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      Piranhas

      Released Aug 2, 2019 1h 51m Crime Drama List
      58% Tomatometer 36 Reviews 60% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Six 15-year-old boys deal drugs and use assault rifles to rule their neighborhood in Naples, interested only in making money, wearing designer clothes and surviving in a world where they believe they have no future. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Piranhas fails to be anything more than another run-of-the-mill gangster drama.

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      Danny Leigh Financial Times Something sadder ticks away in the movie... the primal truth of spiralling violence, the timeless love of boys for guns. Rated: 3/5 Jul 15, 2020 Full Review Zaki Hasan San Francisco Chronicle Stylistic utility isn't enough to mask the essential emptiness at the heart of the story. When you strip away the novelty of it all, we're left with little more than a kids' meal version of Scarface. Rated: 1/4 Aug 22, 2019 Full Review Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle It's visually interesting, but stylistic utility isn't enough to mask the essential emptiness at the heart of the story... Rated: 1/4 Aug 20, 2019 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia The good intentions are not enough to reverse a somewhat conventional crime drama about adolescence and the mafia. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Aug 27, 2021 Full Review Agustín Acevedo Kanopa La Diaria Piranhas attends a moral pixelation in which, beneath Nicola's charisma and community spirit, many times we find nothing, simply a glitch, a hole filled with hunger. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Jan 9, 2021 Full Review Carlos Bonfil La Jornada [An] effective thriller. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 18, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      isla s This is a film about Italian street gang run by young teenagers on motorbikes (Vespa type bikes). I felt a little uncomfortable with the perhaps somewhat glamorous depiction of things at one stage, with the youngsters becoming used to firing guns - an extremely dangerous situation, of course. I remember thinking it was a bit like Oliver, with the street gang of young kids looking after themselves, pretty much. The performances are very good, it all seems spookingly convincing if anything and also there's good camerawork/cinematography. I felt its quite atmospheric - you can imagine being in the presence of these people, imagine the emotions felt by them at certain points. I thought its a pretty solid film, so yes, I'd certainly recommend it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Tratto dal romanzo di Saviano, "La paranza dei bambini" rispecchia ciò che si aspetta da un film del genere che racconta la scalata al potere di un gruppo di giovanissimi ragazzi. L'impeto della parte iniziale, con l'avvicinarsi alla delinquenza e la scalata sociale, si perde via via, per lasciare spazio ad un limbo che sembra essere il preludio per un finale tragico che nella realtà si presenta in modo abbastanza inaspettato ma allo stesso tempo troppo confusionario per l'andamento di alcuni eventi e soprattutto, che non giunge a nessuna conclusione sui punti aperti. Molto ben riportati gli estratti di vita quotidiana della città. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review KARL O Gomorrah Junior. One of those films that manages to get thd most natural of performances out of all characters. It was never to be a watch where all is resolved but it did maintain an intensity all the way through. Beautifully shot. Perfect no. Extremely watchable yes. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/08/22 Full Review Audience Member I am not saying I wasted time watching the movie, even my Country is on Lock because of the Pandemic, but surely I was expecting a lot more of it. The Character Tyson is a complete decal of another Gangster Movie I once saw, from the Balkans. Rane(Wounds) Svaba Character is copied and exploited several times in the Movie. All I can say if you are into the whole topic, you should have seen the film. But to me, the TV-Series "Gamorra" was made better than this semi sellout "Lemon Popsicle". The acting performances from some of the main cast were also very questionable. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Lamentable. One of the worst movies I have ever seen. Terrible story, horrible plot and dismal acting. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie feels realistic. Amazing cinematography following scooters through the old city. For fans of The Wire, City of God and similar. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Six 15-year-old boys deal drugs and use assault rifles to rule their neighborhood in Naples, interested only in making money, wearing designer clothes and surviving in a world where they believe they have no future.
      Director
      Claudio Giovannesi
      Producer
      Carlo Degli Esposti, Nicola Serra
      Screenwriter
      Roberto Saviano, Claudio Giovannesi, Maurizio Braucci
      Distributor
      Music Box Films
      Production Co
      Palomar
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 2, 2019, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 6, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $23.2K
      Runtime
      1h 51m
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