Piranha

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Released 1978

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Director:
Joe Dante
Released:
1978
Rating:
R
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Metacritic Score

  • 88

    Slant Magazine

    Dante makes films that Spielberg's id might make, movies that double down on pop cultural know-how and riotous thrills without pausing for anything so unentertaining as an earnest ...

  • 80

    Empire Kim Newman

    Like all the best exploitation flicks, Piranha is driven by a ruthless desire to entertain and, in this non-pretentious ambition, it succeeds magnificently.

  • 60

    IGN

    Whether Piranha was made as an intentionally cheesy spoof of Jaws or a cynical bargain-basement imitation, the fact remains that it's just bad enough to qualify as good. As long as...

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