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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
May 13, 2016
f you like your horror funny and aren't too squeamish -- say, you're a big fan of Re-Animator or ... Evil Dead 2 -- then Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 will be right up your alley.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 7, 2016
An entity of evil in the excellent original, Leatherface is transformed into a buffoon in this ham-fisted outing, to the point that Jerry Lewis should have been cast in the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 19, 2016
TCM 2 works because it's a complete original. You never know from minute to minute where it's going to go, and that unpredictability keeps you riveted for every single second.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 19, 2013
Sure, there's a lot more gore and some chainsaw violence paying off for what wasn't seen in its predecessor, but this leaves a lot to be desired when all is said and done
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 11, 2013
Seems intent on mocking the first film, rather than paying respect to it and sewing a new narrative.
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 27, 2012
But time has been kind to this strange movie, and now it plays like a bizarre satire of 80s excess-kind of like a backwoods version of American Psycho with equal parts gross-out humor and over-the-top acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 18, 2008
A good deal gorier and more disturbing than the original. Certainly it's far better than the soulless 2003 remake.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 24, 2008
A ripe and wicked horror-comedy, as black as pitch and every bit as violent as naysayers mistakenly accused the first film of being.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 9, 2008
There is absolutely nothing to distract us from the sheer misery of watching oblivious clowns cracking awful jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 7, 2006
Society is restored as before, but it's a society based on victims and victimizers. De Sade rewrites Darwin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 23, 2006
...if nothing else, the entire flick may be worth a look for the absurd moment in which Leatherface breaks loose with a particularly apt example of the ol' shifty eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 3, 2006
The film feels as if Hooper himself has nothing but contempt for the original and went out of his way to tear it down.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 11, 2006
'Bloody' good fun....Hooper's still the man when it comes to horror
| Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
About.com
December 29, 2005
It's all good as long as you consider it a blacker than black comedy (and not a horror movie).
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 30, 2005
Irresistibly demented.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Walter Goodman
New York Times
May 21, 2003
No matter how adeptly Chainsaw 2 was put together, it would remain just another exploitation flick for fans who get a tingle from watching blades slash into flesh and innards peep out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 25, 2003
The most tedious crapfest I've sat through in a while. Annoying characters who never shut up. Even some amusing moments with Hopper can't save it.
| Original Score: 1/5
Chris Parcellin
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
This movie is a great, big mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Nothing says subversive like a good horror film, and Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is as subversive as they come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jason Wood
BBC.com
September 26, 2001
Gratuitously violent, and none too subtle (it lacks the subversive qualities of the original) it's also undeniably funny, maniacally energetic fare with a liberal smattering of enjoyable set-pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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