Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Reviews

2.0

38

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneRobert K. Elder

    Has no pretensions about sneaking up on you -- it simply charges, motor humming and blades flying, carving the spot where masochism and entertainment meet.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    The film delivers with enough consistency to warrant a qualified recommendation for those seeking a few extra scares at this time of the year.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterMichael Rechtshaffen

    This particular reconceptualization actually does an impressive job of capturing the nasty dread of the original. It certainly is a vast improvement over those previous remakes/sequels.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    The gruesomely unnecessary remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is such a smorgasbord of slimy grunge that to call the movie gross wouldn't do it justice -- it's downright sticky.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayMike Clark

    The new version has a few jolts, some occasionally effective smoke-and-mirrors photography and a lead (7th Heaven's Jessica Biel) who could teach a grad course on walking provocatively in blue jeans.

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