Leatherface (2017)

In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff's daughter dead. Ten… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 20, 2017
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Simon Abrams

Sadly, the makers of Leatherface didn't put enough thought into a sleepy story that could easily be titled 'I Was a Teenage Leatherface.'

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Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times

"Leatherface" is the best "Chainsaw" movie that doesn't have "Directed by Tobe Hooper" in the credits.

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Todd Jorgenson

... features the requisite technical grit, yet lacks enough gore for genre aficionados and series completists - likely the only folks who will bother.

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John Semley
Globe and Mail

Like the film's punishingly gory set pieces, the storytelling itself is meaty.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Some things should just be left alone.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Seth M. Sherwood's script totally misses the point that keeps the original Massacre so bloody effective.

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Ryan Porter
Toronto Star

The best horror movies leave the most frightening elements to an audience's imagination. Leatherface is not one of those movies.

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Todd Gilchrist

Directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo lay on visual style as thick as the corn syrup used for their buckets of fake blood while Lili Taylor and Stephen Dorff try in vain to lend dignity to the film's lousy, anemic premise.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Ultimately, Leatherface can't really stand on its own, but it hardly needs to.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Leatherface' is a moderately rip-roaring, pell-mell prequel which is also the eighth installment in the 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' franchise and… More