Critic Consensus: Saw is more than nasty enough for genre junkies, but far too twisted, gory, and shallow for more discerning horror fans.
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Critic Reviews for Saw
How such a cruelly empty and infantile movie got made is mystery enough. More puzzling is why Cary Elwes, Danny Glover and Monica Potter would sign on as co-stars.
Though dumber than a box of rocks, Saw forges ahead with the kind of conviction and energy that will keep bad-cinema junkies sitting bolt upright.
The horror flick Saw started a chain-Saw of sequels and that is now one of the most successful of the chop-and-slash variety. It's not a bad way to spend a Halloween evening.
James Wan's horror film Saw is full of demented twists and guilty-looking actors, but the scenario is cruel enough to make you squirm.
Audience Reviews for Saw
not a fan of the gore fest horror films that this movie started generating but this was a decent movie. The twist to me was slightly unrealistic as how could a man alive lay there that long and not move once or show breathing . . .
A gruesome, perverse and highly macabre movie that is also really ingenious and gripping. There is something pretty compelling about the twisted reasons behind the killer's doings and the film ends with one of the most surprising and unpredictable scenes I can remember.
Apart from the many plot holes, I think this is decent gore film.
|John/Jigsaw:||Yes officer, I'm sick. Sick from the disease eating away at me from the inside, sick of people who don't appreciate their blessing, sick of those who scoff at the suffering of others. I'm sick of it all!|
|Dr. Lawrence Gordon:||I did not cheat on her!|
|Adam:||What do you care what I think anyway? I don't give a crap if you covered yourself in peanut butter and had a 15-hooker gang bang!|
|Adam:||I just a-shit ma pants!|
|Adam:||I went back to my shit hole apartment, and woke up in an actual shit hole.|
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