Primeval Pit a reptile the size of a school bus against an American TV-news crew in war-scarred Burundi, and you get Hotel Rwanaconda , a horror… Primeval Pit a reptile the size of a school bus against an American TV-news crew in war-scarred Burundi, and you get Hotel Rwanaconda , a horror… 2007-01-12 R PT94M Horror Orlando Jones Dominic Purcell Hollywood Pictures
Movie Review

Primeval (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
Primeval, Dominic Purcell | WHAT I DID ON MY 'PRISON' BREAK Purcell, on the lam from his TV gig, doesn't get very far away from it in Primeval
Image credit: Primeval: Joe Alblas
WHAT I DID ON MY 'PRISON' BREAK Purcell, on the lam from his TV gig, doesn't get very far away from it in Primeval
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jan 12, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Orlando Jones and Dominic Purcell; Distributor: Hollywood Pictures

Pit a reptile the size of a school bus against an American TV-news crew in war-scarred Burundi, and you get Hotel Rwanaconda, a horror movie interested in cheesy scares and drawing attention to the plight of poor Africans. (So no, Primeval is not the ''serial killer'' film promised by the ads.) Costarring a giant CG crocodile, the movie cribs from the Jaws playbook, but it's more polished and ambitious — albeit misguidedly so — than your average genre howler. And it has Prison Break's Dominic Purcell, who favors open-chested shirts in this role, too.

Originally posted Jan 17, 2007 Published in issue #917 Jan 26, 2007 Order article reprints
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