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Piranha 3-D Reviews

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September 10, 2017
Horribly gory, yet horribly thrilling and an interesting addition to the horror genre. I could do without the whole "pornographic" side of the film, but still okay.
September 8, 2017
same same but with boobies
August 29, 2017
Gets one extra star because of Ving Rhames. Always badass!
August 19, 2017
Doesn't really touch the original, but it is balls-out crazy and fun in a much more comedic way.
½ July 27, 2017
Exactly weekend it is supposed to be and it does not disappoint in any way.
June 26, 2017
Gleefully unapolagetic B-Monster-Movie throwback loaded with blood, guts and gratuitous nudity. The premise is simplistic like most movies of this sort tend to be but its great cast, pacing and excellent mixture of tongue-in cheek humor and legitimate thrills turn what could have been a run-of-the-mill creature feature into one hell of a fun ride. It's cheesy but never to the point of parody and while it threatens to go over the top, it sits at a comfortable medium of ridiculousness.
½ April 20, 2017
If the B in B-movie stands for blood and boobs then Piranha 3D defiantly will satisfy but for those audience member who want more than that will be disappointed.
March 6, 2017
A fun, if unashamedly self-aware B movie that aims squarely at its target audience and hits the bull's-eye.

It does feel longer than its 88 minutes though and the quality of the 3D varies a lot and is mostly an irrelevance.

The right audience will have a blast with this and although I'm not really that audience, I admit it does manage to hold your attention and has a very "Jaws 3D" feel about it.
½ March 4, 2017
Saying "Piranha 3D" is over the top would be an understatement. Fortunately, it is a good time for how low-brow it truly is.
½ February 25, 2017
The only reason I watched this is because Elisabeth Shue is in it. Her star has apparently fallen. This is B-movie stuff - not bad quality when gauged against other B-movies, but overall it's not worth your time. Bad CGI, really awful blood effects, gore that doesn't always look right. Some better known actors should have known better than to appear in this.
February 12, 2017
This is a remake of a movie of the same name from 1978. I didn't see that version. Apparently they were capitalizing on the "Jaws" phenomenon which came out around the same time, dangerous underwater creatures terrorizing humans, nature biting back you might say. Prehistoric piranhas released during an earthquake from an underwater cave to terrorize people during Spring break. But like the sequels of Jaws this movie wasn't as good as Jaws. Richard Dreyfuss makes a brief guest appearance in this film. Suffice to say it was awful. Even the scenes of scantily clad girls in bikinis didn't make this movie enjoyable to watch. I didn't see this in a theatre so I wasn't able to experience the 3D effects but just as well it wasn't the kind of movie I'd go to see in a theatre.
½ January 18, 2017
Stupid and illogical, weak script and to much predictable to be a great horror movie. The great cast cast and the funny scenes can't help this total disaster.
½ January 16, 2017
Very enjoyable remake. Everything you could ask for in a horror film.
½ January 2, 2017
It's good movie to watch
½ December 22, 2016
horror splatter with many scenes rated R and excellent copy in the original calling it a great remake
½ November 20, 2016
Believe it or not, it's actually a good movie, of course if you can ignore the special effects, who are far beyond terrible. It's an extremely goofy and campy remake of the 1978 Roger Corman movie. If you can ignore it's few flaws, you may just get a few kicks out of this pic, with all the bloodshed and sexy nudity you want. Ving Rhames is in this film, which I liked and even the good old Eli Roth makes an appearance, which I just loved. Recommended !!
½ September 28, 2016
There's something endearing about watching respectable actors keep straight faces on in the scope of a batshit monster movie. In no way would an average person have to deal with murderous (and giant) sharks, crocodiles, anacondas, or spiders, but we've seen everyone, from Samuel L. Jackson to Richard Dreyfuss, wrestle with such conflicts with the same level of seriousness as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovering the Watergate Scandal. Such is ridiculous but delightful, and the genre, for all its raging familiarities and its sometimes pertinent issues in deciding tone, has a hard time going stale because of this actor centric phenomenon.
2010's "Piranha 3D" is no different, but I'm pressed to call it as much fun as "Deep Blue Sea" or its 1978 counterpart because it more prominently resembles a violent sexploitation film than a cheekily humorous creature feature. Moments shine in their trope welcoming panache, from a climax that features the classic Get Out of the Water line (which, of course, only means that all innocent parties cringingly make their way into the water with prompt disobedience) to the never tiring cliché of skinny dipping beauties taking a swim at precisely the worst moment in time. But the film's perhaps too generous with its flashes of pink and its focusing on mind-numbingly misguided persons, and so it feels like a spoof that also doesn't appear to much be in on the joke.
"Piranha 3D," as expected, revolves around a small town's hellacious spring break following the flukey release of prehistoric piranhas into its tourist attracting waters. The solving of the issue is up to the admirably patient Sheriff Julie Forester (Elisabeth Shue) and a band of desperate law enforcement agents, with our emotions conversely being manipulated by the fact that her children (Steven R. McQueen, Brooklyn Proulx, Sage Ryan) rebel against her and accidentally find themselves being terrorized by the man-eating gaggle of fishes.
Whether calling the film a race against time is up to the viewer, but because trying to off thousands of toothy beasts is next to impossible when quick reproduction is a thing, it's more fitting to call "Piranha 3D" a battle that will never really be won. But the thrills are mostly efficient and the performances are decent - take its barely better than SyFy channel special effects or its stabs at parody seriously and you'll get nowhere.
My problem with "Piranha 3D," though, doesn't much have to do with any of the aforementioned characteristics - my problem is that I find it too troublingly sleazy to be fun. It spreads its grease too thickly - the pornography subplot is fun for two minutes before it starts to become monotonous - and as a result its tension is botched because we get to know its chintzy side protagonists better than we do the far more interesting Shue and Adam Scott led grouping of real-life superheroes.
So I'd call it all uneven, but its moments of joyous bloodlines are still acutely effectual. It gets the job done, sure - I'm just not so positive than the final result is as in on the joke as I'd like it to be. At least the final shot is killer and at least the defining climactic bloodbath is beautifully insane. Both count, much as I'd like to write "Piranha 3D" completely off.
½ September 12, 2016
What a nasty movie its horreble not for 16 + ages
I think its 18+
August 31, 2016
I've got mixed feelings on thiss one. On one hand it's great B-movie with a lot of great actors and cameos. One the other hand it's still shitty filmmaking, horrible CGI and amazingly terrible extras.
July 27, 2016
Not one of the worst remakes but it is particularly bland and unsatisfying.
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