Piranha 3D Reviews

  • It's hard to imagine how scenes of mass dismemberment set during a wet T-shirt contest could be staged any better.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • 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.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • A movie this adolescently dirty-minded could hardly pass up a chance to go to Lake Titicaca.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • 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?

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • This moderately entertaining popcorn thriller recaptures the B-movie spirit of such vintage schlockmeisters as Samuel Z. Arkoff and Roger Corman.

    Joshua Katzman — Chicago Reader

  • An awe-inspiring, stomach-churning journey into blood, gore, and boobs directed by one of France's most talented horror auteurs, Alexandre Aja.

    Tirdad Derakhshani — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • 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.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • Piranha 3D goes for the jugular. And generally misses, but generally in an amusing way.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • Aja's ability to spoof an easy target gives 'Piranha 3-D' its primary thrill factor. All those scenes of wriggling naked bodies torn to shreds have obvious cathartic potential.

    Eric Kohn — indieWIRE

  • 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!

    Liam Lacey — Globe and Mail

  • For most of Piranha 3D, Aja skates along the line separating satire/camp from horror without straying into the realm of outright parody.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • A bloody entertaining blast of a flesh-eating fish-out-of-water story.

    Michael Rechtshaffen — Hollywood Reporter

  • 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.

    Christy Lemire — Associated Press

  • Piranha 3D ends the summer on a note of shamelessly entertaining B movie bottomfeeding.

    Peter Travers — Rolling Stone

  • [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.

    Betsy Sharkey — Los Angeles Times

  • Unapologetically gleeful about doling out the cinematic junk food that you're looking for when you sit down to devour something called, well, Piranha.

    Scott Weinberg

  • The joy of Alexandre Aja's Piranha is that he is accomplishing nothing but a bloody entertaining good time.

    Kevin Carr — 7M Pictures

  • Filled with recognisable faces, packed with excessive blood and gore and jokes as corny as they are hilarious, Piranha 3D is, if nothing else, the most honest and unpretentious piece of filmmaking of 2010.

    Glenn Dunks — Trespass

  • "Piranha 3D," although cliched, embraces its genre and is a highly-enjoyable fun B-movie.

    John Hanlon — Big Hollywood

  • 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.

    Jeff Beck — Examiner.com

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