The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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.

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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
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