With Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Lyriq Bent, Donnie
Wahlberg, Angus Macfadyen, Betsy Russell, Shawnee Smith
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman

John Kramer (aka Jigsaw) and his accomplice is no more. But the man's cunning and deadly games (teaching people the value of life) reaches beyond the grave as Detective Hoffman is given a sealed cassette found in Jigsaw's stomach at his autopsy. The cycle continues as a S.W.A.T. team officer is drawn into the deadly game and it comes to light (via FBI agents also pulled into the fray) that there had to be another collaborator. Flashbacks to how Jigsaw reached his state of mind shed more light on the tragic character, and as to be expected, the labyrinthine storyline keeps the viewer guessing as a series of ludicrously complex torture-trap set-pieces litter the narrative, many past characters tied in. While this sadistic cinematic formula has very little flesh left on its bones, somehow the Saw producers (who'd been there since the beginning) succeed in keeping it intriguing and grissly enough for audiences to come back for more.

4 / B
- Paul Blom

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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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