MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,044 this week

Primeval (2007)

4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 9,717 users   Metascore: 35/100
Reviews: 161 user | 115 critic | 11 from Metacritic.com

A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 29 Mar 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 22 Feb 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 13 Feb 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 6 months ago
 
Search for "Primeval" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Primeval (2007)

Primeval (2007) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Primeval.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.

Director: Jon Harris
Stars: Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams
The Cave (2005)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.

Director: Bruce Hunt
Stars: Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut, Cole Hauser
Rogue (2007)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile.

Director: Greg Mclean
Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A scientific expedition sets out for Borneo to seek a flower called the Blood Orchid, which could grant longer life. Meanwhile, they run afoul of snakes and each other.

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Morris Chestnut, KaDee Strickland, Eugene Byrd
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A vampire hunter and a priest fight a band of the walking dead in Mexico.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Cristián de la Fuente, Natasha Gregson Wagner
Extreme Ops (2002)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

While filming a advertisment, some extreme sports enthusiasts unwittingly stop a group of terrorists.

Director: Christian Duguay
Stars: Rufus Sewell, Devon Sawa, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
High Lane (2009)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon... See full summary »

Director: Abel Ferry
Stars: Fanny Valette, Johan Libéreau, Raphaël Lenglet
Doom (2005)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson
Resident Evil (2002)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors who want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller
Anaconda (1997)
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Director: Luis Llosa
Stars: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz
Priest (2011)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Director: Scott Stewart
Stars: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Matt Collins
Gabriel Malema ...
Jojo
Linda Mpondo ...
Gold Tooth
Lehlohonolo Makoko ...
Beanpole
Dumisani Mbebe ...
Harry
Eddy 'Big Eddy' Bekombo ...
Ato
Chris April ...
Captain
Ernest Ndhlovu ...
Shaman
Erica Wessels ...
Dr. Cathy Andrews
Vivian Moodley ...
Indian UN Officer
Lika Berning ...
Rachel (as Lika van den Bergh)
Edit

Storyline

TV show star reporter Tim Manfrey and his cameraman Steven Johnson travel to Burundi to get sensational footage of a giant crococilian monster which attacked a UN identification team and the Tutsi-Hutu tribal civil war carnage mass grave corpses it was digging up in a Great Lakes marsh area. But it turns out danger also lurks in the armed form of a local war lord. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Inspired by the true story of the most prolific serial killer in history. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, brutality, terror and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gustave  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,792,318 (USA) (12 January 2007)

Gross:

$10,596,100 (USA) (2 March 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

During the chasing scene in the swamps you can hear squealing tires although there is only sand and grass. See more »

Quotes

Steven Johnson: I'd never say this in front of a bunch of white people, but slavery was a good thing. Anything you gotta do to get the fuck out of Africa is OK with me.
See more »

Connections

References Pimp My Ride (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Allah Wakbarr
Written by L. Ifediorama, T. Sotade, P. Kamson
Performed by Ofo & The Black Company
Courtesy of Luaka Bop
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Nothing great, but above average horror flick
12 January 2007 | by (Winchester, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

I admit it, I have a soft spot for monster movies. Maybe it's the kid in me who watched all the old "creature features" at a young age, or maybe it's the fact that no one has really made a serious monster movie since...well, you tell me. That being said, "Primeval" is no work of genius, and like most mainstream films, is loaded with clichéd moments that we've seen in better movies. However, when compared to the films that pass for horror today, this one has surprising bite (no pun intended) at certain moments. The main complaint here seems to be the misleading advertising campaign of the film, hyping it up as a tale of serial killer in rural Africa. Of course, the actual story details an American news team (the brooding male leader, the hot female sidekick, and of course, the token black guy who serves mostly as comic relief) traveling to the war-torn Burundi to film and hopefully capture Gustave, an enormous crocodile who has eaten hundreds of people. Naturally, things go wrong, and the river soon runs red. An interesting aspect of the movie is the inclusion of a warlord in the plot, adding a second threat to the protagonists (Gustave is, of course, their first threat). This risky move sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, but I applaud the filmmakers for trying something new at least. What really redeems the film however are a few key scenes that are surprisingly atmospheric (something most modern horror films have forgotten), well edited, and increasingly suspenseful. Without giving too much away, the croc itself is better than one may expect from this kind of a movie. The cast does what they can with a strictly average script, yet for the most part, manage to elicit some interest and sympathy. The final act is a bit of a disappointment, but by that point, it's already been a fun, exciting ride, and one doesn't really care. In short, "Primeval" is strictly what many of us go to the movies for: popcorn entertainment. I myself had originally gone to see "Pan's Labyrinth" but as the shows were sold out, my friends and I eventually decided to give "Primeval" a go. I wasn't dazzled, but then again, I wasn't expecting to be. It's simply fun, escapist entertainment, and despite what any film snob will tell you, there's nothing wrong with that. Just shut your brain off and you should have a good time.


68 of 87 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The most offensive line ever? GameboyGTS
slavery was a good thing teekkona
Ok...Rate Primeval (But there's a catch) rc29b1
ran to fast Kal-El1200
other killer croc/alligator movies stargirl1180
WHAT HAPPENED TO STEVEN (THE CAMERAMAN)? bgeorge238-1
Discuss Primeval (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?