Weakens, dilutes, disinfects and otherwise undermines the legacy of Tobe Hooper's 1974 original. Full Review
The New York Times
Rather than exhilaration, this bilious film offers only entrapment and despair. It's about as much fun as sitting in on an autopsy. Full Review
The film delivers with enough consistency to warrant a qualified recommendation for those seeking a few extra scares at this time of the year.
The Onion (A.V. Club)
Seems to understand its source material, but has no idea how to improve on it. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
There's nothing wrong with remakes, but as this movie amply proves, there's often nothing right about them, either Full Review