Crawl [2019] ★★½

Let’s be honest here: you don’t walk in to see a movie featuring deadly alligators expecting quotable dialogue or an unforgettable story. Personally, I want it to entertain me and “Crawl” does exactly that. It sure as hell isn’t swimming in the same waters as “Jaws”, but it gets the job done in just 80 minutes of running time. You can probably tell from the poster and trailer what this is all about: there’s a deadly hurricane in Florida. Haley (Kaya Scodelario) is looking for her missing dad (Barry Pepper). She finds him in his basement surrounded by deadly alligators who would stop at nothing to look for their next meal. The rest of the movie is basically just Haley and her dad trying to survive. Nothing new or revolutionary here. But director Alexandre Aja shows no mercy in hooking us with B-movie tension. And it works. If you’re a sucker for this kind of movies, you’ll have a good time with “Crawl”.

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