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Texas Chainsaw Reviews

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 7, 2013
Texas Chainsaw 3D isn't exactly good, but despite its many clichés and generic indulgences, you want to give it some points for trying.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
January 5, 2013
The original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" leaves audiences feeling hollowed out, dispirited and dissolute. "Texas Chainsaw 3D" is simply a bummer for being a big nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 5, 2013
As pointless as one feared it might be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
January 5, 2013
Alexandra Daddario, playing a distant Leatherface cousin set to inherit the manor (and manner), continues her sad career in unbuttoned bondage, and the 3-D effects are especially ruinous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 5, 2013
All the makers of "Texas Chainsaw 3D" cared about was getting your $16.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
January 5, 2013
Try as [Luessenhop] might to honor the original -- flashbulb transitions, a skeevy (yet buff) hitchhiker, metal doors, and meat hooks -- there's little of its mounting dread.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 4, 2013
An effort is made to provide some character definition for Leatherface, which is probably a mistake. He's much scarier as a cipher.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
January 4, 2013
Not being irredeemable garbage counts as a modest achievement, but it's a small step in the right direction.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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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.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 4, 2013
In-your-face 3D and a half-hearted attempt at psychological complexity add little to this umpteenth Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 4, 2013
A better-than-average horror-thriller that relies more on potent suspense than graphic savagery or stereoscopic tricks.
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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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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
January 3, 2013
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" sees itself as over-the-top and knowing, but what we ultimately get is simply eyes without a face.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5