A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.









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Starring: , , , , , ,
Release date: Jan 4, 2013
MPAA rating: strong grisly violence and language throughout
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Runtime: 92
Movie Reviews:
  • 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.) more

  • 40
    Austin Chronicle - by Marjorie Baumgarten
    Stick around through the credits for an extra closing scene that leaves the door of Heather's new home wide open for a sequel. 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. more

  • 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. 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. more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter - by Frank Scheck
    Unlike the restrained 1974 film which cleverly relied mainly on suggestion, this version piles on the graphic, often CGI-enhanced gore. more

  • 25
    Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
    There's nothing thrilling about summarily dispatching everybody who isn't meant to survive to the credits, nothing entertaining about meathook, hatchet and chainsaw murdering that we've seen scores of times. 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. more

  • 20
    Time Out New York - by Joshua Rothkopf
    Time to fire up the critical Black & Decker: Somebody-there are six credited screenwriters-really wasn't clear on the concept. more

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

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

  • 12
    Slant Magazine - by Nick Schager
    There's no deliberate Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2-style comedy to the film, just dim-witted gruesomeness retrofitted with gimmicky contemporary trappings. more

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