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!
| Original Score: 2/4
For most of Piranha 3D, Aja skates along the line separating satire/camp from horror without straying into the realm of outright parody.
| Original Score: 3/4
If you're looking for signs of intelligent life -- well, did you really expect to find them in a remake of a Seventies B-movie anyway?
| Original Score: 2/5
This moderately entertaining popcorn thriller recaptures the B-movie spirit of such vintage schlockmeisters as Samuel Z. Arkoff and Roger Corman.
Piranha 3D ends the summer on a note of shamelessly entertaining B movie bottomfeeding.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Horny horror-movie revelers tend to deserve what's coming to them, a sentiment French-born director Alexandre Aja embraces with maniacal glee in a third-act massacre that's downright ruthless.
An awe-inspiring, stomach-churning journey into blood, gore, and boobs directed by one of France's most talented horror auteurs, Alexandre Aja.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
That most unlikely of remakes -- an improvement.
| Original Score: 4/5
What is disturbing is the talent and distinction of much of the cast, whose mere presence seems to signify an element of smart, self-conscious fun that the movie does not really supply.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
A movie this adolescently dirty-minded could hardly pass up a chance to go to Lake Titicaca.
| Original Score: 1/4
It's hard to imagine how scenes of mass dismemberment set during a wet T-shirt contest could be staged any better.
| Original Score: B-
Piranha 3D goes for the jugular. And generally misses, but generally in an amusing way.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A bloody entertaining blast of a flesh-eating fish-out-of-water story.
[Tries] so hard for the laughs and the allusions amid all the gore, and endless bloodbath of bare naked ladies, that it completely forgets to frighten anyone.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Mere words cannot describe how awesomely gnarly Piranha 3D is, how hugely entertaining, and how urgently you must get yourself to the theatre to see it. Like, now.
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.
Aja serves up the tongue-in-cheek thrills, CGI-enhanced gore and gratuitous nudity with such unabashed relish that this may prove to be the summer's break-out horror hit.
| Original Score: 3/5