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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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? show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    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. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 60
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Has no pretensions about sneaking up on you -- it simply charges, motor humming and blades flying, carving the spot where masochism and entertainment meet. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film delivers with enough consistency to warrant a qualified recommendation for those seeking a few extra scares at this time of the year. show more

  • 63
    Addison MacDonald Premiere

    Manages to pull off an adequate amount of scares, when compared to most horror flicks in theaters this Halloween season. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    A lot more violent and a tad less creepy than the 1974 original, the much-changed remake delivers enough gory, belligerent mayhem to keep horror fans screaming. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    As the eviscerations ensue, the truth becomes undeniable: This is easily the most gruesome, most pointless, episode of "Scooby Doo" ever. show more

similar movies

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

  • The Amityville Horror (2005)

  • House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

  • The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1995)

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