Crawl (2019) - Action, Drama, Horror

Hohum Score



A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Alexandre Aja
Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper
Length: 87 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 41 out of 308 found boring (13.31%)

One-line Reviews (200)

You do see people's bones sticking out of their body and you do see a gator rip a guys head off and it's incredibly intense to watch.

Perfect summer, enjoyable, popcorn film .

Through illogical logic, okay acting, and pointless scenes this film goes down as a bad film to put in the book.

This was single handedly the worst movie I have seen in many years.

Upon arriving at his apartment, it's empty except for his dog.

The pacing is excellent, and the ending is good even if a bit predictable.

Absolutely loved it , really well done , I was definitely on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Crawl was an enjoyable survival/horror romp.

Suspenseful, claustrophobic sequences, straightforward plot, and set in (mostly) just one location.

We also get some eye rolling decisions made by our characters, mostly Haley, who goes on to do typically cliche things that get people injured or killed, like following the scary noise.

Crawling on the edge of their seats!!

than their is the dumb bimbo daughter who decides " OH HO HUM" im just going to drive 2 to 3 hours straight into the heart of a category 5 hurricane...

Waste of money the 1950 creature from the black lagoon was more believable

Completely captivating and suspenseful the whole time, and time went by fast.

But outside of the thrilling Alligator sequences, there isn't much here.

Stressful and entertaining at will .

but in some part, especially on act 1 its so boring, and the ending its damnfully flat.

Intense, Suspenseful and Gory .

it was everybodys nightmare to get trapped in middle of hurricane with them, my heart pounding all the times, the scenes was unpredictable, highy recommended movieeee!!!

I went in expecting a cheesy horror movie with a lot of jump scares, this was actually quite entertaining.

On the plus side, there are some moments of genuine tension, Kaya Scodelario is pretty solid, she can pulls off the American accent effortlessly and makes some of the weaker, predictable dialogue work for her.

Entertaining fun movie .

Horror movies are becoming so complex now, I'm not saying it's a bad thing, so it was nice to watch a simple, straightforward, entertaining movie.

I would have enjoyed it even more if it was just a bit longer.

It's really intense, scary, and overall fun.

A suspenseful and thrilling movie of the year for audience.

A slow start story with a hardship of competitive swimming.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

I mean, sure, there are a couple of rare moments of extreme survival, where we might think "he/she should be dead", but it's such a fun and entertaining time at the theater that we can let go of one or two over-the-top scenes.

If you were expecting GatorNado.. you are in luck, because every dumb monster movie cliche of the past decade is nowhere to be found here.

It was intense, claustrophobic, filthy, bloody and wet.

Sadly the very mundane truth is that the dad is in the crawl space under the house rather than in another dimension or mutated into a giant moth and so down we go to what will essentially be the setting for the rest of the film.

Stupid but entertaining mix between Lake Placid and Into the Storm.

My closing advice, do yourself a favor, save your money and wait until this is on Showtime.

It also helps that the film is consistently thrilling, putting you on the edge of your seat near the entire film.

They are very beautifully and seamlessly done and that let's you be immersed in the world that the filmmakers have created.

It was very intense!

Tense, claustrophobic, and definitely worth the watch.

Yes some of it seems unrealistic to happen but still exciting.

Intense, Scary, Solid Movie .

This movie was a entertaining under 90minute thriller!

I like the gore, blood and thrilling effect that the movie brings.

This is by far one of the most suspenseful movies I've watched in a while.

Towards the end of the film, some of the action scenes start to get repetitive.

I'm not gonna lie, this was a solid movie, I really enjoyed it.

This was the most boring movie I've seen in a long time.

A breathtaking movie!.

A very sharp exciting sequences of the characters fighting to survive.

Stuffed to the brim with predictable clichés, brain dead acting from its lead protagonist, and CGI that rivals SyFy channel quality, it's difficult to stomach.

Waste of time, and money.

For me the dialog and main formula of the movie was tedious and cheesy.

Not a complex film, but pretty entertaining.

It's fun and entertaining.

Add alligators who want nothing more than meat, it gets more thrilling and suspenseful.

Barry Pepper who was troubling familiar (I later realised I knew him from Saving Private Ryan) was generally sound as the dead-beat (and nearly beaten dead) dad, again pushing out trite lines that wouldn't have been out of place in a daytime soap opera.

Save your money.

It is a little predictable but worth the watch.

) The whole father-daughter thing is probably needed to add some plot, but it's all trite and predictable.

Very suspenseful, not cheesy, well done, zero superheros.

Will have you on the Edge of your seat!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Super boring and unentertaining.

That's the gist of the white-knuckled yet predictable and farcical, Crawl.

Which he builds the intense suspense throughout from the jump scares.

So boring.

Once the conflict begins you are on the edge of your seat with worry for the protagonists it is when they waste screen time with unnecessary dialogue that have nothing to do with the dangers at hand the movie appears campy.

The action comes from the intense hurricanes and alligators.

