Piranha Reviews

October 10, 2012
Even Jaws director Steven Spielberg counts himself among the film's fans.
June 4, 2012
Fans of the recent retreads should check this out to cover their grounds.
April 4, 2011
January 9, 2011
Essentially, Piranha is the best example of how to do a B-movie knockoff.
August 23, 2010
[T]hat rarest of rarities: a rip-off that surpasses its inspiration.
August 23, 2010
It's played more for laughs and digs at America's war policy than for scares.
August 17, 2010
Dante's tongue-in-cheek, teeth-in-thigh debut hasn't lost its bite; it spawns new meaning with each new eco-disaster. It plays very well as a cautionary tale about the dangers of invasive alien species... And don't those fish spread like an oil spill?
August 11, 2010
... an energetic and inventive tongue-in-cheek thriller.
August 5, 2010
If you're looking for a senseless good time that goes a long way in terms of keeping you entertained, then this Piranha package may just be everything you've been hoping to sink your teeth into.
February 1, 2010
Dante and Sayles have a great deal of fun with the fact that their story of government created killer fish is completely ridiculous.
April 9, 2007
Effective and enjoyable on all counts, with plenty of campy laughs and in-jokes.
January 10, 2006
Of all the late '70s-early '80s Jaws knockoffs, none balanced tongue-in-cheek humor with out-and-out gore as deftly as Joe Dante's Piranha.
October 10, 2005
A great piece of B moviemaking. An absolute blast that's wickedly funny while still generating nail-biting suspense.
February 15, 2004
A fast-paced and nifty little thriller with some nice black-humored touches thrown in.
August 4, 2003
With more laughs than frights, it's tough not to have at least a little fun in all of its natural badness.
November 7, 2002
August 7, 2002
January 1, 2000