Piranha 3D

Piranha 3D

Piranha 3D

B-grade horror set in sleepy Lake Victoria, Arizona. Every year, the population explodes to 50,000 for Spring Break – a riot of drunken fun in the sun for college students. This year, things turn sour. The lake sits on a crater formed by an ancient volcanic eruption, and when earth tremors causes the lake floor to crack open, scores of prehistoric piranhas set forth from the deep. Millions of these razor-toothed flesh eaters, with a primeval impulse to kill, wreck havoc upon the party-goers. A local sheriff (Elisabeth Shue, Leaving Las Vegas) gets herself a group of helpers and risks everything to destroy the aquatic carnivores.

In 3D and from the director of The Hills Have Eyes. Also stars Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Richard Dreyfuss (in a nod to Jaws).

201090 minsUSA
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Piranha 3D / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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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Total Film

Total Film

“There are thousands of them – and they’re pissed!” gasps biologist Adam Scott in Aja’s entertaining rehash of the old Corman classic. As fish food goes, however, it’s not especially filling.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The entertainment formula behind this short and nasty movie - devised according to someone's idea of what teenage boys with the guile, the facial hair or the "guardian" to gain admission to an R-rated movie are likely to enjoy - is sloppy and simple.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Piranha 3D is trying 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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A pitch-perfect, guilty-pleasure serving of late-summer schlock that handily nails the tongue-in-cheek spirit of the Roger Corman original.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Remember the film you hoped Snakes On A Plane would be – this is it! By any sane cinematic standards, meretricious trash … but thrown at you with such good-humoured glee that it’s hard to resist. It’s a bumper-sticker of a movie: honk if you love tits and gore! Honk honk honk.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Piranha embraces the extra-dimension, with French director Alexandre Aja hurling drinks, hoses, spew, outboard motors and eyeballs at the audience.

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