Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. 100
    Everything about the film -- its casting, its filming, its release -- is daring and innovative.
  2. Of the idiosyncratic ''little'' movies that Soderbergh has made to clear his head (Full Frontal, Schizopolis), this is the first that truly connects.
  3. Bubble is a strong film with a gorgeously minimal script by Coleman Hough. Soderbergh has directed his actors to perfection, rendering them indistinguishable from their roles. And, though the story resorts to sensationalism for its conflict, the film is eloquent in its portrayal of silence, depression, repression, denial and the woes of the Midwestern white working class.
  4. Soderbergh and screenwriter Coleman Hough aren't interested in creating a coy whodunit so much as evoking the deeper, less romantic mysteries of people -- and it's riveting.
  5. 88
    A potent and provocative look at life unhinged. Bubble is said to be the first in a series of six low-budget films from Soderbergh. If they all rock the boat like this one, bring 'em on.
  6. Soderbergh does overemphasize the "little-people" dreariness of it all. But there is much low-key humor here, too, albeit on the dark side.
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!