Lightning Bug
Lightning Bug (2004)

Robert Hall's drama Lightning Bug concerns a young man trapped in a small southern town with an abusive stepfather. The young man has developed a remarkable facility at creating make-up effects for horror films, and he hopes these… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 9, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2005
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
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Though Lightning Bug does feature a number of positive aspects - particularly Harrison's subtle, effective performance - the film never quite achieves lift-off.

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Scott Weinberg

Reminiscient of David Gordon Green's excellent All the Real Girls combined with a Fangoria fan's mentality and a touching sense of real nostalgia.

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David Thomas

like a low-budget remake of 8 Mile

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Eugene Novikov
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Everything's painted in the broadest of strokes and the autobiographical story never takes on a modicum of authenticity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Originally thought this was a horror, but it's a drama. Original storyline and great cast. I liked that it was set in a small town in the 80's. I… More
Bruce Bruce
This is a slow movie but still it will hold your interest. This movie is all Alabama. A young boy is dislikes his childhood, his town, and his mother's… More