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Bats

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BATS

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
91 minutes
performer:
Lou Diamond Phillips
director:
Louis Morneau
distributor:
Columbia Tri-Star Home Video
author:
John Logan
genre:
Horror

We gave it a D-

Those hoping for something so-bad-it’s-good from this grade-Z horror flick, about a sheriff (Phillips) whose town is besieged by flying nasties, are hereby warned that it falls firmly in the category of so-bad-it’s-really-quite-bad. Each line of dialogue is more tediously inane than the last, the action sequences appear to have been shot by somebody operating a jackhammer while suffering an epileptic seizure, and most of the film’s winged killer mammals are so obviously and shoddily computer-generated that a more appropriate title would have been Bits.

Reel Goodies
(0:21) Heads up! There’s a gigantic swarm of digital thingies approaching fast on the horizon!

The Last Detail
Screenwriter John Logan has since graduated to such high-profile projects as Any Given Sunday and Ridley Scott’s forthcoming Gladiator.

D-

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