The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Synopsis
Four friends meet up with young Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski) and his deadly clan.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The whole fear-of-obese-hillbillies device is starting to smell as stale as Leatherface's playroom. Does this horror trend simply reflect a...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A lot more enjoyable if you can leave your cognitive skills at the door.
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50

Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
"The Beginning" is a better movie than the 2003 remake, even if the plot is understandably similar. There are only so many ways hapless...
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Misses everything that made the first one eat into your spine like meningitis.
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Who will survive and what will be left of them? If you don't have a pretty good idea, this is not the movie for you. If you do, rest...
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Just another trip down a very dusty road.
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25

Boston Globe

The new prequel isn't really a slasher movie at all. It's a mess, with too much to say, and an odd genre in which to preach.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
If watching people having their faces cut off, getting their legs amputated and having their throats tenderly slit is your idea of a...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

Unlike "Hostel" or "Wolf Creek," TCM:B is rank and depressing.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Putridly written, directed and acted.
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If Gore U Want, Gore You Get!!!

By 7red7
There is a specific fan for these types of films, you know who you are, All others beware this is gore for gore's sake--The only real acting in this movie is R. Lee Emery who goes way over the...

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I've seen more interesting bowel movements.

By wigman
A real piece of crap! Don't waste your $....

sucks!

By icebox
please don't see this movie. it was the worst movie i've ever seen. yes, it was worse than hostel. it's the most predictable piece of crap ever....

chainsaw massacre

By rottoger
scary, origanal better...

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Rated R | For strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Bloody gore fest retreads old gruesome ground.
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