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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 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
Score distribution:
  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. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzman
    60
    Moderately entertaining popcorn thriller.
  5. 50
    Gratuitous in every sense of the word, this second remake of 1978's Joe Dante-directed/Roger Corman-produced "Jaws" knockoff is ridiculous summertime drive-in fun.
  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: 47 out of 77
  2. Negative: 23 out of 77
  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. 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 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. Mar 19, 2013
    8
    Its what the people want. Refreshing and Good. Takes you on a joyride. Sadly the 3D was a waste. But was still a blast. When you watch you may may think death funny? but it really was. Funny and Good. Expand
  4. Jan 7, 2013
    6
    there is art to be found in sex and violence. great movies have utilised those primal instincts of men to great effect. piranha is not one such movie. oh, the sex is there, and, to a lesser extend, violence, but this movie throws in one other factor in the mix that i don't like: gore. this movie is big on gallons of blood and chopped off penisses, and i don't like that, because it's too easy. it's just blood and guts, it requires no talent in filmmaking at all. i'm not entertained by oceans colored red with blood, but if you are, than this is just the movie for you. Expand
  5. Oct 10, 2011
    5
    "Piranha 3-D" is your average bloody-gore fest boobs-n-blood movie that only those who enjoy it will greatly appreciate.
  6. Jun 24, 2012
    3
    This movie is NOT WORTH IT... You only live once, don't waste your precious time... I get nothing from this, is purely wasting my time... I crack my blu ray disc and split it in two and then throw it away... 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 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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