Metascore
23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 26
  2. Negative: 19 out of 26
Watch On
  1. 50
    A sleek rip-off of "The Birds" that is fast, furious, and watchable, but lacking in the two elements most essential to a silly screamfest like this: scares and laughs.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Smoothly maneuvering within the limitations of genre conventions, Bats emerges as a vigorously paced and surprisingly satisfying piece of work.
  3. 50
    Perfect late-summer drive-in fare.
  4. In its own B-film, let's-make-them-jump-out-of-their-seats way, Bats is quite the hoot.
  5. Reviewed by: Doug Brod
    42
    The kind of rote schlocker that rarely makes it to big screens anymore.
  6. 40
    Overlong, hard look at the perils of tampering with Creation.
  7. 40
    A straight-faced throwback to the glory days of mutant wildlife on the rampage.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. JamesE.
    Jan 27, 2008
    8
    This movie is a real gem...no I take that back it is a (Lou) Diamond (Phillips)! As always The Diamond brings his "A" game to the role and This movie is a real gem...no I take that back it is a (Lou) Diamond (Phillips)! As always The Diamond brings his "A" game to the role and owns it. He puts on that oversized sherriffs hat and you think WOW did he quit acting and take on a a life of crime fighting. This is a must watch for anybody who wants to see a bunch of bats get handed some Texas justice Diamond style! Full Review »