Leatherface Reviews

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October 4, 2019
For all the buildup for the big reveal, the ending of Leatherface makes little sense and isn't terribly satisfying, for hardcore fans or otherwise.
July 20, 2019
Most egregiously, it attempts to chart a rational evolution of an incomprehensible monster.
May 1, 2019
What's best is that beneath the horror are questions of identity. The origins of the character are changed, just a touch. The core remains the same. The saw's still family.
April 10, 2019
The plot is strangely muddled. It works out in the end, but you'll definitely be questioning whether you're watching the right movie for at least 30 minutes.
October 31, 2018
The blood and guts flow freely in Leatherface but it's never even remotely horrific, let alone so absurdly shocking that's it provides sick thrills.
October 3, 2018
Horrible horror prequel has bloody violence, gore.
August 29, 2018
Leatherface is one more of the bunch, it does not mark the way to anything new, but it shows us that Hollywood ran out of ideas for quite some time and is willing to recycle whatever it is. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 16, 2018
An ill-advised prequel to 1974's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre...
March 19, 2018
While devoted TCM fans will swallow down Leatherface out of loyalty, there's little here suggesting the radical reinvention of the series one might've had distant hopes for.
March 2, 2018
The screenwriter for Leatherface, Seth M. Sherwood, has some explaining to do. After all, it doesn't seem likely that one little betrayal from an otherwise kind nurse could turn Jackson into Leatherface. It really doesn't make sense.
January 17, 2018
Leatherface bares little resemblance to what inspired it and while the intention to be different was certainly there, the story was not and fans will likely forget it as soon as the credits roll.
October 30, 2017
It's pointless, it's tedious, it's dull, and worst of all, it's lazy.
October 27, 2017
Overall, Leatherface feels fresh and different from your standard horror slashers. It's an origin story that's compelling and its own entity.
Top Critic
October 23, 2017
Leatherface ... falls squarely in the tradition of a series that's failed, movie after movie, to recapture the raw, reptilian power of its first entry.
October 21, 2017
... features the requisite technical grit, yet lacks enough gore for genre aficionados and series completists - likely the only folks who will bother.
October 20, 2017
Seth M. Sherwood's script totally misses the point that keeps the original Massacre so bloody effective.
October 20, 2017
Sadly, the makers of Leatherface didn't put enough thought into a sleepy story that could easily be titled 'I Was a Teenage Leatherface.'
October 20, 2017
Ultimately, Leatherface can't really stand on its own, but it hardly needs to.
October 20, 2017
Obviously, the lesson that will be gleaned from all this will be an origin story of Jaws.
October 20, 2017
Like the film's punishingly gory set pieces, the storytelling itself is meaty.
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