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      Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

      R Released Jan 12, 1990 1h 21m Horror List
      13% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 30% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings Driving through Texas, young yuppie couple Michelle (Kate Hodge) and Ryan (William Butler) stop at the Last Chance Gas Station, but after they witness the owner attacking a hitchhiker named Tex (Viggo Mortensen), they panic and flee. In their hasty departure, they get lost and soon find themselves pursued by the chainsaw-toting maniac known as Leatherface (R.A. Mihailoff). While running, the couple bump into survivalist Benny (Ken Foree), who they team up with in an effort to escape. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness A failed attempt by New Line to reinvent the titular chainsawer into a Freddy Krueger-style villain. Rated: D+ Jul 24, 2005 Full Review Richard Harrington Washington Post For those who saw the first two Massacres, this will seem pretty much deja-boo! Nov 16, 2001 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed I much preferred it over the second film... May 16, 2013 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a typically underwhelming horror sequel... Rated: 2/4 Jan 9, 2013 Full Review Dustin Putman TheFilmFile.com Lacks the clarity and identity of the earlier 1974 and 1986 installments. Rated: 2/4 Oct 24, 2008 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy It's certainly a cut above the standard late-'80s horror film, though hardly up to the level of Tobe Hooper's original. Rated: 5/10 Jun 17, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Liam D Easily the most forgettable movie in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Even in its unrated cut the film is surprisingly gutless and the laughable marking of “The Most Controversial Movie Ever Made” it’s an mediocre slasher nothing more nothing less but with one of the greatest teaser trailers ever made Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 05/25/24 Full Review George X Warner Bros. first Leatherface movie, well it's not awesome but The Saw Is Family. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Nathalie F I like how they introduced the whole family, though i prefer the 1st film :) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/24 Full Review Blu B The title is extremely misleading. You think your going to get a story focused on Leatherface and what this really is, is a bigger budget remake of the original basically. The acting, cinematography, and editing are terrible. The music isn't good either and is boring and the same track used half the time. And I can't state enough how horrifcally boring pacing wise this gets in the end. This does nothing better than the original despite the higher budget which somehow actually seems to work against it. Gone is any of the gritty, raw atmosphere and asetics of the original and replaced with shock value and just dumb moments. There is too many family members and it never explains where they all came from or how they are related to Leatherface because the opening credits say everyone except him died so it makes no sense at all. No one is creepy at all and just over the top cartoons most of the time than anything else. This relies so much on shock value and the ending is more like a bad action movie than a horror flick filled with farfecthed action and one liners. It's super dissappointing because the first 30 minutes is actually kind of good, well shot, moody, and focused including Viggo who as a normal guy is actually likeable and solid. Than once it turns to night it never recovers. It loses focus completely in the middle and I can't tell you who the main character is really. Benny is the smartest character but his character somehow is dumb at the same time. There is so many farfetched scenes in the end and this has no tension at all in the slightest as it feels like once she is captured stuff just happens that isn't important at all to the story. It's amazing how the original had shocking moments but it never felt pointless like his does. This completely misses the point of what made the first so amazing. Skip This at all cost. This is an insult to the original. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/09/23 Full Review Edward F If this were a stand alone movie I would have given it a 2.5 or 3 rating, but, unfortunately, this movie was a sequel, and therefore, it sucked. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 10/11/23 Full Review Serge C Whoa creepy cannibal kid, cool to see evil Viggo Mortensen, Kurtzman & Nicotero were underused.. swamp Leatherface was awesome but he doesn't get enough screen time and i was mostly bored 🍿 Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Driving through Texas, young yuppie couple Michelle (Kate Hodge) and Ryan (William Butler) stop at the Last Chance Gas Station, but after they witness the owner attacking a hitchhiker named Tex (Viggo Mortensen), they panic and flee. In their hasty departure, they get lost and soon find themselves pursued by the chainsaw-toting maniac known as Leatherface (R.A. Mihailoff). While running, the couple bump into survivalist Benny (Ken Foree), who they team up with in an effort to escape.
      Director
      Jeff Burr
      Producer
      Robert Engelman
      Distributor
      New Line Cinema
      Production Co
      New Line Cinema
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 12, 1990, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 1, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.8M
      Runtime
      1h 21m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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