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Piranha 3DD Reviews

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2012
Tacky and intermittently entertaining is all"Piranha 3DD"sets out to be, and that is all this playfully graphic horror-comedy sequel accomplishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Anderson
Entertainment Weekly
June 2, 2012
The first half of the film merely treads water in anticipation for the eventual bloodbath, and once the teeth start gnawing, it's just one laborious machination after another to get to the end of the movie, which stops without much of a resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
June 2, 2012
With most of the running time devoted to setting up and over-explaining the premise, mayhem gets short shrift.
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
June 1, 2012
Gulager ... mostly seems to be trying to see how much he can degrade the old Jaws formula and still have it interpreted as parody rather than apathy.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
June 1, 2012
The director, John Gulager, has no idea how to mix his ingredients to create a savvy self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
June 1, 2012
It's not outrageous enough to warrant a you-gotta-see-this-to-believe-it screening, and the gore is nothing that gore fans haven't seen a hundred times before.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
June 1, 2012
The outrageousness feels calculated and even desperate, with a final ten minutes packed with beheadings in the hopes that audiences will forget how lackluster the previous 73 minutes were.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
June 1, 2012
The labored spirit of dirty-old-man humor ... prevails.
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
June 1, 2012
Like so much adolescent, made-for-guys comedy-horror, Piranha 3DD is so weirdly uptight about women you figure exhibitors should hand out teen health guides as well as 3-D glasses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
May 31, 2012
As one character notes, "there's something in the water" all right, and apparently it's making movies (and audiences) progressively more stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
May 15, 2012
Even the gore is sporadic, poorly staged and unimaginative: as a result, this is neither fish nor foul.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
May 14, 2012
Ups the self-parody so much that it's practically a Wayans Brothers spoof, albeit with fewer jokes.