Piranha 3-D
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"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
"The joy of Alexandre Aja's Piranha is that he is accomplishing nothing but a bloody entertaining good time."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"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
"Aja once again proves that no one understands the aesthetic of ample arterial spray better than the foreign horror geek."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"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
"Piranha 3D ends the summer on a note of shamelessly entertaining B movie bottomfeeding."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"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
"The best example of the level of art that Piranha 3D aspires to comes when a guy gets his dick chomped off and it gracefully floats down towards you in 3D."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"...a mildly watchable B-movie effort that could have (and should have) been so much better."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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
"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."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
""Piranha 3D," although cliched, embraces its genre and is a highly-enjoyable fun B-movie."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"This action-thriller will eat you alive. Paul Chambers, CNN."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
More reviews for Piranha on Rotten Tomatoes

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