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An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.

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Greg McLean

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Greg McLean
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Cast overview:
Radha Mitchell ... Kate Ryan
Michael Vartan ... Pete McKell
Sam Worthington ... Neil Kelly
Caroline Brazier ... Mary Ellen
Stephen Curry ... Simon
Celia Ireland ... Gwen
John Jarratt ... Russell
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ... Elizabeth
Geoff Morrell ... Allen
Damien Richardson ... Collin
Robert Taylor ... Everett
Mia Wasikowska ... Sherry
Barry Otto ... Merv
Shaun Longham Shaun Longham ... Barfly
Patch 'The Wonder' Dog Patch 'The Wonder' Dog ... Kevin
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A handful of tourists looking for adventure get more than they bargained for when they cross paths with a massive man-eating beast in this thriller. Pete McKell (Michael Vartan) is a writer for an American travel magazine who has been assigned to write a story about vacationing in rugged Northern Australia. Pete signs up for a cruise along a river that's home to a large crocodile population, with tough but pretty Kate Ryan (Radha Mitchell) serving as guide. Pete soon finds he's roughing it in the Aussie wilds with an eclectic variety of travelers, including Russell (John Jarratt), who is dealing with the death of his wife; Simon (Stephen Curry), a tactless amateur photographer; and Allen (Geoff Morrell), a member of the British upper crust making the trip with his ailing spouse (Heather Mitchell) and their rambunctious daughter (Mia Wasikowska). While Kate's former husband, who also works on the river, makes a pest of himself in the early stages of the voyage, the travelers soon find ...

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Rated R for language and some creature violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2007 (Australia) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 26,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 667,194 (Australia), 11 November 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,711, 27 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,452, 1 May 2008
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1.85 : 1
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Superb animal attack horror, on a par with "Jaws" and "The Host".
28 December 2009 | by The_Dead_SeeSee all my reviews

It took me two full years to get around to seeing Rogue. Its been on my watch-list since its release, mostly because it was directed by Greg Mclean who did such an excellent job with "Wolf Creek", but I figured it would just be a step or two up from a good SyFy channel creature feature... maybe on a par with Lake Placid or its ilk, so I took my sweet time getting to it.

Wow was I surprised!

Just like Wolf Creek, Rogue builds slowly and steadily, introducing us to a group of sympathetic, yet humanly flawed characters. This is a great change of scenery from the usual Hollywood "model" stereotypes that usually fill such films. There's not a teenage jock or beach babe in sight. Likewise, the film takes its time to really set the location down in stone, with lingering shots on the wildlife and scenery that make you really feel like you're in the location with the characters.

When the action starts, it moves quickly but believably. Remember in "Deep Blue Sea" when the entire plot pivoted on the fact that a helicopter winch unexpectedly shorted out? Well, there are no such illogical coincidences or convenient plot accidents here. Everything the characters do, and everything the animal does, is explained logically and realistically. This makes the whole scenario frighteningly believable because very rarely does any character do something that makes you say "Oh C'mon!". Another refreshing change from the Hollywood norm.

The plot itself is pretty basic - our protagonists are stranded on a tiny island in a tidal river. They have a few hours before the tide engulfs the ground beneath their feet. Their boat is wrecked. It would be a case of simply swimming to the embankment and walking home if it weren't for the fact that a territorial 25-foot Crocodile has them pinned to the landmass. It could be the setup for a terrible, poorly done, B-movie, but Mclean takes his time and paces it so well as to make the whole thing seem very real and very dangerous. It's not entirely predictable either... if you could accurately guess at the opening of this film which characters live and which die I would be impressed. I've seen the large majority of animal attack offerings and this is one of the first that kept me guessing.

I'm truly amazed that Rogue doesn't get more conversation and critical acclaim. I'd say as far as animal attack horror movies go, this one should take a place on the winners podium right up there alongside "The Host" and "Jaws". It's a fantastic movie and it deserves the recognition.


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