Rogue

Rogue

Greg McLean (2007)

95min
15 Certificate
Thursday 12:40am - 2:35am Horror Channel
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Review

Our Score
In the 1970s, Australia's Finnis River was menaced by "Sweetheart", a five-metre saltwater crocodile who made headlines after attacking a series of fishing boats. This outback horror thriller takes the facts and embellishes them into an entertaining creature feature in which a boat-load of tourists is chased and chomped by a reptilian Jaws. Letting the tension build with admirable skill, director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) follows Spielberg by keeping the monster off-screen for as long as possible while we get to know the characters (including Michael Vartan's American travel writer and Radha Mitchell's feisty tour guide). Ticking off all the requirements of a decent B-movie - including a rather ropey-looking CGI crocodile - Rogue eschews the tongue-in-cheek humour of predecessors Alligator and Lake Placid. Instead it delivers more straight-ahead scares, culminating in an anxious journey into the croc-killer's subterranean lair. It's good fun, if a little lacking in bite.

Summary

A boat captain taking a group of tourists on a trip through the Australian Outback is persuaded to travel into uncharted part of the river, where they soon become grounded. The travellers then discover they have strayed into the territory of a ferocious crocodile and face a battle for survival. Thriller, starring Radha Mitchell, Michael Vartan and Sam Worthington.

Cast & Crew

Kate Ryan Radha Mitchell
Pete McKell Michael Vartan
Neil Sam Worthington
Russell John Jarratt
Simon Stephen Curry
Elizabeth Heather Mitchell
Allen Geoff Morrell
Sherry Mia Wasikowska
Director Greg McLean
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
Drama