'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   6 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   68 reviews
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    13
    All the makers of "Texas Chainsaw 3D" cared about was getting your $16.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Pete Vonder Haar Village Voice (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    20
    "Texas Chainsaw 3D" sees itself as over-the-top and knowing, but what we ultimately get is simply eyes without a face.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Joe Leydon Variety (Top Critic)
    A better-than-average horror-thriller that relies more on potent suspense than graphic savagery or stereoscopic tricks.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    50
    An effort is made to provide some character definition for Leatherface, which is probably a mistake. He's much scarier as a cipher.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • William Goss Film.com (Top Critic)
    Truth be told, the most frightening thing about the franchise at this point is that it just keeps on going.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    In-your-face 3D and a half-hearted attempt at psychological complexity add little to this umpteenth Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    20
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Steve Newton Georgia Straight
    50
    It deserves a modicum of credit for actually making you despise a chainsaw-wielding maniac less than a bunch of lowlife redneck scum.
    Full Review » 1 year ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    75
    Texas Chainsaw immediately establishes itself as a significant improvement over the various other entries in this enduring franchise...
    Full Review » 1 year ago
  • Glenn Lovell CinemaDope
    25
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
    40
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
    50
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Graham Young Birmingham Mail
    20
    ( ... ) 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).
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Nick Nunziata CHUD
    20
    Leatherface is a loser.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Henry Northmore The List
    40
    There are some gory kills and some goofy fun as a huge chainsaw thrusts out of the screen in 3D, but this is a generic by the numbers slasher that squanders TCM's grimy history.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle
    40
    This new film survives on its formulaic horror mechanics and the powerful image of a chain saw wielded in 3-D.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Kristian Harloff Schmoes Know
    0
    Seeing a flick in January usually means lowering your expectations, but no moviegoer should have to endure this.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Mark Ellis Schmoes Know
    10
    Leatherface is the smartest one in this picture: he's the only one with the good sense to cover up his face so no one will know he was involved in this putrid waste of time.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy
    20
    Includes some of the absolute worst 3-D effects that I can ever remember seeing.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • A.A. Dowd Time Out Chicago
    20
    When making a sequel to a beloved genre classic, it's generally unwise to include clips of the masterpiece you're attempting to live up to.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ed Whitfield The Ooh Tray
    Texas Chainsaw 3D is the sort of movie that makes you wish they made kevler contact lenses.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Paul Chambers Movie Chambers
    42
    "Texas Chainsaw 3D" is not a very original slasher film. It mostly serves fans of the horror genre with its stereotypical characters and gore.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk
    38
    math doesn't mean much in Texas Chainsaw, nor does logic, for that matter, or anything resembling originality or daring
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jackie K. Cooper jackiekcooper.com
    40
    An inane, insane horror movie but Alexandra Daddario makes it bearable.
    Full Review » 2 years ago