Piranha 3-D - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Piranha 3-D Reviews

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 1, 2010
Its only saving grace, if the film can really be said to have one, is that the filmmakers were fully aware that they weren't making anything that could be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
August 31, 2010
For most of Piranha 3D, Aja skates along the line separating satire/camp from horror without straying into the realm of outright parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
August 27, 2010
Many new 3D films aren't designed for the medium, but Piranha 3D is ideal: an exploitation movie with lashings of blood, bouncing bare breasts, and masticated body parts being thrown around, all fake as hell and often funny.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 27, 2010
Crasser than even a movie with Eli Roth as the host of a wet T-shirt contest needs to be, yet there's no denying that director Alexandre Aja stages the flesh-eating, comin'-at-ya chaos with bloodthirsty glee.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 26, 2010
Let's get this over with: 'Piranha 3D' is softcore exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 26, 2010
Too unbelievably crass to live, and wonderful because of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 26, 2010
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
August 26, 2010
Gratuitous in every sense of the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
August 26, 2010
This moderately entertaining popcorn thriller recaptures the B-movie spirit of such vintage schlockmeisters as Samuel Z. Arkoff and Roger Corman.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 26, 2010
Piranha 3D ends the summer on a note of shamelessly entertaining B movie bottomfeeding.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephanie Zacharek
August 26, 2010
There's a degree of gruff integrity at work for at least two-thirds of Alexandre Aja's grindhouse piranhapalooza Piranha 3D.
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
August 26, 2010
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.
Matthew Pejkovic
FILMINK (Australia)
August 26, 2010
While most horror movies attempt to draw sympathy for its victims, Piranha revels in sadistic glee as thousands of teens are torn apart with unparalleled ferocity, turning crystal waters blood red for the adulation of the audience.
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 26, 2010
An awe-inspiring, stomach-churning journey into blood, gore, and boobs directed by one of France's most talented horror auteurs, Alexandre Aja.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
August 26, 2010
While stretches of the movie are terrible, there's enough gory goodness to put it over the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
Don Groves
August 26, 2010
Occasionally a reviewer has no choice but to dismount from his high horse, set aside minor considerations such as intelligence and good taste, and evaluate a film strictly on the basis of whether or not it delivers to its targeted audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
August 26, 2010
Not for the squeamish or faint-hearted, it's sicko scary, spewing gallons-upon-gallons of R-rated graphic bloody gore. Not surprisingly, a succulent sequel is in the works.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark R. Leeper
August 26, 2010
Insultingly the filmmakers thought that modern audiences want lots of nudity and lots of gore, but would not appreciate decent writing or interesting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
August 26, 2010
There comes a point where you can't decide whether you're bored or nauseous, or a little bit of both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
August 26, 2010
Pretty limbs are torn rudely off, a girl being carried out of the water splits in two, and Lake Victoria turns blood red with the carnage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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