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Texas Chainsaw (2013)

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

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

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Average Rating: 2.7/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 10

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

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

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Horror

Adam Marcus &

May 14, 2013

$34.3M

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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.

January 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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As pointless as one feared it might be.

January 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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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.

January 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
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All the makers of "Texas Chainsaw 3D" cared about was getting your $16.

January 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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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.

January 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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An effort is made to provide some character definition for Leatherface, which is probably a mistake. He's much scarier as a cipher.

January 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Characters usually suffer their terrible fates through blatant stupidity.

March 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

embarrasses a horror icon

October 18, 2013 Full Review Source: The National
The National

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

May 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
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.

May 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

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

May 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Racket
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.

February 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

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

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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.

January 26, 2013 Full Review Source: CinemaDope
CinemaDope

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.

January 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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.

January 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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).

January 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail

Leatherface is a loser.

January 12, 2013 Full Review Source: CHUD

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

January 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Schmoes Know
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.

January 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Schmoes Know
Schmoes Know

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

January 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
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.

January 11, 2013 Full Review Source: The List
The List

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

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray
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.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Chambers
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.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago
Time Out Chicago

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August 31, 2013
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two stars
May 26, 2013
YodaMasterJedi
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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.
May 16, 2013
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Manu Gino

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One of the worst movies I've ever seen horror or not. Why they continue to destroy this franchise is beyond me. I actually thought the 2003 remake was much, much better than this trash and at least watchable. I had to torture myself into finishing this because I wanted to shut it off after 30 minutes, but I stuck out the full 90 minutes. The plot is just beyond terrible. They seriously want us to sympathize with these characters? Please, I have more sympathy for myself for having to watch this. The acting is awful, the script is laughably bad, and the movie is just plain ugly. There's not a hint of intelligence in this. There's lots of gore, though. Obviously the movie does not even begin to approach being scary either. This is absolutely everything wrong with the horror genre these days. I only recommend watching this is you want to have the perfect example of what not do to. The worst part is that they wanted this story to be a sequel to the groundbreaking original film. Talk about disgraceful!
May 16, 2013
jlewis07

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    1. Heather Miller: Do your thing, cuz.
    – Submitted by William C (2 months ago)
    1. Heather Miller: Here ya go, cuz!
    – Submitted by Alex M (6 months ago)
    1. Burt Hartman: That's yo ass boy.
    – Submitted by Truth T (7 months ago)
    1. Ryan: Who is that?
    2. Nikki: Hey...Hey... [Leatherface comes]
    3. Ryan: Go!
    4. Nikki: What? Oh my God!
    – Submitted by Vincent Paul L (15 months ago)
    1. Heather Miller: [throws Leatherface's chainsaw to him] Do your thing, cousin!
    – Submitted by Dan E (15 months ago)
    1. Heather Miller: So, you're a Hartman.
    2. Deputy Carl Hartman: Yes I am.
    3. Heather Miller: [tries to stab Carl in the neck] I'm a Sawyer!
    – Submitted by Dan E (15 months ago)
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