What did our preview audiences make of alligator survival horror Crawl?
Steve NewallReviews | 12 July 19
In cinemas this week, survival horror Crawl pits humans against alligators.
As Aaron Yap noted in his four-star review, director Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, Haute Tension) “stages the setpieces with economically vicious glee, juggling claustrophobic disaster-movie suspense and merciless bouts of bloodthirsty reptilian chomping into a beer-guzzling blast of survival horror”.
We hosted preview screenings too—so what did our audiences think of Crawl?
Fortunately, no one dresses in drag and does the hula.
A much-needed gasp of air from tentpole franchises.
And Clive Owen’s wig is a truly absurd sight to behold.
Unfortunately, it falls short of greatness.
Its a sometimes revealing, if only seldom engrossing, true-life tale.
Don’t write this off as ‘just another superhero film’.
There’s a reason it won the Palme d’Or.
A burly, original, crowd-pleasing night at the cinema.