With Danny Glover, Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, Monica Potter
Directed by James Wan

Reports of this film as being a total gross out shocker is a bit of an overstatement. Along the mood of films like Fincher's
Se7en, this brutal thriller has two men waking up, both handcuffed at opposite sides of a room, a body lying between them in a pool of blood. The methods and past innovative murders of the serial killer responsible gets exposed in gruesome detail to the viewer as our two helpless men get clues and instructions on how to go free (the clock ticking). Then there is the cop that let the killer get away. This is a cleverly written flick, with elaborate and creative deaths to go with its moody atmosphere and suspense built around impending doom. Sadistic, cold hearted and brutal in parts, if you've seen the ending to the first Mad Max, you'll know what inevitability involving a hacksaw will swing by at least one of the characters. And if you know your actors' names (lead and below the top billing), this may help you in figuring out who the killer is, due to his subtle presence and non-visibility at the same time.

4 / B
- PB

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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