• 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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Joe Leydon
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A vigorously paced and surprisingly satisfying piece of work.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 17, 2008
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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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.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

July 21, 2005
Kim Newman
Sight and Sound

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.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 2, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It should provide a welcome fix for many horror film addicts.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 2, 2002
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine

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 Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2002

You might be surprised at the tension that pervades this enjoyably cheesy movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2001
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
Michael Dequina

Grade-A hunk of Ed Wood-level cheese.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 0/4

November 29, 2009
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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 Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

February 24, 2009
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 24, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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A movie that's too unintentionally funny to be scary.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

February 24, 2009

yeah, that's what the world needs

| Original Score: 1/4

February 28, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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 Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

June 3, 2006
Staci Layne Wilson

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December 31, 2004
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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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.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

February 21, 2004
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Having your own house infested with bats would be more welcome.

| Original Score: 0/5

March 4, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Treat yourself to a quality cinematic experience. Go to the theatre and see anything else that's playing.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 1/5

February 8, 2003

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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Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

January 1, 2000
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