• Released
  • October 22, 1999
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 31 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
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50

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Perfect late-summer drive-in fare.
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
In its own B-film, let's-make-them-jump-out-of-their-seats way, Bats is quite the hoot.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

The kind of rote schlocker that rarely makes it to big screens anymore.
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38

New York Daily News

Unfortunately, it isn't until the final scene -- a spoof of the horror genre's false-ending cliché -- that Bats really takes wing.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
If you are unlucky enough to stray into the presence of Bats, I strongly recommend you follow their wise example. Hang from the ceiling and go to sleep.
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38

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
Really just an update of the kind of hapless grade-Z effort that once played the bottom half of a drive-in double bill.
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Violent and vapid, but the visual jolts may please horror buffs.
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25

Miami Herald

Dumb cliches run amok.
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25

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A reassuring little cheeseball of a movie.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Falls apart immediately, then limps on for 45 minutes more.
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23 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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