75

Chicago Tribune

By Robert 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

Premiere

By Addison MacDonald
Manages to pull off an adequate amount of scares, when compared to most horror flicks in theaters this Halloween season.
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63

ReelViews

By James 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

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael 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

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen 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

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As the eviscerations ensue, the truth becomes undeniable: This is easily the most gruesome, most pointless, episode of "Scooby Doo" ever.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Director Marcus Nispel, a rock video vet making his feature debut, knows how to ratchet up the tension. His remake is a far, far better-looking thing than the original. There's also more humor, especially in the over-the-top performance of drill sergeant-turned-actor R. Lee Ermey as the loudest of the inbreds.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

The remaining twisted population that likes this kind of movie will enjoy a horror film that is surprisingly stylish.
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50

USA Today

By Mike 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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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Chainsaw is produced by Michael Bay (Bad Boys I and II), which explains its soullessness. But nothing explains the flaw in this bad boy: How can a movie scare you when you’ve seen it all before?
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38 out of 100
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