Bug

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Released 2006

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Bug

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Director:
William Friedkin
Released:
2006
Rating:
R

Bug is a 2006 psychological horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapting the stage play written by Tracy Letts. Lonely waitress Agnes White (Ashley Judd) has recently escaped her abusive ex-husband Gross (Harry Connick Jr.), and moved into a motel room with lesbian friend R.C. (Lynn Collins). R.C. introduces Agnes to Peter Evans (Michael Shannon), a recently discharged veteran with a muddled history, and the two lonely souls begin an unconventional romance. However, Peter discovers a sudden infestation of mysterious bugs in their hotel room and begins a spiraling descent into conspiracy-fueled paranoia. Peter discloses he was the subject of strange experiments by the government during his service in the war, and the source of the strange infestation. As Agnes begins to feel the same symptoms, the lines between reality and hallucination begin to shift and blur, as the two find themselves either falling into madness or the subject of a strange government cover-up.

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  • 70

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    The escalating hysteria and grisly set pieces of Bug may strain credulity, but Ms. Judd has never been more believable as a woman condemned to attract the wrong kind of man.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    Creepy and unsettling, to say nothing of gory, but overall it's a little claustrophobic and uneven.

  • 40

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    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 the...

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