Texas Chainsaw 3D Reviews

  • All the makers of "Texas Chainsaw 3D" cared about was getting your $16.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Try as [Luessenhop] might to honor the original -- flashbulb transitions, a skeevy (yet buff) hitchhiker, metal doors, and meat hooks -- there's little of its mounting dread.

    Pete Vonder Haar — Village Voice

  • "Texas Chainsaw 3D" sees itself as over-the-top and knowing, but what we ultimately get is simply eyes without a face.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • A better-than-average horror-thriller that relies more on potent suspense than graphic savagery or stereoscopic tricks.

    Joe Leydon — Variety

  • An effort is made to provide some character definition for Leatherface, which is probably a mistake. He's much scarier as a cipher.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • Truth be told, the most frightening thing about the franchise at this point is that it just keeps on going.

    William Goss — Film.com

  • In-your-face 3D and a half-hearted attempt at psychological complexity add little to this umpteenth Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie.

    Frank Scheck — Hollywood Reporter

  • The original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" leaves audiences feeling hollowed out, dispirited and dissolute. "Texas Chainsaw 3D" is simply a bummer for being a big nothing.

    Mark Olsen — Los Angeles Times

  • The trend lately in Hollywood is that the first weekend in January belongs to horror. Unfortunately for us, it's subpar horror.

    Chris Stuckmann

  • Characters usually suffer their terrible fates through blatant stupidity.

    Jeffrey M. Anderson — Common Sense Media

  • embarrasses a horror icon

    James Luxford — The National

  • The gore is plentiful, the acting is solid, and Leatherface is a monster once again.

    Felix Vasquez Jr. — Cinema Crazed

  • With acting that falls way under the bar, poorly written characters, a ten year gap that everyone ignores, and a pretty laughable storyline, Texas Chainsaw is somewhat watchable thanks to the legacy its built on that it nearly pisses all over.

    Chris Sawin — Examiner.com

  • There's a great deal of potential in the approach. The execution, however, is half-baked and half-assed.

    Bill Gibron — Film Racket

  • It deserves a modicum of credit for actually making you despise a chainsaw-wielding maniac less than a bunch of lowlife redneck scum.

    Steve Newton — Georgia Straight

  • Texas Chainsaw immediately establishes itself as a significant improvement over the various other entries in this enduring franchise...

    David Nusair — Reel Film Reviews

  • The equivalent of filmic road kill ... An abridged version of the original, rendered in bad 3D, serves as a pre-credit set-up and makes us long for the real deal.

    Glenn Lovell — CinemaDope

  • You may think that after six movies that there would be nothing left to say on the topic of Texas chainsaw massacres, and you would be right.

    Ken Hanke — Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

  • Director John Luessenhop delivers some jolts as well as much gruesomeness, but a bogus ending and the convoluted morality of a script that tries to transform the vengeful Leatherface into a sympathetic if psychotic antihero hamstrings his efforts.

    John Beifuss — Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

  • ( ... ) you might want to imagine I'm wielding a chainsaw that's making the noise rrrrrrrrrrrLLLLLLLLL! And that, as I write, I'm chopping up the three scriptwriters and three story writers on the grounds of over-manning (ditto, nine producers).

    Graham Young — Birmingham Mail

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