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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Reviews

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Overview


Genre :

Horror, Thriller

Release Date :

October 06, 2006

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Jonathan Liebesman

Starring :

Jordana Brewster, Andrew Bryniarski, R. Lee Ermey, Taylor Handley, Matthew Bomer, Diora Baird, Heather Kafka, Marietta Marich, Terrence Evans

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : D

“..Unlike Hostel or Wolf Creek, TCM:B is rank and depressing..”
by Gregory Kirschling [Entertainment Weekly]
1 of 5

“..lacks tension, proper scares and sufficient characterisation..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
1.5 of 4

“..is little more than an uninspired rehash of its immediate precursor that's been stitched together with cheaper materials..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..is just another trip down a very dusty road..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..is gross and sadistic but never scary..”
by Randy Cordova [The Arizona Republic]
“..falls somewhere between the overwrought sadism of the "Saw" series and the giddy gore-for-gore's-sake energy of "The Devil's Rejects,"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
1 of 4

“..a movie that adds a creation myth to the usual gorefest..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
“..a genuine attempt to strip the coating from the audience's nerves..”
by Sam Adams [Los Angeles Times]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Tim Cogshell [Boxoffice Magazine]

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