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Primeval Reviews

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Scott Collura
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
Primeval walks a fine line between action, humor, and having half a conscience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
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
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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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Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
January 13, 2007
Veteran TV director Michael Katleman has crafted a perfectly serviceable -- and scary -- B-movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Dennis Harvey
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).

Baltimore Sun
January 13, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Paul Salfen
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
Jim Hemphill
January 12, 2007
It's a pretty tasty bit of cinematic junk food.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
January 12, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
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
Brian Marder
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Biodrowski
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 16, 2007
...a thoroughly awful, downright irritating piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies
August 13, 2007
The possibility of commentary is raised but it ultimately is glossed over with cliches and very little substance.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 26, 2007
Laced with pseudoserious undertones, the movie makes "Anaconda" look like a modern-day classic.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
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.
| Original Score: 60/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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
Eric D. Snider
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+
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
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
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
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