If you want to deliver an entertaining and captivating story, you have to write an enthralling screenplay.

It had some solid jokes, decent gore, great jump-scares and intense sequences.

Predictable, painful (to watch), and pumped full of nonsense.

But saying all this, I was admittedly glued to the movie (except for the boring pathetic father-daughter moments where you're supposed to have a little bit more "storyline" to a movie than just a few crocs eating people).

It's simply shot with a minimum cast and it still manages to put you on the edge and tell a solid story.

Everything here is cliché, everything predictable one thousand miles ahead.

It was just too predictable for me.

Crawl is an intense, exciting, and bloody for a disaster horror film that might as well be the Jaws version movie about alligators.

It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

I knew it would be an entertaining little popcorn flick, but quickly found myself on the edge of my seat, kicking my feet up (because don't you know that's how they get you) and my heart pounding.

This movie is so predictable, and the acting is the worst I've ever witnessed!

For the most part an exciting movie.

Actually entertaining .

Overall, it was a decent movie that is worth watching if you like being kept on the edge of your seat.

Definitely on the edge of your seat many of times.

Thus, Alexandre Aja has managed an effective film that successfully fulfills his objective: to keep the audience on the edge of the seat during 90 minutes.

Intense realistic disaster monsters flick, well acted too.

If you are looking for a simple, fun and entertaining thrill ride, this is for you.

Pointless supporting actors/extras who we know are gunna die are on screen for a few mins then get gobbled up.

you'll likely feel this movie is a formulaic repeat.

From tense moments to great character building, Crawl cements itself as an enjoyable horror flick that I would definitely re-watch and highly recommend.

Unexpected and entertaining .

In fact one of the few problems I had with the movie (which isn't really a problem at all when you think about it) is that because the movie is so intense throughout, it struggles to raise the stakes for the final sequence.

My ultimate suggestion: save your money and wait until this gets on a streaming service instead.

With compelling leads and a simple concept, Alexandre Aja delivers an entertaining, suspenseful, claustrophobic, and technically creative movie.

If you are looking for an entertaining movie for a hour and a half then go watch it.

How she outruns some alligators in scenes and staying underwater for long periods of time is kind of unrealistic but it made for some suspenseful scenes.

The movie is surprisingly gory, with enough thrills to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Crawl, which I honestly expected just to be a cliche-filled silly horror movie, joins this last group, and it's on par with Long Shot as the best surprise of 2019, until now.

Intense, fast paced, and just plain fun.

Anyway if you want to be one of those "it was stupid and predictable" viewers that hate everything, don't go see this.

I went to see this movie out of boredom.

I really enjoyed it .

(The budget was a mere 13.5 million) The action comes from the intense hurricanes and alligators.

The film is very fast paced.

Very intense suspense thriller!

This is the northern hemispheric summer blockbuster we've been waiting for and saves these dull months, from being completely boring.

Solid acting, some beautifully evinced special effects, and alligators that are plenty realistic enough to make me jumpy, all serve a well-written, genuinely suspenseful movie.

Overall, really enjoyable tense movie & superb scenery.

Meantime, this atmospheric, white-knuckled, nail-biting yarn will keep you just as alert, poised on the edge of your seat, as you wait for the next gator strike.

Then, it picks up the pace with more intense thrilling scenes.

If you're wanting an engaging horror natural disaster thriller, then this film falls a bit short.

Really enjoyable.

Crawl is very entertaining.

"CRAWL" is a very intense survival horror film of the summer.

Was I on the edge of my seat the whole time ?

Quite a bit of blood which I loved and lots of intense moments (mostly involving the dog).

Worth the watch.

Enjoyable with great special effects.

The daughter and dad bonding here is top notch, the action is precise and entertaining, as I said the atmosphere is fantastic, overall it's definitely good overall.

Like all stomach-churning chillers, "Crawl" knows when to spring unexpected jump scares on audiences.

Exciting, intense, and a fun thrilling ride.

I thought much of it was unpredictable which was nice for a scary movie.

The two main characters were both enjoyable to watch and I felt the chemistry between the actors.

The movie has plenty of the typical tropes but it's still entertaining.

Boring parts were right in the beginning and acknowledged the main characters ability to swim well.

This movie is so entertaining if you don't think too much about the situations or events and just try to enjoy it.

In brief pure entertainment and adrenaline!!!

As entertaining as it is to watch, it's hardly believable they're in the shape they're in when all is said and done.

There are basically only 2 characters (besides the alligators) but it still is interesting, suspenseful and you care for the characters.

fast paced I was waiting for a happy after disaster father daughter moment.

This movie is an entertaining way to spend 90 minutes.

Intense, suspenseful, action packed!!.

Most of the times it was easily predictable what was gonna happen.

We both wanted to leave mid way through.

The entire house is not only used, but the gators get access too, and it makes for some very entertaining and thrilling scenes.

Boring, formulaic, unrealistic, stupid, dumbed-down...

