Crawl

critic Reviews

83% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score83%
  • An action-packed creature feature that's fast, terrifying, and benefits greatly from a completely game Kaya Scodelario, Crawl is a fun throw-back with just enough self-awareness to work.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's really fun, exciting, and does exactly what it needs to do.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Crawl could really do with some sense and structure to go along with all these earnest emotions.
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    Demetrios MatheouLondon Evening Standard
    Aja gleefully embraces the imperative of every horror film - that the dispensable characters have to die horribly so that we understand completely the consequences for the protagonists.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Crawl isn't Jaws, any day of the week, but it's crunchy Friday-night nonsense that knows what it's doing.
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    Nigel AndrewsFinancial Times
    Outside: that is the weather. Inside: it is the swishy, corrugated, murder-eyed mega-lizards, CGI'd so skilfully they look more real than the real.
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    Anton BitelLittle White Lies
    if you don't want to gasp and groan and wince and jump your way through all the pain and terror, and to feel the frustration of rising waters, circling reptiles and snapping teeth - then caveat emptor. The rest of us will be just fine with it.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    Crawl is a B-movie made by A-level talent ... an all-out, full tilt boogie creature feature.
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    Matthew Rozsamatthewrozsa.com
    Finally - and, for creature feature fans, most importantly - the alligators themselves are suitably believable and menacing.
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    John SerbaDecider
    Ridiculous but effective, and just tense and plausible enough to invoke the demon of claustrophobia and our primordial fear of being munched and digested to death.
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    Dan TaborCinapse
    Crawl is a nearly perfect horror film. It runs 87 minutes; there isn't a single wasted frame of film in the entire runtime, and every setup gets the payoff you'd expect.
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