The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre2003

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)



Critic Consensus: An unnecessary remake that's more gory and less scary than the original.

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A tale of five 20-somethings whose free spirited road trip becomes a terrifying descent into madness. When they find themselves isolated in a rural Texas community, they fall into the clutches of a monstrous clan of Texas cannibals and find themselves being whittled away by the chainsaw-wielding Leather face.

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Andrew Bryniarski
as Thomas Hewitt
R. Lee Ermey
as Sheriff Hoyt
David Dorfman
as Jedidiah
Lauren German
as Teenage Girl
Terrence Evans
as Old Monty
Heather Kafka
as Henrietta
Kathy Lamkin
as Tea Lady in Trailer
Laura German
as Adolescent
Brad Leland
as Big Rig Bob
Andrew Prine
as The Old Man
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Critic Reviews for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

All Critics (158) | Top Critics (43)

An initially promising, but quickly disappointing retread of Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel's hugely influential horror classic.

April 16, 2008 | Full Review…

'Inspired by a true story' presumably adds to the sordid thrills; maybe we should look forward to entertainments about Nazis torturing children.

April 16, 2008 | Full Review…

You'll have to overcome resentment towards this unnecessary remake before you can be properly terrorised but, on its own terms, it plays well.

December 30, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Here's a slice of advice: Go to the video store and rent the original.

October 3, 2006 | Rating: 2/4

The best one can say is that his version is not slavishly in thrall to Hooper's: boring, fright-free and pointless, maybe, but not craven.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's horrible and explicitly violent, but never authentically scary.

January 15, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


As good as horror films get!

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer


This decent remake is not half as terrifying and shocking as the original masterpiece (how could it be?), while Jessica Biel pales in (an unfair) comparison with Marilyn Burns, whose absolute terror was evident there, but the movie does have its good moments.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Boring and tedious easily describe one of the poorer horror remakes in the 21st Century. With the lead characters doing nothing but swearing and screaming for the entire film, what's the point of trying to make the audience sympathize with them? Aside from R. Lee Ermey as the corrupted sheriff, the opening with the crime scene is the only aspect of the this feature that's worth watching.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

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