Reviews

Nov 24, 2011
Mar 24, 2007
Audiences will start playing the 'Who's Next' game as people run, scream and die, and the whole thing loses the power that this horrific creation once had over cinema.
Dec 30, 2006
Oct 30, 2006
It's neither as bad as it could have been, nor as interesting as it should have been, and the final desultory reaction is a decidedly minor one.
Oct 28, 2006
Gross and sadistic but never scary.
Oct 28, 2006
Oppressive, mean-spirited and sadistic, The Beginning is an unsavoury exercise in cruelty and pain that one hopes will also be the end.
Oct 28, 2006
A noisy prequel to the 2003 remake that revs up the power tools to disguise its pointlessness.
Oct 28, 2006
Oct 18, 2006
Attention sadists: Demand more from your gorefests than this pro forma return to the well. Has mass murder ever been this dull?
Oct 13, 2006
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning relies on made-you-jump shocks and more fake entrails than a Jaycees haunted house.
Oct 9, 2006
The story's been played out so many times.
Oct 9, 2006
All you need to know about the character is he's really crazy and carries a chain saw. And he's got an even crazier uncle who all but steals the film.
Oct 6, 2006
It's as remorseless and disheartening as any of the others, more gory and less scary.
Oct 6, 2006
No character, no commentary. Just slice-and-dice, pare-and-scare, scream-and-run and fall-and-die.
Oct 6, 2006
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning misses everything that made the first one eat into your spine like meningitis.
Oct 6, 2006
Jonathan Liebesman's prequel to Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic is just another trip down a very dusty road.
Oct 6, 2006
Apart from reviving the original Massacre's pervasive sense of Nixon-era malaise, it doesn't offer much in the way of satisfying origins.
Oct 6, 2006
If watching people having their faces cut off, getting their legs amputated and having their throats tenderly slit is your idea of a horrific good time, you'll certainly get your money's worth here.
Oct 6, 2006
The most disturbing notion that lingers in the mind of anyone who'll see Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is that the franchise may have even more to offer.
Oct 5, 2006
Why do people climbing into an empty car after being chased around by a psycho killer never check the backseat?