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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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten37%
Critics Consensus: An unnecessary remake that's more gory and less scary than the original.
Reviews
Variety
Scott Foundas
Rotten

An initially promising, but quickly disappointing retread of Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel's hugely i...

June 21, 2017
Associated Press
Christy Lemire
Rotten

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

January 29, 2019
Time Out
Rotten

The best one can say is that his version is not slavishly in thrall to Hooper's: boring, fright-fr...

June 21, 2017
Hollywood Reporter
Glenn Abel
Fresh

New Line celebrates the improbable artistic success of "Chainsaw" Jr. with a surgically sharp two-...

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:Slasher, Horror, Franchise
  • Release Date:October 17, 2003
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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