Primeval (2007)

An American news crew travels to one of the most remote locations on the planet in hopes of capturing the savage serial killer rumored to have claimed over 300 lives in this white-knuckle horror-thriller starring Dominic Purcell and Orlando… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2007
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Primeval is a low-quality horror film, which due to the inane political messages does not even qualify as campy fun.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

The sub-sub-Anaconda bottom-feeder Primeval makes the mistake of taking itself far too seriously; with its exploitative images of civil war and genocide, it's the Blood Diamond of 25-foot-killer-crocodile movies.

Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail

Can't a killer-crocodile movie just be a killer-crocodile movie?

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Primeval is one of crummiest killer-beast flicks of all time. It actually makes the B.C.-shot giant-croc debacle Lake Placid look half-decent, but it sure the hell wasn't.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Essentially Jaws moved to Africa.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Primeval is one of several recent movies to bill itself as 'inspired by true events.' So was this review, though in both cases 'inspired' may be too strong a word.

Steve Biodrowski

Primeval is a slick-looking movie that lacks the gritty goodness of old-fashioned exploitation and is too silly to take seriously as a mainstream thriller.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

For some insane reason, the makers of Primeval attempted to create a film that blends Anaconda with Hotel Rwanda, and they failed miserably.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

How capturing an animal found in every zoo constitutes a scoop is beyond me, but when you expect the trio to be knee-deep in blood they are instead wading through politics.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a thoroughly awful, downright irritating piece of work...

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
As far as giant croc movies it's not the best, but it's definitely a solid entry in the genre with nice production value. It also features the most… More
Luke Baldock
Fairly successful big croc movie. It follows generic plotlines via generic chracters, but has enough charm to pull it off. Orlando Jones is a great casting… More
Wahida K
I didnt know it was inspired by the true story of prolific serial killer before watching it. Just trusted my friends review and I was not tiny bit of… More
Al S
A very thrilling and fun monster movie, in the tradition of Jaws. It's smart, exciting, nail-biting and action-packed. An edge of your seat thriller with a… More
Jason Owens
Only saw this movie once and it instantly became a favorite. I like that it's inspired by true events, and that it's very exciting and suspenseful,… More
Bruce Bruce
Best Gator Movie Out There, Turn the lights out buckle in and get ready to jump.