Crawl Reviews

July 13, 2019
Crawl is not exactly an inventive film. But it doesn't have to be. It delivers on what it promises, and not many big-studio movies this year can claim the same.
July 13, 2019
It's toothless despite its alligator antagonists, not least because it never bothers linking its premise - a category 5 hurricane in Florida that causes a flood - to the existential threat hastening such extreme weather events in the first place.
July 13, 2019
Crawl would look pretty good in just about any season. In this one it positively glows.
July 13, 2019
Like the apex predators slithering at the center of it all, it gets the job done once it lets is more brutal, primal instincts take over.
Top Critic
July 13, 2019
Crawl is dumb genre fun, but it's not too dumb... If any one thing holds back this modest, skillfully made potboiler from true B-movie glory, it's the human drama.
July 13, 2019
Crawl is a great example of a simple story exceedingly well-told. It's a bloody adventure full of teeth-gnawing turns of fortune, mordant wit, vicious gator kills, and surprising tenderness - that clocks in at a blessedly fleet 87 minutes.
July 13, 2019
And though Scodelario is spunky and game in what must have been an extremely uncomfortable shoot, the script (by the brothers Michael and Shawn Rasmussen) is airless and repetitive.
July 13, 2019
"Crawl" is a pleasantly unpleasant respite from the bloated stockholder movies dominating the marketplace.
July 13, 2019
The film delivers what it promises and it's hard to believe many fans of the genre are going to leave Crawl disappointed, even if it doesn't overreach its admittedly limited grasp.
July 12, 2019
One day destined to be seen as a stealth metaphor for climate-change denial -- a brutal Florida hurricane plunges a house and its broken family into disaster -- Crawl will, for the time being, serve nicely as a merely okay giant alligator movie.