"This movie is proof that I will watch any [thing]they have at the movie store. But, a one liner ironically describes what you will be thinking while and after you watch this plane crash: "This is definately....not good for my sobriety."A girl is an undercover reporter that moves into a mental ward trying to see if they hurt the mentally ill people, little does she know that the head Psychiatrist and some....dude? Are performing horrible atrocities on rats. The guy, which I think is the janitor becomes mentally bonded with the big momma rat, saying she "feeds off his thoughts" ... Well anyway the rats become physcho, yes physco they got red eyes and love blood. When your watching the film you wonder if the producers just went over the film with a red highlighter or something, dotting the eyes of the rats. But watch out kiddies, there is a big huge alpha rat thing, which when he comes on screen looks like a cgi smear as it jumps and attacks ... and old women. This whole movie seems aimless, you dont know if they are trying to appeal to 80's horror movie fans with the minimal blood and gore they show or PETA members when they preach about animal cruelty, which is the main motive for why the rats went nuts. Oh yes and another one liner "Time...for a little 1on1 therapy!", ...The highlight of this film would have to be the crazy girl chewing her arm off for no reason other than she is nuts. Even though the idea of killer rats is far from cliche, Lets be for real here; I mean honestly, who is scared of someone mutating rats into physco rats? Not me, thus takeing away a scary movies lasting appeal giving it nothing to generate fear off of. The climax is as entertaining and anti-clamtic as Archie Bunker takeing a big joe.But dont fret because a whole lot of monster rats came out a of trash can at the end, leaveing this horrible movie open for what sees to be a even worse sequel.A sterling example that rat horror movies can't be any good."
A soso film
ragebird19 | 06/08/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this on the Scifi channel.It was an ok film.It has some flaws,but the acting was decent.The special effects were good,not great.Almost all the actors we no die,except the 2 main ones of course.When a teen reporter goes under cover at a building were they help teens with there problems,she finds out that there are killer rats everywere and they are starting to kill some of the patients.The momma rat is about the size of a large T.V.Anyway,now the reporter has to escape and get the patients to safety.The rats killed all of the falcuty and only 5 of the teenaged patients.In the end the reporter and her boyfriend escape along with the survivers.A good movie to rent and watch on a Friday night.There are some really creepy moments and gory scenes,like when the momma rat is dragging the girls head across the floor leaving a trail of blood.I would recomend you to rent this not buy."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 02/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"KILLER RATS is one of those rare modern movies that captures much of the essence of the fifties and sixties "killer monster" movies. Director Tibor Takacs manages to instill some real creepy moments as we are engrossed in this tale of mutant rats. Sara Downing plays a reporter who goes "undercover" to investigate the goings on a HMO type facility. She meets the esteemed doctor (Ron Perlman) and the obedient staff and soon senses something amiss. Meanwhile, her boyfriend reporter (Michael Hagerty) tries to convince her to get out after a series of mysterious disappearances. Michael Zelniker plays the maintenance man who has a mysterious connection with the rats; Bailey Chase plays a drug addict who is a handsome action movie star; and Denise Dowse plays Rose, the bitchy roommate of Sara. The CGI generated rats of course don't look real, but they are scary nonetheless. The movie has an eerie atmospheric pacing and I forgive the numerous plot loopholes because it's a scary movie! If you like this kind of thriller, you won't be disappointed."
B. M. Dorton | Lex, KY | 09/27/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The horrible effects make it unwatchabe!! When the killer rats attack their victims its laughable how anyone would allow these effects to fly.. I mean this CGI goes down as the worse in movie history to date!! I laughed, I took the dvd out and laughed again!!!"
Revenge of the rats
ragebird19 | Lawrence, KS United States | 04/19/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"didn't expect much when watching this movie and it turned out to be really good, a great low budget movie! there's so many bad creature movies out there now days but this one definitely sticks out among the crowd. body count is plenty high with plenty of blood and guts and the giant rat is pretty cool. plenty of non stop action and the acting is all well done. have to recommend this film for the fans of the nature amok category for sure, check her out"