The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Next Generation (The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Next Generation (The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
In this third sequel to slasher classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, four Texas teens are abducted by a family of psychos on their way home from the senior prom. Bloodshed, torture, and intrigue ensue. Barry (Tyler Cone) and Sean (John Harrison) meet their fates quickly, but semi-bimbo Heather (Lisa Newmyer) lasts long enough to be tortured and burned before having her head cracked open like a walnut by a mechanical leg. Meanwhile, sweet, befuddled Jenny (Renee Zellweger) actively resists her captors by stealing cars, breaking through windows, and jumping off roofs. Although Leatherface… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Zellweger makes Jenny the most formidable scream queen since Jamie Lee Curtis went legit."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The kind of cinematic endeavor where you suspect both cast and crew were obligated to bring their own beer."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Actually a fairly serviceable slasher flick up until a head-scratching last fifteen minutes that introduces and then fails to explain a series of plainly stupid plot twists."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"Tired and dated."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Passable -- and much better than its reputation."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"From electric cattle prods to human infernos, it's an tough, rough ride."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey try to out-bad-act each other in the luridly abysmal third sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Not just a complete failure as a sequel, it's one of the five or ten worst films from the whole of the 1990s."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A cheap rip-off with a story and ending that made no f-ing sense!"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"McConaughey's over-the-top performance is brilliant, but not a single person actually gets killed with a chainsaw."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Without much wit of its own, Kim Henkel's tyro film is just what the polished Scream makes fun of."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A sloppy, poorly written, lazily conceived mess from start to finish."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"For the most part you stare at the screen and wonder how anybody involved thought this could possibly have been any good."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"You might wanna erase this from your CV's, guys?"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A hoot to see Matt and Renee, but none of the thrills of the original. Not scary or fun."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com

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