• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed By:
    Louis Morneau
    In Theaters:
    Oct 22, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 7, 2001
  • Destination Films
  • Bats
    1 minutes 1 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Bats Reviews

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Dustin Putman

Low-rent horror garbage, and one of those rare theatrical outings that actually deserves to be relegated to the junk bin at video stores across the world.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 1, 2000
Widgett Walls

What an egregiously bad sack of guano this film is. It's so bad that Destination Films is being slapped by a lawsuit from the Bat Anti-Defamation League.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 0/5

January 1, 2000
Gary Mairs

Mainly it made me wish I was watching the Murnau film instead.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
Scott Weinberg

Bats attacking bad actors. Sounds good to me!

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
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Masquerading as a Halloween season horror film, this noisy version of a washed-out formula is cause for fright in only one respect: the possibility that it could spawn sequels.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Without any vampires, there's a lack of material for fans to sink their teeth into.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine

An unholy, humourless splicing of The Birds and The Swarm, with neither the true terror of the first or hokey charm of the latter.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The movie falls back on every tired horror movie cliché.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Well, let's not judge Destination Films on the basis of just one film. If we did, it would be a studio set to flap its wings and fly off into oblivion really soon.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 45/100

January 1, 2000
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

We've been there, and we've done that. The only difference in this film from director Louis Morneau is that our heroes end up chest-deep in a river of bat droppings.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 3/10

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams

No amount of low expectations could truly prepare you for the horror of watching this film.

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 0/4

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Granted, the bat/vampire crossover audience might find something here, but only, I think, if they're tremendously bored.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0/5

January 1, 2000
James Brundage

One of those movies where you have to get popcorn just to throw it at the screen.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Typically, the movie never gets around to mentioning why the government bred these genius bats. To discourage nightlife? To enforce curfews?

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner

A dimwitted, fill-in-the-blanks horror opus that slanders a fine and useful mammal.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
David Keyes

...uried in clichés and swarms of mutant-like bats who, at a distance, look like nothing more than inkblots with hidden agendas.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 1, 2000
Mike Gregory

The script is full of hopelessly banal dialogue, completely lacking in camp value other than the fact Phillips bears a striking resemblance to notorious porn star Peter North.

| Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Bats has the look and feel of a film which really belongs in the straight to video category but it has just enough cheap thrills for genre buffs to give it a look.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 1, 2000

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 8, 2002

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

March 19, 2002
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