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Primeval Reviews

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June 25, 2007
Primeval walks a fine line between action, humor, and having half a conscience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 1, 2007
Solidly well-told and breathtakingly shot.
January 16, 2007
Though the film's raison d'etre is the big croc, veteran genre screenwritering team John D. Brancato and Michael Ferris pin some boldly provocative thoughts on motor-mouthed Steven Johnson's sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 15, 2007
The CGI wonks here have created a beaut ... Watching him clumsily gallumpf through the tall grass at top speed in search of vittles is worth a few bucks, at least.
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January 13, 2007
Veteran TV director Michael Katleman has crafted a perfectly serviceable -- and scary -- B-movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 13, 2007
Director Michael Katleman, making his bigscreen debut after a couple decades' TV work, keeps the pacing tight, the acting straight-faced and the laughs mostly intentional (though Jones' one-liners occasionally fall flat).
January 13, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 12, 2007
Has one of the most misleading ad campaigns in recent memory, but works on a 'popcorn' level. Wait to rent it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 12, 2007
It's a pretty tasty bit of cinematic junk food.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 6, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 7, 2008
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.
August 16, 2007
...a thoroughly awful, downright irritating piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 13, 2007
The possibility of commentary is raised but it ultimately is glossed over with cliches and very little substance.
July 26, 2007
Laced with pseudoserious undertones, the movie makes "Anaconda" look like a modern-day classic.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 10, 2007
Less than the sum of its parts. There are too many small errors and lost opportunities, and it's just not scary. Even a B movie can't succeed when that's the case.
Read More | Original Score: 60/100
June 9, 2007
The subplot turns what might have been a fascinating true-life adventure into a lurid, stereotypical melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 8, 2007
As it tries to be two things at once -- a gory monster movie and a dramatic social commentary -- what it mostly succeeds at is being dull and repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 27, 2007
It's rough going when our heroes have us longing for the complexity of the riverboat crew from 'Anaconda.'
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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