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.
Crawl could really do with some sense and structure to go along with all these earnest emotions.Read full article
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.Read full article
Crawl isn't Jaws, any day of the week, but it's crunchy Friday-night nonsense that knows what it's doing.Read full article
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.Read full article
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.Read full article
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.Read full article
Kudos also go to Aja for staging some of the effective yet well-timed suspenseful moments, particularly the way he executes close calls and near-death experiences during the few encounters with one or sometimes more alligators.Read full article