Rogue – Australia, 2007 – reviews

- Rogue - Greg Mclean - 2007 - Poster007

‘How fast can you swim?’

Rogue is a 2007 Australian action horror feature film written directed and produced by Greg McLean (The Darkness; Wolf Creek). The movie stars Radha Mitchell, Michael Vartan and Sam Worthington (Fractured).

The plot is about a group of tourists in Australia who fall prey to a giant, man-eating crocodile.

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The film was inspired by the true story of Sweetheart, a giant Australian crocodile that attacked boats in the late 1970s, although in real life, Sweetheart was never responsible for a fatal attack.

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Reviews:

” …Rogue is a delight. A film predicated on ideas of suspense and pace rather than blasting violence and idiocy, Rogue is a satisfying, skilled entry in the water-based terror genre.” Brian Orndorf

Rogue is a snap-crackling creature feature imbued with anticipation and tension that ably delivers scares and bloody crunches on a magnificent, dramatic Australian backdrop. The setting is remote and the characters are all out of their comfort zone. Engaging and involving at each plot point, McLean brings together all the elements with assurance and panache, delivering a cracker of a genre film with wide appeal.” Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile

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Rogue plays fine on the small screen, but I would have loved to have gotten the opportunity to see it in a darkened theater. As it is, it’s an eye opening, frequently scary trip into the unknown territory of the Australian boonies that no fan of the killer animal subgenre should pass up.” Brian Bankston, Cool Ass Cinema

” …believe it folks, Rogue rocks. It’s a tense, scary, thrilling, unpredictable horror film and just about the most entertaining killer beastie flick I’ve seen this side of Tremors.” David Johnson, DVD Verdict

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Cast and characters:

  • 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 … Elizabeth
  • Geoff Morrell … Allen
  • Damien Richardson … Collin
  • Robert Taylor … Everett
  • Mia Wasikowska … Sherry
  • Barry Otto … Merv
  • Shaun Longham … Barfly
  • Patch ‘The Wonder’ Dog … Kevin

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