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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is full of blood and gore, but not enough scares or a coherent story to make for a successful horror film. Read critic reviews

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Chrissie (Jordana Brewster) and her friends (Matthew Bomer, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird) set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers (Lee Tergesen, Cyia Batten) harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills one of the bikers and brings Chrissie's friends to the Hewitt homestead, where young Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski) is learning the tools of terror.

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  • Sep 28, 2018
    Literally one of the top-ten worst films I've ever seen.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2013
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning serves as a prequel to the 2003 remake, and therein lies the problem. With the ending being a forgone conclusion, there's no real suspense or mystery. The cast features some impressive actors, including Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, and R. Lee Ermey, and they deliver fairly strong performances. Additionally, some of the action scenes are pretty intense. But the overemphasis on gore and the futility of the characters' struggle hurts the film. While some of the backstory is interesting, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning delivers the same formulaic tripe that the previous films dished out.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] I'll start by saying this is not a film in any meaning of the word it's just a studio milking one of the easiest cow's to milk for cash in the history of horror cinema. So here's the making of: A bunch of bank managers got together and stripped a classic horror film a.k.a "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (almost) entirely of it's pride. They then decided after stealing 51 million dollars with a remake that they wanted more. So they then took a classic movie with an inspired story and made a pointless prequel with a storyline probably made up on the spot. This so called storyline was the back story of one of the most iconic and terrifying horror characters in history and destroyed his reputation by explaining why he is, the way that he is, and why he brutally murders people with a chainsaw. Is that in any way scary? Hell no.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 22, 2011
    A long overdue remake, the movie is good, works well, although their history is bloody and not very good, it's a movie that tries to be the category of horror films but fails completely
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer

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