MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,061 this week

Rats (2003)

3.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.4/10 from 789 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 19 critic

"The Brookdale Institute" is a mysterious, little-known hospital for the criminally insane (a fact which is kept on a need-to know basis). Brookdale has another, more lucrative facet; a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 05 Nov 2010
 
a list of 132 titles
created 13 Dec 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 30 Jul 2012
 
a list of 371 titles
created 18 Jan 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Rats" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rats (2003)

Rats (2003) on IMDb 3.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rats.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nostradamus I (2000)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A policeman must stop a medieval cult, who plan to bring about armageddon by summoning the spirit of Nostradamus.

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Rob Estes, Joely Fisher, Fintan McKeown
Quiet Kill (2004)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Amy Martin (Claudia Christian), an attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jones
Stars: Claudia Christian, Corbin Bernsen, Ron Perlman
Betty (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The world's most famous actress freaks out on the set of her latest Christmas blockbuster and runs away to hide in the unlikely setting of Palm Springs. She meets three men who, like the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Murphy
Stars: Cheryl Pollak, Holland Taylor, Udo Kier
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Mankind has lost a 300-year war against a genetically enhanced race they created and tortured. Now the descendants of that race -- known as the "ghen" -- control the planet from advanced ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart St. John
Stars: Bailey Chase, Eric Scott Woods, Matt O'Toole
I, Madman (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Virginia works at a used book store. She's really into horror novels and discovers a really good book. It's called "I, Madman" and it's about an insane doctor who cuts off people's noses, ... See full summary »

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner, Randall William Cook
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Horrific murders which once lived only in a young man's nightmares suddenly begin occurring in chilling reality in his hometown.

Director: Douglas S. Younglove
Stars: Zachary Ray Sherman, Ron Perlman, Armand Assante
Deadly Past (1995)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Bartender on parole gets re-involved with his previous girlfriend, only to discover he's part of her criminal scheme.

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Carol Alt, Dedee Pfeiffer, Ron Marquette
Night Class (2001)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When Jake, a security guard in a small hotel, inadvertently helps out a beautiful burglar, he becomes a primary suspect and is quickly fired. Jake decides to track down the burglar himself ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Wilson
Stars: Sean Young, Rick Peters, Ron Perlman
Hoodlum & Son (2003)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It's 1933, and mishievous 10-year-old Archie finds himself in the care of his father, Charlie, a reluctant gangster indebted to mob boss Benny "The Bomb" Palladino. They flee with a ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Way
Stars: Mia Sara, Ted King, Ron Perlman
Metal Messiah (1978)
Musical | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: John Paul Young, Richard Ward Allen, David Hensen
Stroke (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Rob Nilsson
Stars: Edwin Johnson, Teddy Weiler, Omewenne
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When Jessy burns down his adoptive parents garage he is put into a youth prison. There he meets Roark another troublemake with whom he escapes and ends up in deserted woodlands. On their ... See full summary »

Director: Pol Cruchten
Stars: Jesse Littlejohn, Raquel Beaudene, James Lafferty
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Samantha / Jennifer
Amy Parks ...
Maureen
...
Johnny Falls
...
Ernst
...
Lenny
Michael Hagerty ...
Michael
...
Naomi
...
Dr. William Winslow
Patrick Dreikauss ...
Morgan
...
Rose
...
Cypress
John Paul Young ...
Hans: The Exterminator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Brunewasser ...
Policeman
...
Matilda
...
Jim
Edit

Storyline

"The Brookdale Institute" is a mysterious, little-known hospital for the criminally insane (a fact which is kept on a need-to know basis). Brookdale has another, more lucrative facet; a safe harbor for the chronically drug-addicted rich and famous, especially the sons and daughters of the above, whose families have tried everything. "The Institute" is also for the once-famous, who, having bottomed out, also have no where else to turn but Brookdale. Investigating possible health code violations, "Jennifer/Samantha", (Sara Downing), a career-driven reporter for "The Philadelphia Enquirer", checks in under the guise of a patient, in hope of getting a hot story. Unbeknownst to her, the real scoop is much more awesome then even she could write about, should she live to tell. Brookdale is infested with super-intelligent, supernaturally empowered killer rats, a by-product of forgotten experiments conducted by "Dr. William Winslow" (Ron Perlman), the Chief Psychiatrist at Brookdale. Winslow ... Written by John Paul Young <_jpy@johnpaulyoung.com>>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Flesh eating predators. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Killer Rats  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Creepy asylum where people are dying gruesomely and mysteriously by dreadful rodents
30 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

The tale concerns about the Brookdale asylum is a strange hospital for the insane, mad and criminals. Jennifer(Sara Dowling) an intrepid reporter for Philadelpia Enquirer newspaper and guised as a patient investigates about possible health rules infraction. But Brookdale hospital is infested with astonishing and super-intelligent killer rats created long time ago by Doctor Winslow(Ron Perlman). Nowadays an ex-patient(Michael Zilkene) is developing a symbiotic friendship with the large bugs. The inmates are attacked by the amazing rodents who are mobilizing to do battle with the human intruders. This is a terror-thriller quite exciting where large creatures roam for facing off the patients fears and developing a bloodthirsty and eerie hunger.

The rats, themselves, of course , are the real stars , as deliver the goods with genuine chills, terror and tension. The film provides lots of screams, blood and gore and with creepy atmosphere which becomes pretty sinister when the rats appear. This movie with thin characters and contrived plot, packs grisly murders and the filmmaker retains a fascination with the decapitated members. The rats are mostly made by computer generator FX, as usual, they're frightening astounding and quite convincing . The motion picture is regularly directed by Tibor Takacs. Born Budapest, Takacs has directed TV movies(Sabrina, the teenage witch,Outer limits, Earth, final conflict), Mark Dacascos vehicles(Deathline,Sanctuary,Sabotage) and giant monsters and bugs movies(Rats,MegaSnake, Ice spider, Mansquito,). Another films about the Rats sub-genre are the following: Food of gods(76, Bert I Gordon); Food of the godsII(1988, Damian Lee),Willard(1973, Daniel Mann with Bruce Davison), Willard(2003, Glen Morgan with Crispin Glover), The Rats (2002, John Lafia with Vincent Spano), among others.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I think it's an alright movie... deadbyradio
Sucks real_expressions826
Looking for title \ Spin-off fpfostvedt
my tape ran out scottstvshop
Discuss Rats (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?