MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 306 this week

Piranha (2006)
"Okhota na Piranyu" (original title)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 1,013 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 2 critic

Agent of special department "Piranha" Kirill Mazur and his colleague Olga go to the far north with the assignment to liquidate an underwater secret weapon lab in the guise of a mutual ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 27 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 563 titles
created 03 Oct 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Piranha" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Piranha (2006)

Piranha (2006) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Piranha.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two escaped convicts pose as children's summer camp staff in order to evade capture and learn about caring for others in the process... See full synopsis »

Director: Igor Zaytsev
Stars: Sergey Bezrukov, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Elena Babenko
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Mironova, Andrey Krasko
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but ... See full summary »

Director: Filipp Yankovskiy
Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Konstantin Khabenskiy
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Stars: Aleksey Panin, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Nikita Mikhalkov
The Edge (2010)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The action takes place shortly after the end of the Second World War in the Siberian hinterland, among Russians and Germans with damaged personal stories and a strange transformation: the ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Uchitel
Stars: Sergey Garmash, Aleksey Gorbunov, Vyacheslav Krikunov
PiraMMMida (2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.

Director: Eldar Salavatov
Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov
Piter FM (2006)
Certificate: Open Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lyrical story about two young people, Masha and Maxim, who have to decide what to do.

Director: Oksana Bychkova
Stars: Ekaterina Fedulova, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Aleksey Barabash
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Aleksandr Lungin, Sergey Osipyan
Stars: Gleb Podgorodinskiy, Igor Chernevich, Kseniya Kutepova
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A General, who had sent for a cadet from the Kremlin Guard to work as his personal driver, decided to marry him to his physically disabled daughter

Director: Pavel Chukhray
Stars: Igor Petrenko, Elena Babenko, Bogdan Stupka
Bummer (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Corrupted cops, street gangs, "bratki" on "bummers" and "merins", angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends on a black bummer who set up on mission from one ... See full summary »

Director: Pyotr Buslov
Stars: Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Andrey Merzlikin, Maksim Konovalov
Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who were around when she died) also learn about ... See full summary »

Directors: Franco Prosperi, Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Andrey Mironov, Ninetto Davoli, Antonia Santilli
Pepel (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Sergey Chonishvili, Aleksandr Dyachenko, Sergey Garmash
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Mazur
Svetlana Antonova ...
Olga
Evgeniy Mironov ...
Prokhor
Viktoriya Isakova ...
Sinilga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Banshchikova ...
Viktoriya (as A. Banshchikova)
...
Dorokhov
...
Zima
Aleksandr Golubev ...
Belobrysy
Aleksey Gorbunov ...
Kuzmich
Andrey Merzlikin ...
Shtabs
Sergey Petrov ...
Khimik 1
Boris Polunin ...
Admiral
Ramil Sabitov ...
Ibragim
Dmitriy Tarasenko
Anna Ukolova ...
Nina
Edit

Storyline

Agent of special department "Piranha" Kirill Mazur and his colleague Olga go to the far north with the assignment to liquidate an underwater secret weapon lab in the guise of a mutual vacation. All of a sudden, they find themselves in the world where civilization laws are forgotten, and this deadly weapons are kept by gangsters who are controlled by a new "master of taiga" Prohor, whose leisure time is spent hunting at humans. Mazur didn't know that he would have to trade his familiar gun for a hand-made bone knife, and save his companion and himself instead of saving the world. For them, this safari in northern forests would be no less dangerous as for the live targets. Written by russart.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 April 2006 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Hunting Piranha  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[Mazur and Prokhor are fighting savagely]
Prokhor: You can't kill me. I died when I was eight.
See more »

Connections

References Ugryum-reka (1969) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A decent Russian action movie at last.
17 May 2006 | by (Arad, Israel) – See all my reviews

For the last decade or so, one of the main "topics" in Russian cinema was "Let's make a real blockbuster action movie! Our answer to Hollywood! " Obviously, whenever a filmmaker is concerned with "our answer to whatever" the final product will be a farmer's friend, but no one else's. We've seen a few decent wannabe-Tarantino / Takeshi Kitano style "action films" ( I still claim that Kitano's Brother and the Russian Brother have plenty in common besides the moniker) but their tries at something Lethal Weaponish fell flatter than the Turkish analogues.

Well... no more.

We finally got an excellent Russian action movie blockbuster. Which... is cool and all. More quality = more money = more quantity = more money = possibly more quality.

The plot... is an action movie plot. The brave commando veteran (his former commando unit was called "The Piranha" and that's the only explanation for the movie's title you're going to get) and a lovely bio-chemist are sent to neutralize some bio-weapons left in an abandoned (flooded) military research center near the Chinese border before the land on which said research center is built is ceded to the Chinese. Things go wrong and they find themselves amongst the unwilling participants in the latest "Most Dangerous Game" remake - Taiga edition.

Right...

On the positive side - the movie takes itself as non-seriously as possible without turning into an outright spoof. Quotes, homages and outright "tributes" abound - all delivered lightly and ironically. Mashkov, who was wasting his unshaven charisma in a whole host of pointless films plays a hero at least as well as classic Bruce Willis on a good day. Mironov already acknowledged that he was channeling Garry Oldman in Leon and IMO he tops that performance. Good use of the an energetic soundtrack. The camera moves in a way Tony Scott can only have wet dreams about (not necessarily a good thing) Amazing energy and drive all around - the film just picks you and never let's you go.

So... check it out if it comes your way. I honestly don't think you'll be disappointed.


19 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
simply fab movie missRiddle
Discuss Piranha (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?