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Parents' Guide to

Texas Chainsaw 3D

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Dumb characters, lots of gore, in seventh Chainsaw movie.

Movie R 2013 92 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+

Here We Go Again

More gore, more saucy moments and more redneck fun. Let us see if this years Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be the biggest in the series since the 1974 one.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 2+


it had no blood

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (22 ):

TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D starts with some good ideas. It follows immediately on the trail of the original classic, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and introduces the main character as Leatherface's cousin. The movie touches slightly on the idea of families looking out for one another, which makes for an interesting dynamic toward the end. Unfortunately, the bulk of the movie is just another slasher flick, albeit a non-supernatural one.

Characters usually suffer their terrible fates through blatant stupidity, such as trusting the mysterious hitchhiker alone in a house full of valuables. They rarely behave in an even remotely logical manner -- for example, there's a scene in which a cop explores the Sawyer mansion alone. Director John Luessenhop shoots cleanly in order to capitalize on the 3-D effects, but there's nothing particularly scary or even imaginative here. Overall, it's better than some of the entries in this series but nowhere near as powerful as the first.

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