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Rat Film (2016)

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Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. "Rat Film" is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat--as well as the ... See full summary »

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Theo Anthony Theo Anthony ... Himself
Dan Deacon ... Composer
Matt Fouse Matt Fouse ... Himself
Will Kearney III Will Kearney III ... Will
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Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. "Rat Film" is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat--as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them--to explore the history of Baltimore. "There's never been a rat problem in Baltimore, it's always been a people problem".

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3 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Film o szczurach See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,793, 17 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,195, 4 March 2018
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A Failed Attempt to Address an interesting Animal
16 March 2017 | by JustCuriositySee all my reviews

This was one of the worst films a SXSW Film Festival. The audience found it confusing and almost incoherent. The experimental attempt kept jumping around from rats to video games to the sociology of race in Baltimore to some sort of attempt to recreate crime scenes. None of these parts seemed to be connect to the other parts. It just jumped from one part to another without any real transition or clear narrative. The narration was also done in this strange voice that sounded almost like a computerized voice. There were individual scenes and characters that seemed somewhat intriguing particularly as they related to the human relations with rats. Some people wanted to exterminate them while others treated them as pets. But none of it connected in this poorly edited mess of a movie. This was film is sadly a failed experiment.


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