Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. An embarrassment to all concerned, the film was written, directed and produced by Soderbergh for reasons that are not readily apparent.
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    Bubble is among his (Soderbergh) worst films. What in the world was he thinking with this?
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Metcalf
    So brutal a negation of the popcorn aesthetic is liable to be mistaken for artistic courage. A grindingly slow pace, a quarter-baked plot, a semidocumentary focus on the lives of the working poor: It's enough to make you whimper "Matt Damon" in defeat.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. KevinG.
    Feb 18, 2006
  2. EdwardV.
    Mar 12, 2006
    I am disabled and have watched a lot of movies over the last 15 years. I have registered over 1,000 reviews on the netflix site in the last 3 years alone, and i have to say that Bubble is the most boring, dull, piece of crap I've ever seen.I am very angry at having wasted my time watching this exercise in futility. I rented it because Roger Ebert called it a masterpiece. Comparing this movie to a masterpiece is like comparing grass growing to the Super Bowl. I don't know where his head was on this one, but I don't know if I'll ever trust his opinion again. I've been reading movie reviews for many years on many sites, but I've never seen one miss it this bad! If life isn't hard enough! Full Review »
  3. MaryW.
    Mar 10, 2006
    this is one of the most boring movies i have ever seen - including my in-laws' vacsation videos!