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Piranha 3-D Reviews

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 29, 2011
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!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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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
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
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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
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
August 25, 2010
That most unlikely of remakes -- an improvement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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
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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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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-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 21, 2010
It's hard to imagine how scenes of mass dismemberment set during a wet T-shirt contest could be staged any better.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
August 20, 2010
These bros and bimbos are jerk tartare. Go, fish, go!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
August 19, 2010
A bloody entertaining blast of a flesh-eating fish-out-of-water story.
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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
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
August 19, 2010
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.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
August 19, 2010
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.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
August 19, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5