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      2016 1h 24m Documentary TRAILER for Rats: Trailer 1 List Rats: Trailer 1 Rats: Trailer 1 2:37 View more videos
      65% Tomatometer 20 Reviews 46% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Venturing into rat-dominated environments, Morgan Spurlock brings you face to face with the little, misunderstood creatures that live and breathe all around you. Read More Read Less

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      Charlotte O'Sullivan London Evening Standard Crude but crafty ... Rated: 4/5 Dec 18, 2016 Full Review Wendy Ide Observer (UK) This is gleefully exploitative in its approach, and as such, it is horribly entertaining. Rated: 3/5 Dec 18, 2016 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) A horror movie in everything but name, Morgan Spurlock's Rats is a giddy, difficult, occasionally satirical, often stomach-churning thrill ride masquerading as a serious documentary. Rated: 4/5 Dec 16, 2016 Full Review Richard Crouse Richard Crouse Often more unsettling than anything you can make up because these little horrors aren't hidden. They're everywhere. Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 3, 2021 Full Review Jade Budowski Decider 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 Erick Estrada Cinegarage 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 Read all reviews

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      Jamie R This is a vivid documentary that accurately depicts different human interactions with rats around the world. The documentary is mainly focused on rat mitigation in cities as well as the health risks of living in close proximity with rats. The film creates an environment for the viewer that keeps them on the edge of their seat and wanting more by using a good score and creepy imagery. Looking at this film from the perspective of a New Yorker after the COVID 19 pandemic, it strikes a deep chord within me. The film truly manages to stay relevant after 7 years as its implications of infectious rat-borne disease outbreaks feel even more threatening after 12 months of lockdown. Rat mitigation in general seems to be particularly relevant these days as the Rat population in New York has exploded according to many estimates. I would wholeheartedly recommend this film to anybody who doesn't have a fear of rodents. That being said, there are some problems with the film. The pacing seems slow at times and there are sequences that feel a bit overdramatic. The film truly fits the genre of horror as it offers a more pessimistic view of rat mitigation and health issues surrounding rats. Looking back, I wish that the film offered more possible long-term solutions to rats rather than just filling the audience with horror stories. However, I still enjoyed the film and recommend it to anyone who is interested in the topic, just so long as they don't have a phobia of rodents. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Doesn't give you much information about rat's other than killing them. Shows some shock scenes and disecting. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/13/21 Full Review Audience Member Interesting doc re rats and how theyre handled all over the world. Not scary. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member This is brilliant - how did it get rated so badly!? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Doesn't give you much information about rat's other than killing them. Shows some shock scenes and disecting. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Horribly done. Poorly scripted. Not worth the time to watch it. The cheesy effect on the narration to make it seem like its a radio talk show or something is straight out of those horrible 8th grade videos from science class trying desperately to be cool. The horror music, even if it is satirical or whatever it was meant to be, is totally overpowering and not balanced well at all. The overall info isnt to bad but its horribly presented and not well organized and in the dissection scene for example they had the researchers talking out loud as if it was common place to state every relevant fact about rats. What a waste of time/my evening. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Venturing into rat-dominated environments, Morgan Spurlock brings you face to face with the little, misunderstood creatures that live and breathe all around you.
      Director
      Morgan Spurlock
      Screenwriter
      Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock
      Production Co
      Dakota Group, Warrior Poets, Submarine Entertainment
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 24m
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