The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 17, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 30, 2004
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An unnecessary remake that's more gory and less scary than the original.

Scott Foundas

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

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Time Out

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.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

It's R. Lee Ermey of Full Metal Jacket fame who deserves most of the credit for this remake earning its mutilated thumbs-up.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

'Inspired by a true story' presumably adds to the sordid thrills; maybe we should look forward to entertainments about Nazis torturing children.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

All the bad-rehash mojo from Friday the 13th to The Blair Witch Project has infected Scott Kosar's script.

Beth Pratt
Common Sense Media

Hard to do worse than this extremely gory mess.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

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

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a bloody good time of a B-movie.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This poor mediocre remake brings nothing and adds nothing to an already classic film...

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
This decent remake is not half as terrifying and shocking as the original masterpiece (how could it be?), while Jessica Biel pales in (an unfair) comparison… More
Alex roy
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is yet another misfire in terms of a remake. Before I go any further, I do believe that there are some good remakes old and new, but… More
Samuel Riley
Boring and tedious easily describe one of the poorer horror remakes in the 21st Century. With the lead characters doing nothing but swearing and screaming for… More
Directors Cat
Michael Bay's lot began their remake reign of "terror" with this completely unnecessary movie that I just stared at with complete weariness and… More
Josh Lewis
Deviates from the original movies plot at times and is not as gritty as that film was, but it certainly has more gore and stupid people doing stupid things at… More
Melvin White
Pepper: It just seems so wrong.† Sheriff Hoyt: Don't give me any crap, young lady. Goddamn it, I got just as much respect for a dead body as anybody around… More