Anthony Friedkin
Karen Valby
October 01, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Bug

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
101 minutes
Wide Release Date
05/25/07
performer
Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon
director
William Friedkin
author
Tracy Letts
genre
Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

Marketed initially for the big screen as a horror film, from Exorcist director William Friedkin no less, Bug is actually a tragic love story about two broken people holed up in the lonely world of a motel room. Ashley Judd, in a raw, riveting performance, plays an Oklahoma barmaid who falls for a soldier (Michael Shannon) with schizophrenic delusions — the creepy-crawly kind. Their descent into paranoia bonds them in strangely beautiful fashion. EXTRAS Too much Friedkin, and not enough from the actors, whose stellar work is what burrows into the viewer’s head. A-

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