• Primeval (2007)


Release Date: January 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 12th, 2007

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Veteran reporter Tim Manfrey (Dominic Purcell) lands possibly the worst assignment of his life: Travel to the African country of Burundi to locate and capture the world's largest crocodile. Dubbed "Gustave" by the villagers, the croc is said to have dined on hundreds of humans over the years. Complicating matters is an African warlord who is even more bloodthirsty than the giant reptile.

Cast: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jürgen Prochnow, Gideon Emery, Dumisani Mbebe, Gabriel Malema, Linda Mpondo

Director: Michael Katleman

Genres: Adventure , Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Pariah Films

Distributors: Buena Vista

Keywords: Tense, Pursuit, Escape, 2000s, Rivalry, Survival, Love interest

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Primeval is a hoot if you're in the mood, though, and it gets points for trying to stuff a little globo-think into the minds of Friday night mayhem fans (who will probably rebel, since only one skull pops like a grape). show more

  • 30
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    A low-rent monster movie that could well have been released by American International in the early 1970s, Primeval boasts a level of cheesiness that should well merit it a regular rotation on late-night cable. show more

  • 38
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    One of the few monster-crocodile movies that simultaneously tries to rip off "Jaws" and "Meet the Press." show more

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