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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Horrible horror prequel has bloody violence, gore.

Movie R 2017 90 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 12+

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Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (2):
Kids say (5):

This horror movie serves up unapologetic blood-and-guts, its goal to be as repellant as possible and, given those parameters, it's a raving success. Raving is the operative word as most of the protagonists in Leatherface are escaped inmates from a psychotic ward, and those who aren't should be. Lili Taylor does a great job playing Verna, the fiercely protective Texas farm mama who has taught all her boys how to carve up annoying neighbors with a chainsaw. And her boys are made of stern stuff. Jackson's been shot and badly wounded while escaping a vengeful sheriff, and although most people with that kind of injury and blood loss would be moaning in pain, flat on a bed, Jackson enjoys a brisk trot through the woods wielding a live chainsaw, in pursuit of a terrified woman. And boy, does he make his mama proud.

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