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  • Summary: Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on LakeEvery year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. (The Weinstein Company) Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 100
    Hands down and body parts floating, the most irresistibly sick movie in years is Piranha 3D, which should be retitled Piranha 3D, Double-D and C for all the topless cuties director Alexandre Aja feeds the fish and audience.
  2. Roger Corman could only dream of producing a movie this stupefyingly gory and loaded with exposed flesh, making the updated Piranha that most unlikely of remakes-an improvement.
  3. A pitch-perfect, guilty-pleasure serving of late-summer schlock that handily nails the tongue-in-cheek spirit of the Roger Corman original.
  4. The script is ridiculous, the bodies are great and the film skates so long on the line between knowingly bad and bad that by the time the body count hits 100 and the booby count hits 1000, we've lost track of the difference.
  5. Piranha 3D is more funny than disgusting, even when screen fills with half-nude swimmers, bobbing like human dumplings in a roiling vat of borscht. This isn't just sick, it's clas-sick!
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    The 32-year-old carnivorous fish franchise has lost none of its bite, serving up a fresh batch of spring-break revelers for the fearsome creatures to attack.
  7. 25
    The film's centerpiece is a massacre at a wet T-shirt contest, which the horror director Alexandre Aja has a good time staging (yes, Eli Roth, we see you with the water gun). But it feels like an imitation of B-movie beach schlock and John Waters. The visual humor lacks wit or nerve.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 80
  2. Negative: 24 out of 80
  1. Aug 26, 2010
    10
    This was a great COMEDY for fans of B-movies and all the terribleness and **** they contain. 2 thumbs up, watch while high if possible. ThisThis was a great COMEDY for fans of B-movies and all the terribleness and **** they contain. 2 thumbs up, watch while high if possible. This was my first time seeing boobies in 3-d, and that alone is worth the price of admission. Expand
  2. Aug 21, 2010
    9
    Thankfully, "Piranha 3D" headed right into the "campy" territory that I was hoping for. The film is, flat-out, a blast. It's pure exploitationThankfully, "Piranha 3D" headed right into the "campy" territory that I was hoping for. The film is, flat-out, a blast. It's pure exploitation trash, but it nails it with deadly precision. Alexandre Aja has gleefully crafted a film so horrendously grisly and stupid, that to enter the film with tongue planted in-cheek is a basic requirement. "Piranha 3D", like Sam Raimi's recent "Drag Me to Hell", are not meant to be taken seriously, and would fall under the "comedy horror" category. However, the former contains gallons upon gallons more blood, and mutilations that would make any horror geek squirm. If you can turn off your brain for a while and enjoy this B-movie filth, it's a blast. Expand
  3. Jul 20, 2013
    8
    Both bloody and joyful. Piranha 3D brings us what we actually wanted from a killer fish movie. With strong performances from the actors, thisBoth bloody and joyful. Piranha 3D brings us what we actually wanted from a killer fish movie. With strong performances from the actors, this movie is horror fans must see film. Expand
  4. Sep 1, 2010
    7
    The plot and characters are formulaic, the script could be wittier and some early underwater scenes are way too dark for the 3D to truly pop,The plot and characters are formulaic, the script could be wittier and some early underwater scenes are way too dark for the 3D to truly pop, but by mid-way it suddenly becomes a terrifically fun and gruesome movie. Fans of gore and horror should have a blast. Expand
  5. Aug 21, 2010
    6
    Its fun, gory, boob filled, scary, and just grotesque. I LOVED IT. don't go to this expecting academy noms, but just kick back, rub your eyes,Its fun, gory, boob filled, scary, and just grotesque. I LOVED IT. don't go to this expecting academy noms, but just kick back, rub your eyes, put the glasses on, and cheer to the gore. Expand
  6. May 9, 2013
    3
    This movie was trash! I know sex sells but try to earn your money when making a movie. If this was trying to be the next Jaws it failedThis movie was trash! I know sex sells but try to earn your money when making a movie. If this was trying to be the next Jaws it failed hardcore. I didn`t find it scare or funny. Watch this movie only if you have no other options. (You have been warned) Expand
  7. Aug 27, 2010
    0
    The only horror I experienced was watching kids at the box office buying tickets to Piranha 3D. This movie is a massive mish-mash mess withThe only horror I experienced was watching kids at the box office buying tickets to Piranha 3D. This movie is a massive mish-mash mess with no redeeming social value what-so-ever! Shame on you Elizabeth Shue and Eli Roth for participating! Your body of work reflects much better choices than this. You should take your salaries, buy up all the prints and destroy them! A perfect example of Hollywood deceit think; using the trailers to put a positive spin on a piece of celluloid trash! Expand

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