Crawl movie poster

Just in time for hurricane season, a reminder that’s it’s not just the water you have to worry about, it’s what’s in the water, too. In this case, a giant gator. All you need to know about the dynamic between the squally father (Barry Pepper) and daughter (Kaya Scodelario) is spelled out in an opening flashback to a childhood swim meet: overbearing sports dad stresses the importance of winning when all his trembly offspring can muster is a second-place trophy. (Scodelario’s combined athleticism and habitually icy glower make her a perfect casting choice.) What’s the payoff when daddy’s little “apex predator” becomes the dark horse favorite in a waist-deep battle to save his life in a basement arena stocked with alligators? A pronounced improvement over director Alexandre Aja’s previous water-logged jump-inducer, Piranha 3D. Aja nimbly limits most of the action to the flooded cellar, save for a spectacular-to-behold display of carnage that plays out in the filling station convenient store conveniently located across the street. Though not a patch on Lewis Teague’s charming Alligator, a steady dose of more action-thrillers like this may help send comic-book carcinoma into remission. 2019.

Scott Marks

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AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions

Sunday, July 21

6:45pm

Monday, July 22

11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

Tuesday, July 23

11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

Wednesday, July 24

11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, July 21

5:10pm, 7:30pm, 10:20pm

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11:20am, 2:15pm, 5:10pm, 7:30pm, 10:20pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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10:10am, 3:00pm, 5:15pm, 7:35pm, 9:50pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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6:30pm, 9:00pm

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11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

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AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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8:00pm

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11:00am, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 8:00pm

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11:00am, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 8:00pm

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AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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6:30pm, 9:00pm

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13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

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AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

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ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

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Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

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Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

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6:05pm, 8:25pm, 10:45pm

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Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

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Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

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5:10pm, 7:35pm, 9:45pm

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Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

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1:15pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

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2:40pm, 5:20pm, 8:10pm, 10:40pm

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2:40pm, 5:20pm, 8:10pm, 10:40pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

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5:10pm, 7:50pm, 10:20pm

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

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Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

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Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

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7:15pm, 9:30pm

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Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

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5:40pm, 8:10pm, 10:50pm

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12:30pm, 3:05pm, 5:40pm, 8:10pm, 10:50pm

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12:30pm, 3:05pm, 5:40pm, 8:10pm, 10:50pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Sunday, July 21

5:45pm, 8:15pm, 10:35pm

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10:20am, 12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm, 10:35pm

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