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Rats (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | 16 December 2016 (UK)
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A history of rat infestations in major cities throughout the world.

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Morgan Spurlock
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Ed Sheehan Ed Sheehan ... Himself
Dr. Michael Blum Dr. Michael Blum ... Himself
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A history of rat infestations in major cities throughout the world.

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USA

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16 December 2016 (UK) See more »

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Rats NYC See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Rats is a horror movie disguised as a documentary
25 September 2017 | by rowdyossuarySee all my reviews

The cinematography is great. Lots of interesting footage, always something to be watching. But don't be mislead into thinking you're actually going to learn something about rats besides fear mongering we've all heard before. Seriously, they lay on the "mood" HARD. Constant droning and thumping horror movie music playing throughout, stock rat noises playing whenever there's one on screen, flashing still images of a rat's open mouth and "attacking" you. That sort of thing.

I love rats, but that's not why I dislike this movie. I'm not illusioned to the reality of them and I was really looking forward to viewing this documentary. I was hoping for a movie going through the history of rats and the relationships we've had with them as humans, the history of disease, as pets, their biology. I guess overall, I was hoping for something with substance and would leave me with new and interesting information on these largely misunderstood animals. Instead you get a movie that is exactly the opposite of that: encouraging fears and assumptions.

I'm not saying don't be careful of wild rats, but adding a horror score and "shock stills" is completely unnecessary and juvenile. Imagine doing this about say, a documentary about great white sharks or wolves. This helps nothing and only encourages us to be afraid.

I wouldn't mind a rat horror flick, but don't dress it up as substance.


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