Pete Miles | Tallahassee, Florida United States | 03/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This flick is just plain, old-fashioned fun! Cheap thrills and special effects, but the hilarious Randy Quaid and the ever sexy Meredith Salenger and Katherine Heigl more than make up for it. Good "Friday Night Popcorn Flick"! Lacking in the Extras department, but worth a look."
BEAM US UP SCOTTIE!
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 05/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, James Doohan and George Takei, STAR TREK's Scotty and Sulu, are in this movie. Doohan has more screen time as the sheriff, but Takei as an eccentric scientist, looks like he stepped right out of a Japense scifi flick.
BUG BUSTER, an entertaining little flick, has an identity crisis that works against its overall effectiveness. Is it a horror movie with comic touches or is it a comedy with horror touches? It's not out and out satire like the Scary Movie series, and it seems to want to take itself seriously, even with Randy Quaid's over the top General George, the pest eliminator. At any rate, director Lorenzo Doumani keeps the movie going along pretty well and has some unique things going for it.
First, here we have Bernie Kopell (from LOVE BOAT) and Anne Lockhart (June's daughter) playing the parents of premenopausal Katherine Heigl. And they get their own love scene..it's nice to see people past the age of 50 having the desire to have sex and show their love for each other.
As for the bugs, the real roaches are quite repulsive, and even the giant one at the climax is effectively disgusting. Downtown Julie Brown has a "cute" cameo as the reporter for FU2 t.v., where she blatantly extols the calamities happening in the little town of Mountainview.
Another unique touch: Trailer Trash, the band in the lodge's lounge, featuring Melba Toast and ?, is hilarious.
Entertaining, but its identity crisis, keeps it from being better. Oh, Brenda Doumani who plays the veterinarian is effective, and probably related to the director? Anyway, she also sings the movies closing credit song, "Virtue", which is about as bad as a song can get!"
What a GREAT Movie!!
RIcky Santiago | College Point, NY | 06/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bug Buster was one of the greatest movies I've seen in a long time. I enjoy sci-fi and fantasy movies, and this one was amazing. It was funny, serious and even exciting. What more could you ask for in a movie. The actors were also great, especially Katherine Heigl!"
Bugbusters-Another Flop of Heigl's-What's Happening?
KKroshus@aol.com | Fargo, North Dakota | 05/03/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The early portion of Katherine Heigl's career seemed to promise a great deal of upcoming success. But after her release of Wish Upon a Star , things have gone terribly downward, it seems. Bugbusters, was the latest, and prime example. In an age of young actresses succeeding in Hollywood as if there's no tomorrow, why hasn't Heigl made it? She showed brilliance in all movies she put out up to 1996, but since then, there's been nothing. I still maintain she's a fine actress, and seems to be one of Hollywood's very nice, caring young women.However, in Bugbusters, she had to resort to images of "near nudity (The bathtub and shower scenes)." What's up Hollywood? Why is it that you're not giving this young, pretty actress the time of day?"
A huge waste of a good cast
M. A. Bechaz | Australia | 09/29/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A B-movie full of cliches and stupidity, not to mention plot twists that just didn't seem to have been properly thought out in advance. I usually like kitsch, low-budget comedy-horror flicks -- they can be a lot of fun. But this one was just painful to watch, to the point where I found myself counting down the minutes until it was over. The wonderful cast of actors and actresses deserved better writing and directing than this movie offered them. Illogical, inane, and insipid, this movie is one I wish I'd never watched, and one I definitely will never watch again. I would have given it one star, but I felt the cast deserved better, hence my rating of two.
Then again, I have to admit, for all its faults, it was still better than 'Disaster Movie'. As is a colonoscopy without an anaesthetic."