Critics Consensus

Neither scary nor creepy.



Total Count: 42


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User Ratings: 20,703
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When the small Texas town of Gallup experiences a series of inexplicable bat attacks on local residence, the government calls upon eminent wildlife Zoologist Dr. Sheila Casper to investigate. Although usually a harmless and rather gentle animal, swarms of bats have suddenly become vicious, making Gallup a very dangerous place after the sun goes down. Sheila teams up with town sheriff Emmett Kimsey to discover why these nocturnal mammals have changed their behavior. As the attacks escalate, Sheila and Kimsey must locate and destroy the swarm's cave before the killing spreads.


Lou Diamond Phillips
as Emmett Kimsey
Dina Meyer
as Dr. Sheila Casper
Bob Gunton
as Dr. Alexander McCabe
as Jimmy Sands
Carlos Jacott
as Dr. Tobe Hodge
David McConnell
as Deputy Munn
Marcia Dangerfield
as Mayor Branson
Oscar Rowland
as Dr. Swanbeck
James Sie
as Sergeant James
Ned Belamy
as Major Reid
George Gerdes
as Private Cheswick
Joel Farar
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Bats

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (35)

Audience Reviews for Bats

  • Jun 26, 2013
    Bats that suddenly started killing people in packs. That's pretty much all the film has to offer.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2012
    I thought this would be a fun creature flick but sadly it is boring and just pointless. The characters are very one dimensional
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2012
    Bats is a cliched, overdone genre film about deadly bats. The concept is old, tired and ultimately boring. The films plot is derivative of every other nature gone wild horror flick.Bats could have been something good, but it ultimately failed in delivering anything good to the screen. The film in originality, not providing us with interesting characters or story line. This film could have been good, instead it took liberties from other genre films, and it just became a big cliche riddled film. The payoff of the film is weak, and overall this is a lazy effort. The acting is sloppy, and is complemented by a very poor script. Bats is an example of a film that has had the misfortune of being in a genre of horror film that really is not interesting anymore. I mean, the nature gone wild genre has covered so much ground in the last three decades. Starting with Jaws, to Grizzlyu with Piranha, Alligator and Arachnophobia and culminating with Lake Placid. There has been other killer creature films since, but what separates this film from the newer films are that these films such as Rogue used cliched ideas in a refreshing way and had a good, well constructed script that used suspense and terror effectively well to tell its story However Bats doesn't do that. Bats uses cliches with a bad script, and it doesn't work. Stick with Jaws, Grizzly and the more recent Rogue. Bats just doesn't cut it, and it suffers from being a bad B movie that is more hilariously bad than scary. As a bad film, this one works, as a horror flick, it doesn't.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2010
    not much different to eight legged freaks... except it's bats! still... nothing on the classic tremors
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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