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After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.8/10 (37,442 voted)

Critic's Score: 53/100

Alexandre Aja

Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss

Lake Victoria's annual Spring party by 50,000 young revelers is about to turn into a feeding frenzy with prehistoric hunger-pains. With knee-trembler's above the waves and tremors below, released from their dormant sleep, thousands upon thousands of flesh-eating nippers are released into the lake with whetted appetites and razor-sharp teeth. With a motley crew of strangers thrown together to defend these shores, it is now up to them to prevent the largest eat-out in human, and piranha, history.

Writers: Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg


Richard Dreyfuss

Matt Boyd

Ving Rhames

Deputy Fallon

Elisabeth Shue

Julie Forester

Christopher Lloyd

Mr. Goodman

Eli Roth

Wet T-Shirt Host

Jerry O'Connell

Derrick Jones

Steven R. McQueen

Jake Forester

Jessica Szohr


Kelly Brook


Riley Steele


Adam Scott


Ricardo Chavira


Dina Meyer


Paul Scheer


Brooklynn Proulx

Laura Forester

Don't Scream…Just Swim!


Official Website:
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Release Date: 20 August 2010

Filming Locations: Lake Havasu, Arizona, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $24,000,000


Opening Weekend: $10,106,872
(22 August 2010)
(2470 Screens)

Gross: $83,188,165
(14 June 2011)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Kelly Brook and Riley Steele spent two weeks training for their nude synchronized underwater swimming set piece.


Factual errors:
The 'sinking' boat which needed to be rescued was in fact in the middle of rocks and on rocks and not sinking at all. Once it partially sunk, it stayed there, and the occupants could have just survived as it was.


[first lines]

Matt Boyd:
Oh boy, that's a fast fish.

User Review

The Best movie about Killer Piranhas ever made.

Rating: 7/10

I thought this movie was going to be just AWFUL. However I was
mistaken, it was actually pretty good. The acting, as I would've
expected was mediocre, but no one in the cast was destined to shine in
this film. I also had a good time watching the film, I was really happy
how the Piranhas looked. Don't go in expecting a masterpiece like
Citizen Kane or Schindler's List, cause you'll definitely be
disappointed, but with a movie title like this, who would? Just go in
expecting some laughter and have some fun with it. Also there's a lot
of nudity and gore, so I don't advice parents to take your kids in
theater to watch this film. Piranha 3-D lived up to its title,
featuring Killer Piranhas with 3-D. It isn't in any way perfect, but
then again, it doesn't need to be.