Piranha 3-D parents guide

Piranha 3-D

Release date August 20, 2010

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.

Why is Piranha 3-D rated R? The MPAA rated Piranha 3-D R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.

Piranha 3-D
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Piranha 3-D rated R? Piranha 3-D is rated R by the MPAA for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.

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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Piranha 3-D
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory Scenes, Brutal Violence, Nudity.
Manitoba 18A Violence, Gory Scenes, Nudity.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 16+ Horror, Eroticism
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A

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Cast and Crew

Piranha 3-D is directed by Alexandre Aja and stars Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Szorh, Steven R. McQueen, Ving Rhames, Adam Scott, Christopher Lloyd,.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Piranha 3-D movie is January 11, 2011. Here are some details…

Piranha 3-D releases to DVD and Blu-ray on January 11, 2011.

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Piranha 3-D, bears many similarities to the 1975 classic Jaws, including its musical score, under water threat and actor Richard Dreyfuss. A younger Elisabeth Shue can be seen in the 1984 version of The Karate Kid.