Piranha 3D Reviews
Posted 08.20.10 by reelz
With gratitous violence and nudity, Piranha 3D earned a "hard R" rating. Is there enough comedy and camp to make it worth watching if you're over the age of 12?
"...a pitch-perfect, guilty-pleasure serving of late-summer schlock that handily nails the tongue-in-cheek spirit of the Roger Corman original."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"...a low-tech drive-in throwback, complete with corny jokes, unnecessary gore, stunt casting and plenty of skin."
— Peter Paras, E!
"Irredeemable, and yet, the movie ... is too funny and the filmmaking too self-aware to be truly offensive."
— Chuck Wilson, LA Weekly
"Before long, one begins to suspect these piranha were engineered to gnaw through bikini tops, with the bloodshed serving as an excuse for a boob show."
— Peter Debruge, Variety
"Though there are many laughs, Piranha 3D never reaches the smart observational satire of, say, Scream, and it goes seriously overboard on the gore."
— Betsy Sharkey, Chicago Tribune