User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30

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  1. Oct 10, 2019
    10
    Fantastic show. The silent survival bond between man and beast is enthralling. This is scheduled for 5 parts , and after watching the 3rd part today , I can’t wait to see how this concludes.
  2. Oct 13, 2019
    9
    A moving show that will delight you in a way that's brutal and intricate as the story during the Primal times progresses.
  3. Oct 11, 2019
    10
    An absolute animated masterpiece. Genndy raises the bar once again by ditching dialogue and doubling down on the strength of his visual storytelling.
  4. Oct 11, 2019
    10
    I didn't even have to check to know this was made by the same guy who made Samurai Jack. If you liked that show, you'll probably like this. If you don't like either, I tip my fedora to you and wish you a good day.
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Oct 8, 2019
    80
    Primal restores a genuine sense of awe regarding how you can use the format for something besides shits and giggles. It’s storytelling at its most basic, sound and images moving faster than a speeding velociraptor and brimming with soulfulness.
  2. Reviewed by: William Hughes
    Oct 8, 2019
    91
    At 22 minutes, episodes occasionally strain the limits of its dialogue-free, roar-heavy approach to storytelling. As an event, though—as a dose of bracingly original animation from a master of the form—it’s hard to question its few missteps. After all, everybody’s gotta eat.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Oct 7, 2019
    91
    Through the lens of two characters, a man and a dinosaur, “Primal” is a piece of elemental storytelling that finds some real emotional depth without either of its protagonists uttering a single word of dialogue.