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Texas Chainsaw (2013)


Average Rating: 3.5/10
Reviews Counted: 74
Fresh: 14
Rotten: 60

Critics Consensus: As an ugly and cynical attempt to rebrand Leatherface as horror anti-hero, Texas Chainsaw 3D is a bold move for the franchise.

Average Rating: 3/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 12

Critics Consensus: As an ugly and cynical attempt to rebrand Leatherface as horror anti-hero, Texas Chainsaw 3D is a bold move for the franchise.


Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 116,255


Movie Info

A chainsaw-yielding killer known as Leatherface terrorizes a group of young teens.

R (for strong grisly violence and language throughout)
Directed By:
Written By:
Adam Marcus , Debra Sullivan , Kirsten Elms , Adam Marcus &
In Theaters:
May 14, 2013
Box Office:
Lionsgate Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Texas Chainsaw

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (60)

Texas Chainsaw 3D isn't exactly good, but despite its many clichés and generic indulgences, you want to give it some points for trying.

Full Review… | January 7, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

The original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" leaves audiences feeling hollowed out, dispirited and dissolute. "Texas Chainsaw 3D" is simply a bummer for being a big nothing.

Full Review… | January 5, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

As pointless as one feared it might be.

Full Review… | January 5, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Alexandra Daddario, playing a distant Leatherface cousin set to inherit the manor (and manner), continues her sad career in unbuttoned bondage, and the 3-D effects are especially ruinous.

Full Review… | January 5, 2013
Time Out New York
Top Critic

All the makers of "Texas Chainsaw 3D" cared about was getting your $16.

Full Review… | January 5, 2013
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Try as [Luessenhop] might to honor the original -- flashbulb transitions, a skeevy (yet buff) hitchhiker, metal doors, and meat hooks -- there's little of its mounting dread.

Full Review… | January 5, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Characters usually suffer their terrible fates through blatant stupidity.

Full Review… | March 21, 2014
Common Sense Media

embarrasses a horror icon

Full Review… | October 18, 2013
The National

The gore is plentiful, the acting is solid, and Leatherface is a monster once again.

Full Review… | May 16, 2013
Cinema Crazed

With acting that falls way under the bar, poorly written characters, a ten year gap that everyone ignores, and a pretty laughable storyline, Texas Chainsaw is somewhat watchable thanks to the legacy its built on that it nearly pisses all over.

Full Review… | May 14, 2013

There's a great deal of potential in the approach. The execution, however, is half-baked and half-assed.

Full Review… | May 5, 2013
Film Racket

It deserves a modicum of credit for actually making you despise a chainsaw-wielding maniac less than a bunch of lowlife redneck scum.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013

Texas Chainsaw immediately establishes itself as a significant improvement over the various other entries in this enduring franchise...

Full Review… | February 1, 2013
Reel Film Reviews

The equivalent of filmic road kill ... An abridged version of the original, rendered in bad 3D, serves as a pre-credit set-up and makes us long for the real deal.

Full Review… | January 26, 2013

You may think that after six movies that there would be nothing left to say on the topic of Texas chainsaw massacres, and you would be right.

Full Review… | January 17, 2013
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Director John Luessenhop delivers some jolts as well as much gruesomeness, but a bogus ending and the convoluted morality of a script that tries to transform the vengeful Leatherface into a sympathetic if psychotic antihero hamstrings his efforts.

Full Review… | January 15, 2013
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

( ... ) you might want to imagine I'm wielding a chainsaw that's making the noise rrrrrrrrrrrLLLLLLLLL! And that, as I write, I'm chopping up the three scriptwriters and three story writers on the grounds of over-manning (ditto, nine producers).

Full Review… | January 13, 2013
Birmingham Mail

Leatherface is a loser.

Full Review… | January 12, 2013

Seeing a flick in January usually means lowering your expectations, but no moviegoer should have to endure this.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
Schmoes Know

Leatherface is the smartest one in this picture: he's the only one with the good sense to cover up his face so no one will know he was involved in this putrid waste of time.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
Schmoes Know

This new film survives on its formulaic horror mechanics and the powerful image of a chain saw wielded in 3-D.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
Austin Chronicle

There are some gory kills and some goofy fun as a huge chainsaw thrusts out of the screen in 3D, but this is a generic by the numbers slasher that squanders TCM's grimy history.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
The List

Includes some of the absolute worst 3-D effects that I can ever remember seeing.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

Texas Chainsaw 3D is the sort of movie that makes you wish they made kevler contact lenses.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
The Ooh Tray

"Texas Chainsaw 3D" is not a very original slasher film. It mostly serves fans of the horror genre with its stereotypical characters and gore.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Movie Chambers

When making a sequel to a beloved genre classic, it's generally unwise to include clips of the masterpiece you're attempting to live up to.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Time Out Chicago

Audience Reviews for Texas Chainsaw


Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

two stars

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

There's no "there" there. Someone at the studio wasn't thinking when they put this one together.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Evil wears many faces.

Good movie! When the movie first started I thought it was going to be a pretty good movie. I thought the opening sequence was amazing. After that the introduction with the main cast was corny but pretty much every horror movie is, because for some reason producers don't want to spend money on actors that can carry on a scene without running and screaming. When the horror begins, it starts to get better. I really liked how the film was unpredictable and you didn't know what was gonna happen next. Overall this film gets a 6/10 because it pays good homage to the original 1974 film, while adding different, original elements to the genre. Just don't take this movie seriously, because you will be disappointed. Go into it thinking it's a continuation/spoof of the original film, because this movie has some pretty funny moments. The sad thing is, is that I don't know if the makers of this film were intending it to be funny.

After the first massacre in 1974, the townspeople suspected that the Sawyer family were responsible. A vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer house, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family. Decades later a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her grandmother. she decides to bring her friends along on the road trip to invesitgate her inheritance. On arrival she uncovers she has inherited a mansion but is yet to uncover the terrors that lurk in the basement below it.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Texas Chainsaw Quotes

Heather Miller:
Do your thing, cuz.
– Submitted by William C (8 months ago)
Heather Miller:
Here ya go, cuz!
– Submitted by Alex M (12 months ago)
Burt Hartman:
That's yo ass boy.
– Submitted by Truth T (13 months ago)
Who is that?
Hey...Hey... [Leatherface comes]
What? Oh my God!
– Submitted by Vincent Paul L (21 months ago)
Heather Miller:
[throws Leatherface's chainsaw to him] Do your thing, cousin!
– Submitted by Dan E (21 months ago)
Heather Miller:
So, you're a Hartman.
Deputy Carl Hartman:
Yes I am.
Heather Miller:
[tries to stab Carl in the neck] I'm a Sawyer!
– Submitted by Dan E (21 months ago)

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