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About the Movie
For the past three years, a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab, made up of chefs and researchers Josh Evans, Ben Reade and Roberto Flore, has been travelling the world to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say. In BUGS, film director Andreas Johnsen follows them as they forage, farm, cook and taste insects with communities in Europe, Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond. During their journey they encounter everything from revered termite queens and desert-delicacy honey ants to venemous giant hornets and long-horned grasshoppers trapped using powerful floodlights, which sometimes cause their operators blindness.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Will send moviegoers out with a feeling of culinary adventurousness, eager to sample well-prepared escamoles (ant larvae) or termite queen with mango.
Fresh: If a diet that includes maggots, locusts, termites and buffalo worms doesn't entirely repel you, then the documentary "Bugs" might prove an intriguing look at the potential future of protein-rich nutrition sources for an expanding world.
Fresh: A thought-provoking doc for adventurous foodies and environmentalists alike.
Fresh: It's gently comic, a touch naive, and somewhat moving: These idealists are ready to fight to keep creepy-crawlies farm to table.