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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Reviews

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September 28, 2015
Nauseated and shaken, I walked out of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre after half an hour of its butchery.
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.
January 7, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 27, 2006
Cultish trash set new low standards for brutality.
| Original Score: 1/5
October 9, 2012
Chainsaw-wielding Leatherface remains one of the most disturbing characters in horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2011
Best for older teens and adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
...the only other film to truly capture that uniquely unsettling promise of Romero's first zombie epic was Tobe Hooper's absolutely perverted directorial debut...
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 20, 2014
Tobe Hooper's grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma
April 3, 2005
The documentary-style approach is what pushes this flick over the top; it's a grim and glorious classic of modern horror.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 6, 2008
All these elements set the stage for some of the most prolonged scenes of sustained panic ever captured by cinema, as Hooper infects characters and viewers alike with the thrill of a madness from which there can be no real escape.
March 28, 2003
It defies all efforts at criticism. Condemning it misses the point, while praising it assumes a proper context in which to place it. It simply is, beyond all notions of taste or judgment.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 1, 2008
It's a masterpiece, pure and simple..a smart young director summing up the basest instincts of his species.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
August 3, 2007
The Great American Horror Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 15, 2007
Seeing this again recently has convinced me that it's quite a bit better than I initially judged.
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