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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.
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?
Piranha 3-D is rated R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Portrayal of drug use for recreational purposes.
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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.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A
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Details on home video releases of Piranha 3-D...
Piranha 3-D releases to DVD and Blu-ray on January 11, 2011.