The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

2003

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Critics Consensus

An unnecessary remake that's more gory and less scary than the original.

37%

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Total Count: 156

58%

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User Ratings: 400,511
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A tale of five 20-somethings whose free spirited road trip becomes a terrifying descent into madness. When they find themselves isolated in a rural Texas community, they fall into the clutches of a monstrous clan of Texas cannibals and find themselves being whittled away by the chainsaw-wielding Leather face.

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Critic Reviews for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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  • Apr 13, 2015
    This remake of the original frightfest respectfully borrows enough elements of the true story to be a solid rendition, but Jessica Biel's polished appearance waters down the horror. Really, when is Leatherface not scary? Worth a watch, but its not particularly scary.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2014
    Boring and tedious easily describe one of the poorer horror remakes in the 21st Century. With the lead characters doing nothing but swearing and screaming for the entire film, what's the point of trying to make the audience sympathize with them? Aside from R. Lee Ermey as the corrupted sheriff, the opening with the crime scene is the only aspect of the this feature that's worth watching.
    Samuel R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2013
    Gritty and terrifying, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an impressive remake that equals the original. When a hitchhiker commits suicide in the van of a group of college kids traveling through Texas, they end up stranded and are hunted by a psychopathic family intent on mayhem. Starring Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, and Eric Balfour, the film has a solid cast. Additionally, the chases are incredibly suspenseful and intense. However, the violence is overly graphic and the visual style is a bit grimy. Though the gratuity gets a little out of hand, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre still delivers a captivating and chilling horror film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2012
    There's a simple formula for horror that this remake seeks to destroy and redefine - failing miserably at both and bringing forth a well-lit, flat, uninteresting film.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer

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