Primeval | Full Movie

  • R
  • 1h 34m
  • 2007
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Inspired by the true story of a legendary 25-foot man-eating crocodile comes the intense, terrifying horror movie Primeval, starring Dominic Purcell and Orlando Jones. An American news crew, determined to capture this voracious monster and stop his demonic rampage, travel deep within the darkest reaches of the African jungle to hunt their prey. But Gustave, as the natives call him, is also on the hunt - always on the move, always elusive, always hungry for human flesh. Heart-pounding fear is nonstop in this edge-of-your-seat nail-biter about the cunning killer who continues to blaze his blood-soaked trail of terror.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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

The sub-sub-Anaconda bottom-feeder Primeval makes the mistake of taking itself far too seriously;...

March 3, 2019
Chicago Reader
Andrea Gronvall

Essentially Jaws moved to Africa.

June 21, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
Peter Hartlaub

For some insane reason, the makers of Primeval attempted to create a film that blends Anaconda wit...

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Jason Anderson

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

March 3, 2019
New York Times
A.O. Scott

Primeval is one of several recent movies to bill itself as 'inspired by true events.' So was this...

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Grisly croc tale lacks any meaningful bite.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this creature-centric horror movie includes lots of bloody violence: The film's giant crocodile rips up and eats people, militiamen shoot at civilians, a family is executed, and more. There's discussion of "black-on-black violence" in the United States and Africa. A teenager character shoots a villain and is upset by it. An attempted rape scene involves a rough assault, ripped clothing, and the female victim's distress. Some drinking and smoking; language includes multiple uses of "f--k," plus other obscenities and sexual slang.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date:January 12, 2007
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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