The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Reviews

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April 7, 2015
Morally retrograde it may be, but then so are nightmares. The point is that this one, though often crude and raw, really leads the imagination. What also works in its favour is that it doesn't pretend to do anything more than scare the pants off you.
October 14, 2014
This abattoir of a movie boasts sledgehammers, meathooks and chainsaws, and the result, though not especially visceral, is noisy, relentless, and about as subtle as having your leg sawed off without anaesthetic.
October 19, 2010
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre doesn't try anything funny, there are no winks to the audience. And it's all the better because of it.
September 19, 2007
The picture gets to you more through its intensity than its craft, but Hooper does have a talent.
September 19, 2007
Despite the heavy doses of gore in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper's pic is well-made for an exploiter of its type.
October 3, 2006
The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement. I can't imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it's well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.
December 3, 2018
A movie that goes a lot deeper than just a maniac with a chainsaw, and more political than many may realize.
August 28, 2017
One of the best horror films I've seen, since it picks up the trend at that time and expresses it to the maximum to offer us a title that still holds its full strength. [Full review in Spanish]
October 28, 2016
Along with Night of the Living Dead and The Last House on the Left, it ushered in the modern age of horror in the 1970s. It is one of the great transgressive American horrors and is still the film upon which Hooper's reputation is built.
November 3, 2015
My personal philosophy remains unmoved by skill and prowess when it comes to an idea this drastic. A chainsaw is a cheater's instrument, a device that disrupts all threads of rhythm and psychology.
September 28, 2015
Nauseated and shaken, I walked out of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre after half an hour of its butchery.
April 26, 2015
No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," very few have even come close.
October 20, 2014
A genuine classic of the genre, a punishing, unrelenting nightmare that never allows viewers even a moment of sanity or security.
October 20, 2014
Tobe Hooper's grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma
October 5, 2014
Hooper and his art director Bob Burns conjured up a picture of hell in rural America...absolutely essential for fans of the horror genre.
September 22, 2014
A genuine American nightmare that is not only uncompromisingly ferocious but truly original, and as much an art film in its way as another fact-inspired murder movie shot a year earlier by another Texas-connected filmmaker, Terrence Malick's 'Badlands.'
September 22, 2014
As disgusting, harrowing, and ugly as the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is, the film has moments of eerie beauty.
September 19, 2014
Accept no substitutes: Tobe Hooper's original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre still cuts the competition to the bone. Dark Sky Films' deluxe four-disc package offers fans an ideal way to celebrate 40 years of bloody mayhem.
October 7, 2013
Hooper's unrelenting assault on the senses is one of the most streamlined, sadistic horror movies ever made.
October 7, 2013
Time has not dimmed the shock value of this seminal classic from director Tobe Hooper that's based on the same real-life case that inspired Psycho.
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