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A chainsaw-yielding killer known as Leatherface terrorizes a group of young teens.

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Release date: Jan 4, 2013
 
MPAA rating: strong grisly violence and language throughout
 
Official website: http://www.texaschainsaw3d.com/
 
Runtime: 92
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 58
    The A.V. Club - by Scott Tobias
    The mere presence of a second layer to the story gives Texas Chainsaw 3D an intriguing kick, and it adds a couple moments of visual wit that show a willingness to fiddle around with the genre. Not being irredeemable garbage counts as a modest achievement, but it's a small step in the right direction. ...read more

  • 50
    Entertainment Weekly - by Owen Gleiberman
    A sign of how desperate the series' producers have become is that the big twist here is that Leatherface, the slobby butcher-boy demon in his mask of human skin, is now...the good guy. (That's a ''jump the chainsaw'' concept if ever there was one.) ...read more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times - by Mark Olsen
    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. ...

  • 40
    Village Voice - by Pete Vonder Haar
    Discredit director John Luessenhop for giving us 3-D visuals reminiscent of "Jaws 3-D": That slab of meat's coming right for us! Try as he might to honor the original - flashbulb transitions, a skeevy (yet buff) hitchhiker, metal doors, and meat hooks - there's little of its mounting dread. ...read more

  • 40
    New York Magazine (Vulture) - by Bilge Ebiri
    The climax of Texas Chainsaw 3D is a bit more interesting and unpredictable than the usual horror-movie third act. But it feels like it's bred more out of desperation than anything organic; you can sense the gears turning in the screenwriters' heads as they try to figure out a way to breathe some fresh life into this franchise. ...read more

  • 25
    Film.com - by William Goss
    The most frightening thing about the franchise at this point is that it just keeps on going, undaunted by the characteristics by which the first film made its name. Family is still family and a brand is still a brand, but the blade… well, it’s only grown dull. ...read more

  • 20
    Total Film - by George Bass
    Sadly, this leap onto the stereoscopic bandwagon marks a new low for the franchise, as far away in quality from the '74 original as it is in years. ...read more

  • 20
    Empire - by Kim Newman
    A clunky, lumbering sequel that, like its masked protagonist, has no redeeming features. ...read more

  • 20
    New York Daily News - by Joe Neumaier
    Texas Chainsaw 3D sees itself as over-the-top and knowing, but what we ultimately get is simply eyes without a face. ...read more

  • 12
    Boston Globe - by Wesley Morris
    All the makers of Texas Chainsaw 3D cared about was getting your $16. ...read more

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User Comments & Reviews

  1. Liana Shimunova

    “Texas Chainsaw 3D” is not a very original slasher film. It mostly serves fans of the horror genre with its stereotypical characters and gore.