(SPOILERS AHEAD) While this story is predictable and too coincidental for its main characters (Haley being a fast swimmer, her father being a tools man), there are still some thrilling moments - and of course, plenty of blood and jump scares.

Going back to the roots of creature features, this movie is very entertaining and a good popcorn film to watch during the hot summer days.

The acting was good, the cast was good, the story was simple and straight forward, the pace was ok and it was exciting!

I highly recommend it.

Entertaining an enjoyable .

This movie is trash how the Gators gonna kill everyone else they come in contact with bite these ppl many times and yet they survive waste of money to see

Though critics raved for this film I disliked it very much due to its very slow pace.

Fortunately "Crawl" has a fine balance between the realistic and the stupid, all in all it was damn entertaining from start to finish.

Totally this movie is keeping the audience on the edge of the seat.

A lame backstory with the girl being a top swimmer so she can out-swim a gang of patrolling alligators and the father and daughter's pathetic sentimental conversations in between their boring as hell attempts to evade the naughty alligators.

After so many dumb, cliche, and horribly performed jump scare sequences in previous horror flicks from this year, I finally got to watch a movie where the director knows how to truly scare people, and make them jump out of their chairs.

Slow start, some questionable decisions, still somewhat thrilling and entertaining with good acting.

Very intense .

I probably will not watch this movie again, however it was entertaining because I saw it with a few friends and we laughed the entire time.

For the most part, although the premise sounds rather dull, the movie is very exciting and well-made.

It had loads of jump scares and kept you on the edge of your seat until the end.

You want to see a great movie and sit on the edge of your seat...

Their relationship is enjoyable, much more so than what I had expected.

Summation Pros: strong, connected acting (actors work well together), believable story that's easy to follow, keeps the drama at a lowCons: some cliches, bland small rolesVerdict: a pleasant surprise that'll have you gripping your seat throughout the movie

Surprisingly Intense!.

From cheesy looking performances to special effects straight out an 80's film, the only hope for Crawl was for it to have the unexpected reception of films like 47 Meters Down or The Shallows, both were surprising hits.

it's not supposed to be real, it's supposed to be entertaining.

The ending reminded me of pet sematary, a very quick and fast phased ending to a slow phased movie.

You will be on the edge of your seat.

The plot is pretty predictable.

On the edge of my seat until the very end, which came quickly because the time flew by!!!!

Man vs nature is always an exciting premise and this movie doesn't fail in that sense.

Aja knows just how to use this compact location with bricks, pipes and rat traps as unexpected weapons against the big bad.

Nonetheless, the film is enjoyable with great special effects, go watch it now!

We enjoyed it thoroughly.

It may be far fetched but hey, it's a movie and it's very entertaining.

Like all stomach-churning chillers, "Crawl" knows when to spring unexpected jump scares on audiences.

The actors all did fine, the main actress stood out above the rest and the dog also made the movie more enjoyable.


Dont waste your time or money worst hour and a bit of my life

Intense and Fun, and not too over-the-top .

This atmospheric, white-knuckled, nail-biting yarn will keep you just as paranoid, poised on the edge of your seat, while you wait for the next gator strike.

really slow start and then it got stupidly ott, the main characters should be tested on as they are clearly bionic or something, with an abnormally high pain threshold!


Laughable yet thrilling .

I'm a huge Alexandra Aja fan I have been since I was a mid teenager because of High Tension, (I don't understand how one of my sisters watched that because it disturbs me every-time) anyway Crawl is unexpected terror that creeps in perfectly!

Very Intense!.

A simple movie with no hidden agenda and no preachy undertones, it was just straight up entertaining carnage.

Entertaining .

It was entertaining to watch.

A real suspenseful, gory, creepy, claustrophobic man-eating alligator flick!

The cgi effects were great intense.

It's a great movie it's short, it's incredibly intense and I highly highly recommend it

Boring throughout the middle and then more impossible things like the only trap door had furniture on top of it, it would have been funny if it was a grand piano and Liberace was playing it so loud he couldn't hear her scream.

I awaited for this film really excited and walked out disappointed.

Waste of Money & Time .


It has a decent story, the action and intense direction with the music score.

It wastes no time telling a concise story that leads into the action/horror, which keeps you on the edge of your seat the remaining 95% of the movie.

It's all a bit repetitive and doesn't provide much in the way of constant tension or excitement.

It was a pretty entertaining flick.

Has some good scares and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The wild and unpredictable nature of the alligators really made the film so much harder to watch because you truly recognise they are helpless, in danger and alone.

I enjoyed it so much from the start to end!

Suspenseful and well made.

It also had some pretty gruesome deaths which made it entertaining.

This is where the film is at its strongest and intense with some seriously graphic scenes, one including a wrench.

Suspenseful Little Horror Flick .

It was suspenseful and intense throughout!!

Enjoyable watch .

But seriously, don't waste your time.

I enjoyed it and would probably buy it on DVD.