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Crawl (2019)

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A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kaya Scodelario ... Haley
Barry Pepper ... Dave
Morfydd Clark ... Beth
Ross Anderson ... Wayne
Jose Palma ... Pete
George Somner George Somner ... Marv
Anson Boon ... Stan
Ami Metcalf ... Lee
Tina Pribicevic Tina Pribicevic ... Young Haley
Srna Vasiljevic Srna Vasiljevic ... Louie
Cso-Cso Cso-Cso ... Sugar
Colin McFarlane ... Governor
Annamaria Serda ... Emma
Savannah Steyn Savannah Steyn ... Lisa
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Storyline

Against all logic, the competitive swimmer, Haley, drives into the mouth of a furiously destructive Category 5 hurricane on a collision course with her hometown of Florida, to check in on her estranged father, Dave. There, in their weather-beaten house amid a rapidly sinking and alligator-infested town, Haley and her father find themselves trapped in the labyrinthine mess of their flooded crawl space, where a merciless pair of six-metre predators is silently stalking them. Now--as Haley and Dave are gasping for air in the claustrophobic basement--only their will to survive can help them stand a chance against the scaly adversaries' powerful jaws. Can they escape without getting eaten alive? Written by Nick Riganas

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody creature violence, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crawl See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,005,210, 14 July 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,834,810, 18 July 2019
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The two leads, Kaya Scodelario (Hayley) and Barry Pepper (Dave), also starred together in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) and Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018). See more »

Goofs

When Haley's father tells her to swim to the boat, he tells her that she can "Swim faster" than the many Alligators in the water nearby. However this would be highly unlikely as the average adult Alligator swims at speeds up to 20 mph, While 23 time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps topped out at about 6 mph. See more »

Quotes

Dave: We can defeat these pea-brained lizard shits.
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Crazy Credits

Right after the last shot of the movie, as the credits begin, Bill Haley's "See You Later Alligator" plays - a wacky, upbeat 1950s rock song that is wildly out of place with the tone of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Tamara Just Saw: Crawl (2019) See more »

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Fire Away
Written by Michael J. Kunes
Performed by City Kids
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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Crawling In My Skin
12 July 2019 | by kidmetal-mathenySee all my reviews

Crawl is most certainly what you would expect a film like this to be, but it isn't bad by any means, however it know's the nature of it's premise, and just goes for it. The intensity is genuine, and the gore/kills are well executed, and I do believe there are some pretty nice practical effects utilized throughout. The CGI on the Alligators is good, but sometimes (in the beginning of the film) looks shaky. The setting in a crawlspace during a hurricane is inherently claustrophobic in nature, and the film does play that up a fair amount. The pacing is excellent, and the ending is good even if a bit predictable.

The acting by our two leads Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario), and Dave Keller (Barry Pepper) is believable, and genuine, both do a great job with the father-daughter dynamic. There are some minor plot conveniences, and characters that are introduced just to die, but that can be overlooked due to the small scale nature of the story. It's a very self contained film aside from a hurricane ravaging Florida. There are a few "jumpscares", but they aren't dialed up to 11 like Annabelle: Comes Home for example.

Overall, if you want a good modern "creature feature" that doesn't go above and beyond to makes itself feel absurd, and unrealistic. I'd recommend you check this film out, it was a surprisingly good time at the movies, and I walked out happy.

I give Crawl, a 8/10. A fun time at the movies.


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