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Primeval

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Source: Catholic News Service

Bloody action thriller about an American television news crew (Dominic Purcell, Brooke Langton and Orlando Jones) dispatched to a civil-war ravaged African nation to report on a giant crocodile terrorizing the locals and to bring the beast back alive with the help of a seasoned hunter (Jurgen Prochnow) and an Australian reptile expert (Gideon Emery). Allegedly inspired by true events, director Michael Katleman's mostly suspense-free "Jaws" rip-off is undone by schlocky effects and a script that tries to wedge social-conscience commentary into its B-movie plot. Much gory violence, grisly images, recurring rough and crude language and some sexual humor. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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