Primal

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

When Frank Walsh (Nicolas Cage), a hunter and collector of rare and exotic animals, bags a priceless white jaguar for a zoo, he figures it'll be smooth sailing to a big payday. But the ship bearing Frank's precious cargo has two predators caged in its hold: the cat, and a political assassin being extradited to the U.S. After the assassin breaks free and then frees the jaguar Frank feverishly stalks the ship's cramped corridors in hot pursuit of his prey, right up until the thrilling, unpredictable climax.

Cast

  • Nicolas Cage
  • Famke Janssen
  • Kevin Durand
  • LaMonica Garrett
  • Michael Imperioli
  • Tommy Walker
  • Rey Hernandez
  • John Lewis
  • Braulio Castillo hijo
  • Drake Shannon

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Postponed because of Puerto Rico hurricane.
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Goofs

  • Jaguars have incredibly acute sense of smell. It is very unlikely that an experienced hunter like Frank Walsh would smoke a cigar while waiting in a blind for one to appear.
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Quotes

    • Frank Walsh: Take it easy with my cat!
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Metacritic

50
Nov 7, 2019

At times, watching Nic Cage over emote every single line and bad guys get iced by killer monkeys is as sublime as it sounds.

Vince Mancini
Uproxx
75
Nov 7, 2019

Recent complaints about action flicks with no action can be ameliorated by Primal, a white-knuckle thriller with a thrill a minute. Nicolas Cage delivers his best performance in years.

Rex Reed
Observer
60
Nov 6, 2019

No film involving Nicholas Cage and a blowgun with curare-tipped darts can be all bad, and Primal gives us at least a little of everything we'd want in this kind of yarn.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter