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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
May 13, 2016
f you like your horror funny and aren't too squeamish -- say, you're a big fan of Re-Animator or ... Evil Dead 2 -- then Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 will be right up your alley.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 7, 2016
An entity of evil in the excellent original, Leatherface is transformed into a buffoon in this ham-fisted outing, to the point that Jerry Lewis should have been cast in the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 19, 2016
TCM 2 works because it's a complete original. You never know from minute to minute where it's going to go, and that unpredictability keeps you riveted for every single second.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 19, 2013
Sure, there's a lot more gore and some chainsaw violence paying off for what wasn't seen in its predecessor, but this leaves a lot to be desired when all is said and done
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 11, 2013
Seems intent on mocking the first film, rather than paying respect to it and sewing a new narrative.
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 27, 2012
But time has been kind to this strange movie, and now it plays like a bizarre satire of 80s excess-kind of like a backwoods version of American Psycho with equal parts gross-out humor and over-the-top acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 18, 2008
A good deal gorier and more disturbing than the original. Certainly it's far better than the soulless 2003 remake.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 24, 2008
A ripe and wicked horror-comedy, as black as pitch and every bit as violent as naysayers mistakenly accused the first film of being.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 9, 2008
There is absolutely nothing to distract us from the sheer misery of watching oblivious clowns cracking awful jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 7, 2006
Society is restored as before, but it's a society based on victims and victimizers. De Sade rewrites Darwin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 23, 2006
...if nothing else, the entire flick may be worth a look for the absurd moment in which Leatherface breaks loose with a particularly apt example of the ol' shifty eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

TV Guide
October 3, 2006
The film feels as if Hooper himself has nothing but contempt for the original and went out of his way to tear it down.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 11, 2006
'Bloody' good fun....Hooper's still the man when it comes to horror
| Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
About.com
December 29, 2005
It's all good as long as you consider it a blacker than black comedy (and not a horror movie).
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 30, 2005
Irresistibly demented.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Walter Goodman
New York Times
May 21, 2003
No matter how adeptly Chainsaw 2 was put together, it would remain just another exploitation flick for fans who get a tingle from watching blades slash into flesh and innards peep out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 25, 2003
The most tedious crapfest I've sat through in a while. Annoying characters who never shut up. Even some amusing moments with Hopper can't save it.
| Original Score: 1/5
Chris Parcellin
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
This movie is a great, big mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Nothing says subversive like a good horror film, and Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is as subversive as they come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jason Wood
BBC.com
September 26, 2001
Gratuitously violent, and none too subtle (it lacks the subversive qualities of the original) it's also undeniably funny, maniacally energetic fare with a liberal smattering of enjoyable set-pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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