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The saw is family, apparently.

Advantages: A relatively convincing central performance from Jim Siedow as the family head; Leatherface’s erotic advances are occasionally genuinely menacing; nice to see two arrogant boy racers get their comeuppance.
Disadvantages: Generally lacklustre acting, with Dennis Hopper especially unconvincing; a lack of plot direction as the film seems unable to decide whether to be serious or comedic; the film lacks the gritty and silent menace of the original.

When the original film in this series, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, was released in 1974 it was an instant hit with audiences, and as such the production of a sequel was an inevitability. When producing a sequel the secret is essentially ...

B.Bligh 05.07.2001 · Read full review
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Crap. Plain and Simple.

Advantages: Chainsaw swordfight. Tom Savini's effects.
Disadvantages: Everything else!

...What drives a person to follow up a story with another? Is it the chance to expand and mature characters? Is it to try and engender the person experiencing the story with a deeper affection and understanding of the mythos you have created? Or is it to mak ...

peppersinclaire 17.09.2002 · Read full review
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Fancy some chilli?

Advantages: Scary,sick,funny,mad,Dennis Hopper and Jim Siedow.
Disadvantages: Dvd does not have many special features.Leatherface was abit lame.

Ive read the other reviews of this film and was surprised that the people did not really like this film.I loved it.I found it brilliant in fact.It is bloody,insane,shocking and funny at the same time.I enjoyed this movie more than the first which was made ...

Rachey 22.03.2004 · Read full review
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The Buzz is back!

Advantages: Great FX - a true massacre!
Disadvantages: Not a patch on the original, the humor doesnt work so well

Leatherface!, Grandpa!, The Hitchhiker!, And the other bloke!, they’re all here!, but hey, ..wait a minute, I don’t remember the Texas Chainsaw Massacre being like this?! What the hell has happened? Somehow the sequel to one of the most disturbing and ter ...

pizzacat 12.07.2000 · Read full review

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Something not quite right

Advantages: Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, some good set-pieces
Disadvantages: Confusing, not very scary, uses gore for shock value rather than suspense.

...really look forward to seeing a film but TCM 2 was a bit different - I had heard that this was even scarier than the first and much bloodier - while the latter is trye I'm afraid I just didn't find this scary and I just can't really work out ...

DanClegg 05.12.2000 · Read full review

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