought screen version of Tracy Letts' play assaults the viewer with aggressive thesping and over-the-top notions of shocking incident, all to intensely alienating effect.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The enjoyably icky heart of Bug is still contained within the airless, increasingly ''bug-proofed'' room that becomes Agnes and Peter's whole world.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Begins as an ominous rumble of unease, and builds to a shriek. The last 20 minutes are searingly intense: A paranoid personality finds its mate, and they race each other into madness.

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