The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Reviews

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April 16, 2008
An initially promising, but quickly disappointing retread of Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel's hugely influential horror classic.
April 16, 2008
'Inspired by a true story' presumably adds to the sordid thrills; maybe we should look forward to entertainments about Nazis torturing children.
October 3, 2006
Here's a slice of advice: Go to the video store and rent the original.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
The best one can say is that his version is not slavishly in thrall to Hooper's: boring, fright-free and pointless, maybe, but not craven.
January 15, 2004
It's horrible and explicitly violent, but never authentically scary.
January 15, 2004
All the bad-rehash mojo from Friday the 13th to The Blair Witch Project has infected Scott Kosar's script.
November 8, 2003
October 28, 2003
It's a gory, stylish, and occasionally scary push-button factory of shocks and shrieks remarkably better than anyone had the right to expect.
October 27, 2003
... a bloody good time of a B-movie.
October 23, 2003
Sheer simplicity of the idea gets overwhelmed by, of all things, production values.
October 21, 2003
An overproduced, video-director remake, slick and grue-marinated and loud as a sonic boom.
October 17, 2003
Weakens, dilutes, disinfects and otherwise undermines the legacy of Tobe Hooper's 1974 original.
October 17, 2003
You realize how hard this is on me, to have to tell you what a superb job director Marcus Nispel has done re-creating, yet also revising, 1974's grisly, gristly, protein-centric masterpiece.
October 17, 2003
Next to this redundant, pointless and witless retread, the classic status of Tobe Hooper's original version is officially beyond dispute.
October 17, 2003
Mainly it's a vapid, vicious thrill ride that washes away immediately.
October 17, 2003
Unlike movies such as Seven, there isn't enough style in the new The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to justify the bloodbath, and it's riddled with too much been-there-done-that to endure as a classic.
October 17, 2003
The new Massacre lowers the bar much the way the original 'dead teenager' horror flick did way back in 1974, and makes a mockery of that industry self-policing rubber stamp known as the ratings board.
October 17, 2003
Does convey the sense of being caught in a nightmare. A stupid person's nightmare.
October 17, 2003
A splatterfest remake that relentlessly assaults the senses and mind with no discernable redeeming social value.
October 17, 2003
Just as humorless as the original, but it's also slicker, glossier and resoundingly artificial.
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