Bats (1999)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: October 22, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2001
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Neither scary nor creepy.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

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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Derek Adams
Time Out

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.

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Michael Dequina

Grade-A hunk of Ed Wood-level cheese.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

A movie that's too unintentionally funny to be scary.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

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.

Maitland McDonagh
TV 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.

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Joe Leydon

A vigorously paced and surprisingly satisfying piece of work.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Stefan Birgir Stefansson

yeah, that's what the world needs

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Flixster Audience Score: 14% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
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… More
Cindy I
A cheesy horror flick that harkens back to the days of bad '60's sci-fi. Hard to believe they could make something this rotten in this day and age. A… More
Jason Owens
I wanted to see "Bats" as soon as I saw the previews over a year ago and I finally got to see it awhile ago. It wasn't anything like what I… More
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=darkred]It's almost reassuring to see a film like 'Bats' arrive at your multiplex. It means that in an industry fueled by big… More
Dean McKenna
Amazing non-stop high-flying, action-packed scream ride, so frightfully good fun.
Steve K
Perhaps my favorite bad movie.