Piranha 3-D Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 23, 2012
I understand what the filmmakers were trying to do and they almost pulled it off, but there's no sense in making the audience slog through a dreary 40+ minutes before the fun actually begins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
August 20, 2010
Too much Jersey Shore, not enough piranhas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 20, 2010
Piranha 3D goes for the jugular. And generally misses, but generally in an amusing way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Nick Setchfield
SFX Magazine
August 24, 2010
Relying on gross-out and shock in place of smarts or suspense, it's a film that reeks of talented people deliberately miring themselves in low-rent schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2010
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
August 25, 2010
Just because a film knows its trash, doesn't mean it should be forgiven of being so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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
Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant
August 22, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 19, 2010
Keep a protective hand poised above the 3D specs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 31, 2010
Fails in being an entertaining satire and a competent horror film...
Anthony Quinn
Independent
August 20, 2010
It's silly but not unwatchable, and has the nous not to take itself too seriously...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 22, 2010
A movie this adolescently dirty-minded could hardly pass up a chance to go to Lake Titicaca.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 23, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
August 20, 2010
The suspense is as skimpy as the swimwear...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wilson Morales
AOL Black Voices
August 20, 2010
Though it's campy and gory, but for all its hype, it's best to save your money rather than spring the dough for special effects that aren't that spectacular -- or even eye-popping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
August 21, 2010
[Proves] yet again that there's no concept so foolproof filmmakers can't screw it up.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
August 20, 2010
The definitive film for this latest 3-D era: It exploits sex and gore the same way studios are exploiting moviegoers with 3-D ticket prices.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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