Primeval

Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 7 out of 11

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Critic Reviews

  1. Pit a reptile the size of a school bus against an American TV-news crew in war-scarred Burundi, and you get "Hotel Rwanaconda," a horror movie interested in cheesy scares and drawing attention to the plight of poor Africans. (So no, Primeval is not the '"serial killer'" film promised by the ads.)
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. Sep 14, 2012
    10
    One of the most entertaining killer croc films i've ever seen.
  2. Dec 14, 2011
    2
    Primeval is a very poor film that is a complete waste of time, I don't know what was going on in this film because it was so darn convoluted.Primeval is a very poor film that is a complete waste of time, I don't know what was going on in this film because it was so darn convoluted. The plot doesn't make any sense at all, I never realized it was about an alligator but I don't care either, the acting is bad and so is the dialogue. The whole film is a mess of a horror movie although you won't understand anything in this movie and whatever message it has is drowned out by all this dumb movie plot. Don't watch this B-movie or should I say F-movie flick. Breakdown for "Primeval": Presentation: 2, Plot: 1, Acting: 2.7, Script: 2.4, Lasting Appeal: 1, Verdict: 2.2 out of 10 "Terrible" Full Review »
  3. DanK.
    Apr 6, 2008
    5
    The Crocodile bits are well done, with the action being satisfyingly cheesy and exciting. However the performances are 2-D and it's The Crocodile bits are well done, with the action being satisfyingly cheesy and exciting. However the performances are 2-D and it's mixing of real life tragedy and monster carnage does grate. A rental for fans of Alligator or Anaconda, but otherwise give it a miss. Full Review »