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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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Excellent 4 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
18
Cast
Alexandra Daddario
Dan Yearer
Scott Eastwood.
Directors
John Luessenhop.
Screenwriters
Adam Marcus
Debra Sullivan
Kirsten Elms.
Running Time
92 minutes

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Texas Chainsaw
More snore than gore


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Plot
Heather Miller (Daddario) heads to Texas with her boyfriend with the intention of collecting her inheritance. Unfortunately, at least part of it comes with a chainsaw clutched in its hands.


Review
Texas Chainsaw
Heather (Alexandra Daddario) inherits a Texas mansion from a grandmother she never knew, only to discover that she’s one of the famous chainsaw family and her hulking killer cousin Jed (Dan Yeager), aka Leatherface, lives in the cellar. Along with some disposable, doomed friends, Heather goes home and the saw revs up again. This dumb, draggy sequel to the 1973 classic shoves a chainsaw at you in 3D every once in a while, but trips like a heroine with a sprained ankle over dumb plot twists, poor performances and inept would-be suspense scenes. A sole quality element is Daddario’s frequently-exposed taut midriff.


Verdict
A clunky, lumbering sequel that, like its masked protagonist, has no redeeming features.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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not that bad!

the first hour is absolutely abject. but the final 30 minutes are so strange - in terms of flipping the plot on its head and so becoming one of the most ethically strange films!? - it is somewhat enjoyable. "do your thing cuz!" !?!?!?! lol But if you're a big fan of the original, then it's just complete trash. ... More

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Posted by tysmuse at 23:33, 25 December 2013 | Report This Post


Yawn

I am just about half way through this laughable excuse for a movie. The only good part was the beginning where it showed scenes from the original, and proceeded to "finish off" the original film. The film is just tired nonsense from film makers who have no idea how to make true horror any more. Why the people who make all these sequels make them gore fests with predictable scripts is beyond me. The original had very minor amounts of gore, but was intelligently made and extremely effect... More

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Posted by Leonard or Sammy at 19:37, 01 December 2013 | Report This Post


A Low Down Dirty Shame

In a modern film climate over-populated with paranormal horror movies, Texas Chainsaw had a rare opportunity to revive (at least somewhat) the slasher genre. Needless to say, it fails miserably, and worse yet, it attempts to pay tribute to the original and, instead, outright disgraces it for the whole of its 90 minute running time. Still, distributor Lionsgate has done something unique: they have made New Line Cinema look like a relatively good home for the franchise in comparison. ... More

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Posted by movienut707 at 19:44, 07 September 2013 | Report This Post


Another failure... (contains spoilers)

I have watched this last night and i was dissapointed again...After a lot failed sequels and remakes to the one everlasting classic i had a little bit of hope when i first heard about this one, but my hopes where shattered when i saw this for the first and probally last time... Whoever made this, i am not even gonna make an efford to look it up, didn't understand the original movie at all. And whoever thinks that the original texas chainsaw massacre is all about blood and gore, didn't see it. ... More

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Posted by tombaker at 19:14, 27 January 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Texas Cliche 3D

I went to see this film last night, after reading what id read here. but only because django unchained had sold out. Either way, i was both pleasantly surprised and devasted with the result of what tried hard to be a full on homage to one of the most infamous killers in film. It tried too hard in my opinion, and also tried to be too clever by having twist and turns in it. All of which were incredibly predictable. it of course had all the likely ingredients that these films have, a cheating boyf... More

Posted by robertg.02 at 11:35, 20 January 2013 | Report This Post


Texas Cliche 3D

A lot of this film proved to be unsuccessful due to its jumbled timeline, its constant stupidly, it's over use of cliché and it's "twist" ending. However, there's no denying that it's an enjoyable slasher flick that should satisfy the needs of gore-hounds and is a good way to pass 90 minutes for everyone else. ... More

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Posted by jackcarlin18 at 13:51, 11 January 2013 | Report This Post


Texas Cliche 3D

A lot of this film proved to be unsuccessful due to its jumbled timeline, its constant stupidly, it's over use of cliché and it's "twist" ending. However, there's no denying that it's an enjoyable slasher flick that should satisfy the needs of gore-hounds and is a good way to pass 90 minutes for everyone else. ... More

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Posted by jackcarlin18 at 13:51, 11 January 2013 | Report This Post


RE: RE:

Well finally got round to seeing this & have to say "WHAT A PILE OF SHITE IT WAS!" & as for the 3D that was laughable I had my glasses off for half the bloody film & as for the ending well words fail me, still it did so well at the US box office that you just know it'll get sequel after sequel.being generous might've got 2 but took 1 off for such terrible 3D. ... More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:49, 10 January 2013 | Report This Post


RE:

Tried to watch it at the weekend but it was delayed for ages so went & saw Quartet instead the reason for the delay some girl I kid you not was taken out in front of everyone to an ambulance BUT punters still hung around & went back to see the end of the film. Ahhh the true bulldog British spirit (Fuck that! I'm still gonna see the end of this no matter how shite! it is!). ... More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:38, 08 January 2013 | Report This Post


It's watchable but extremely generic, and the 3D is utterly, utterly useless. ... More

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Posted by Whistler at 23:20, 05 January 2013 | Report This Post


The first Texas Chainsaw Massacre was funded by the mafia but Tobe Hooper must've also done a deal with The Devil that he would make a classic, unforgettable movie but that nobody else, not even he, would be able to match or top it in any sequel or remake. Every attempt would end in disaster and the same is true here. Never had any hope for this anyway. ... More

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Posted by BenTramer at 13:19, 05 January 2013 | Report This Post


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