Bats Reviews

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Michael Dequina
November 29, 2009
Grade-A hunk of Ed Wood-level cheese.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 24, 2009
Once the little beasts start crawling into cars through the exhaust pipes with malevolent intent and dive-bombing people in convenience stores, it's hard not to think of Gremlins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
February 24, 2009
This bad-scientist movie about bats that attack humans and the humans who track them -- Texas sheriff Lou Diamond Phillips and zoologist Dina Meyer -- is played straight, though it wasn't intended to be taken that way.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 24, 2009
A movie that's too unintentionally funny to be scary.
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Joe Leydon
June 17, 2008
A vigorously paced and surprisingly satisfying piece of work.
February 28, 2008
yeah, that's what the world needs
| Original Score: 1/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The bat attacks are a series of violent camera pans rendering everything a blur; the continuity and computer-generated imagery is dire; and the dialogue stinks, as do the performances.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 3, 2006
You really want to like it. It's kind of funny in a simple, old-fashioned kind of way, like the B-movies of old. But it really doesn't have much energy or imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
It's no knockout, but it's fun and gets the job done in a nonmalicious way, which more of today's punishing filmmakers should emulate.
Staci Layne Wilson
December 31, 2004
Click to read the article.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
Bats has nothing to do with baseball or Bela Lugosi. Too bad, because either would be a welcome distraction from this cheesy B-flick about genetically altered man-eating bats.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 4, 2003
Having your own house infested with bats would be more welcome.
| Original Score: 0/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Treat yourself to a quality cinematic experience. Go to the theatre and see anything else that's playing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kim Newman
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Bats sticks to the ground rules of its genre and gets through a story at once predictable and preposterous with an ingratiating absence of pretension.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
It should provide a welcome fix for many horror film addicts.
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The film skillfully mixes in humor (thanks in great part to the straight-faced clichéd phrases and no-nonsense lines delivered by Leon) without undermining the tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Now here we go, a resolutely B-movie thriller with delusions of grandeur.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2001
You might be surprised at the tension that pervades this enjoyably cheesy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
Shaving the corns off of your toes is time better spent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
Director Louis Morneau tries to liven things up with some intentional humor, but it is so conventional it doesn't really go anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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