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Bats Reviews

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Joe Leydon
June 17, 2008
A vigorously paced and surprisingly satisfying piece of work.
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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.
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
April 17, 2001
You might be surprised at the tension that pervades this enjoyably cheesy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
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.
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.
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
Staci Layne Wilson
December 31, 2004
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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

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

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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