Bubble (2006)

Steven Soderbergh followed up his slick, star-studded sequel, Ocean's Twelve, with Bubble, a small-town drama about workers in a doll factory, played by a cast of unknowns. Martha (Debbie Doebereiner) seems to have acclimated herself to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 27, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2006
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This rigorously stripped down, seemingly mundane little film still manages to be engrossing and creepy.

Noel Murray
AV Club

Bubble is best considered as a failed-but-occasionally-nifty experiment.

James Berardinelli

There's an honesty in what Soderbergh's camera has captured that, while not real in the strictest sense of the term, is nevertheless true-to-life.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

A still, sometimes eerie imitation of life that casts a cold eye over small town paralysis.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The local atmosphere, filmed on the Ohio-West Virginia border, is rigorously authentic and so is the cast, none of whose members have acted before.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's not really interesting enough to warrant a regular run. But it's worth a one-shot 73-minute outing on the program of your local festival.

Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

Is there another contemporary filmmaker whose work swings as unpredictably between the seductive and the alienating as does Steven Soderbergh's?

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

I was blown away.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

These conversations are about as deadly dull as any dialogue I've ever heard even in the earliest talkies.

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Paul Chambers

Finally got around to seeing this film and was impressed with Soderbergh's experimental style. This guy continues to be one of best directors around today. Paul Chambers, CNN.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Coming off the heels of Ocean's Twelve, Steven Soderbergh opted for something different with this little indie gem. This movie did something rather… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Another Steven Soderbergh Experience"</i> Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point… More
Melvin White
"Another Steven Soderbergh Experience" Bubble is a film that won't be appreciated by your friends. You know, the people who watch two types of… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Jesse: So your sayin' she's dead, not breathing anymore? Detective: That is correct. Jesse: Man...I got to make some calls. Director Stephen… More
Steven Carrier
Where "Full Frontal" (also written by Coleman Hough) was Steven Soderbergh's ode to Polish meta-narrative and "Ocean's Twelve" was… More
Edward Boxler
Strange, absorbing, hypnotic. It's not something I can talkabout; just something you have to see.