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Piranha 3-D

An earthquake tremor does more than just shake up the bottom of Lake Victoria. It also releases a pack of prehistoric piranha intent on making up for their long famine. The local authorities (played by Elisabeth Shue and Ving Rhames) become aware of the hungry man-eaters about the same time as crowds of scantily-clad partiers hit the beaches to celebrate Spring Break. Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 89
Theater Release: 20 Aug 2010
Video Release: 11 Jan 2011
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Piranha 3-D Rated R?

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent portrayals of graphic violence.

- Frequent disturbing scenes.

- Frequent, detailed, gory and grotesque images.

- Pervasive, brutal animal violence (blood, gore and detailed wounds depicted).

- Frequent portrayals of mutilated corpses (gruesome detail shown).

- Several scenes of explicit violence depicting dismemberment, disembowelment and decapitation.

Sexual Content:

- Several scenes of nudity (depicting breasts, buttocks and genitalia) in non-sexual contexts.

- Limited instances of nudity in a sexual situation.

- Infrequent portrayals of crude sexual performances.

- Fondling.

- Embracing and kissing

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Crude content


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang and cursing.

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Portrayal of drug use for recreational purposes.

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