Texas Chainsaw Reviews

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Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
January 4, 2013
Texas Chainsaw 3D fails on both fronts - as a quality horror experience and a competent evolution of the Leatherface character.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
January 6, 2013
I wish I could say Texas Chainsaw 3D is the dark rebirth of a horror icon, but instead it's just another poorly written, feebly acted, terror devoid slasher flick with no rhyme or reason and it is not worthy of Leatherface's participation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
George Bass
Total Film
January 7, 2013
Sadly, this leap onto the stereoscopic bandwagon marks a new low for the franchise, as far away in quality from the '74 original as it is in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com
April 23, 2015
The trend lately in Hollywood is that the first weekend in January belongs to horror. Unfortunately for us, it's subpar horror.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
May 14, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/10
Henry Northmore
The List
January 11, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
January 11, 2013
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 | Original Score: .5/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
January 11, 2013
Seeing a flick in January usually means lowering your expectations, but no moviegoer should have to endure this.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
embarrasses a horror icon
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
January 10, 2013
Texas Chainsaw 3D is the sort of movie that makes you wish they made kevler contact lenses.
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago
January 10, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
January 6, 2013
Another glorified remake in denial, Texas Chainsaw is an early contender for the worst film of 2013.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
January 7, 2013
Don't call this a reimagining, because imagination is the last thing at work here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
January 4, 2013
If you don't care for the characters - and, sweet Caviezel, the people in this flick are morons - it's hard to feel any fear for them. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 5, 2013
The first movie to go into wide release in 2013 misses, by mere days, a qualifying run for the 2012 Oscars.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Devin Faraci
Birth.Movies.Death.
January 4, 2013
A giant turd of a movie that was made because someone had the rights to a brand name and needed to exercise them in a timely manner. The 3D sucks too.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
January 9, 2013
It feels more like a non-scary 'Scary Movie' spoof than the real deal, such is its lack of genuine tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
January 13, 2013
( ... ) 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 | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
January 4, 2013
Previous attempts at reviving the franchise at least tried to inject some of the gallows humor and pungent satire of the original. This new one isn't just humorless; it's witless.
Top Critic
William Goss
Film.com
January 4, 2013
Truth be told, the most frightening thing about the franchise at this point is that it just keeps on going.
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