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Inspired by Robert Sullivan's New York Times bestselling book, RATS goes deep beneath the surface to explore the lives of man's greatest parasite. Oscar (R) nominated director Morgan Spurlock unveils a new form of documentary horror storytelling, journeying around the world to bring viewers face to face with rats while delving into our complicated relationship with these creepy creatures.

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  • Spurlock never seriously addresses the subject of whether the rat population is escalating with the human population, or if the disease risk is climbing as well.

    Dec 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • If the pic's creepy-crawly photography and colorful subjects weren't enough -- and they are -- a sharp score by Pierre Takal keeps us slightly agitated without ever becoming intrusive.

    Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Rarely has a filmmaker more blatantly manipulated the material he has collected to game his audience.

    Sep 21, 2016 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Variety
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  • If you enter this film with the optimism that perhaps it's going to change your perspective on rats, like many other animal-based documentaries have, you will unfortunately be very, very disappointed.

    Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A documentary that unites the gigantic fear of an epidemic that is both a living and unified monster that moves and operates alongside human intelligence. [Full review in Spanish]

    Jan 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A fully-fledged horror complete with all manner of squeamish moments.

    Dec 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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Apparently these pesky vermin thrive right along beside us with nary a care as to our feelings on the subject, sorta like The Picture Of Dorian Grey, a reflection of our true selves, only smaller, furry-er.

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