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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • R
  • 1h 30m
  • 2003
Rotten37%
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After a dozen graves are desecrated in rural Texas, five young people in their 20s (Jessica Biel - Blade: Trinity; Jonathan Tucker - The Deep End; Eric Balfour - "Six Feet Under," "24"; Erica Leerhsen - "The Guardian"; and Mike Vogel - "Grounded for Life") investigate and find themselves stalked by a family of cannibals led by Leatherface, a towering and insane brute dressed in human skins. Remake of the 1974 horror classic.
© 2003 New Line Productions, Inc.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten37%
Critics Consensus: An unnecessary remake that's more gory and less scary than the original.
Reviews
Associated Press
Christy Lemire
Rotten

Here's a slice of advice: Go to the video store and rent the original.

January 29, 2019
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
Rotten

All the bad-rehash mojo from Friday the 13th to The Blair Witch Project has infected Scott Kosar's script.

January 29, 2019
Movie Mom
Nell Minow
Rotten

For dedicated admirers of the original, this version is just another rehash of the classic, but for new-comers or those who are looking for a good, old-fashioned scare, then there is plenty of meat on this table.

January 29, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Hard to do worse than this extremely gory mess.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is not recommended for anyone under 17. Yes, kids love to be scared, but the violence here is so disturbingly realistic that it's too much for most older kids (and some adults) to handle. The various murders are definitely graphic (we get to see the flesh rip and the organs exposed) but the suicide scene is so disturbing that several people walked out of the theater immediately afterwards. Violence aside, there's still no reason to see this movie--the story doesn't make much sense, the acting is mediocre at best, and even at 98 minutes, it feels way too long. Bottom line: Save your money!

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror
  • Release Date:October 17, 2003
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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