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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

5.6
13,860
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Synopsis
In the summer of 1973, four teenagers--Erin, Morgan, Kemper, and Andy--are driving through Texas on a road trip when they pick up a hitchhiker, Pepper, who is on her way to Mexico to score some dope. With Pepper adding to the party atmosphere, the other four decide to join her, but as they're passing through a small town in Travis County, they see a bloody and distraught girl wandering by the side of the road, and after stopping to help ... [+]
Author Review
United StatesUnited States M
Dave Kehr
The New York Times
"Rather than exhilaration, this bilious film offers only entrapment and despair. It's about as much fun as sitting in on an autopsy."  NEG
United StatesUnited States M
Roger Ebert
rogerebert.com
"The new version of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' is a contemptible film: Vile, ugly and brutal. There is not a shred of a reason to see it (…) Rating: 0 (out of 4)"  NEG
United StatesUnited States F
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
"The remake moves faster and sounds louder, but comes off as callous rather than creepy."  NEG
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
William Thomas
Empire
"On its own terms it plays well, although the sense that it's an unnecessary remake is inescapable (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Ed Gonzalez
Slant
"[it] has the gooey look of a distinctly modern production (...) with the actors dressed as if they are heading down to the MTV Beach House (…) Rating: ★½ (out of 4)"  NEG
United StatesUnited States M
Scott Foundas
Variety
"An initially promising, but quickly disappointing retread of Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel's hugely influential horror classic."  NEG
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Jamie Russell
BBC
"This "reimagining" (as the producers would have us call it) is probably slick and sick enough to win as many fans as detractors (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  NEU
United StatesUnited States F
Meagan Navarro
Bloody Disgusting
"It takes a little while to kick into high gear, but when it does it’s unrelenting (...) In terms of remakes, it’s pretty decent."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Mike Bracken
IGN
"[It] stands as a soulless, and needless, remake of a classic genre film"  NEG
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