The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
A tale of five 20-somethings whose free spirited road trip becomes a terrifying descent into madness. When they find themselves isolated in a rural Texas community, they fall into the clutches of a monstrous clan of Texas cannibals and find themselves being whittled away by the chainsaw-wielding Leather face.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An initially promising, but quickly disappointing retread of Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel's hugely influential horror classic."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"The best one can say is that his version is not slavishly in thrall to Hooper's: boring, fright-free and pointless, maybe, but not craven."
‑ , Time Out
"It's R. Lee Ermey of Full Metal Jacket fame who deserves most of the credit for this remake earning its mutilated thumbs-up."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Even a paint-by-numbers slasher is a novelty in this decade."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"You'll have to overcome resentment towards this unnecessary remake before you can be properly terrorised but, on its own terms, it plays well."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"'Inspired by a true story' presumably adds to the sordid thrills; maybe we should look forward to entertainments about Nazis torturing children."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"All the bad-rehash mojo from Friday the 13th to The Blair Witch Project has infected Scott Kosar's script."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Hard to do worse than this extremely gory mess."
‑ Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media
"Inevitably, given a bigger budget, it lacks the cheap, raw quality of the earlier film that, along with George Romero's outfit in Pennsylvania, showed you could make profitable exploitation shockers on an independent basis far from Hollywood."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The biggest question for me is 'Why?'"
‑ Kevin Carr, Film Threat
"Here's a slice of advice: Go to the video store and rent the original."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"... a bloody good time of a B-movie."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"This poor mediocre remake brings nothing and adds nothing to an already classic film..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Just needlessly ugly and unpleasant, not to mention Hollywoodized down to its muddy shoes."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"It adheres to the Hollywood formula for horror remakes: Twice the gore, half the scares."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
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