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Saw 3D (2010)

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9

Average Rating: 3.1/10
Reviews Counted: 74
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 67

Sloppily filmed, poorly acted, and illogically plotted, Saw 3D leaves viewers trapped in the most lackluster installment of the series.

14

Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 12

Sloppily filmed, poorly acted, and illogically plotted, Saw 3D leaves viewers trapped in the most lackluster installment of the series.

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Average Rating: 3/5
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Movie Info

The Saw series continues with this seventh entry, spearheaded by returning Saw VI director Kevin Greutert. Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton also are back to pen the script, which details the exploits of serial killer Jigsaw's surviving victims, who seek counseling from a self-help mentor (Sean Patrick Flanery) whose past as a previous victim figures directly into each one's fate. Cary Elwes returns to the franchise for the first time since his character survived Jigsaw's first cinematic outing

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Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton

Jan 25, 2011

$45.7M

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All Critics (74) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (67)

Though the film hardly ends the series on a triumphant note, it still qualifies as one of the better entries.

November 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Like a stumpy limb requiring quick cauterization via steam pipe (our first cringe), the Saw series is begging for closure.

November 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Strange, dumb, and sometimes even fun.

November 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comment (1)
Chicago Reader
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This series never cared for filmmaking. It never cared for human life. Now it doesn't even care for its audience or itself, scraping together the gist of the other movies, simply in order to have something to sell for Halloween.

November 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comments (2)
Boston Globe
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The same old putrid corpse.

October 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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I'm grateful that I (presumably) never have to see any more of these ever again.

October 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Salon.com | Comments (3)
Salon.com
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If you've been disappointed with the way the series has been going up until this point, Saw 3D isn't exactly going to change how you feel.

November 9, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

Saw 3D is the seventh Saw I've seen, and maybe the sickest-which is exactly what I said about Saw VI.

February 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

The 3D effects don't help at all in this bland and easily-forgettable entry in the long-running series.

January 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

Another thin Saw franchise installment. Fans of the series will find plenty of the same horrors to enjoy but the film furthers the series' decline into mediocrity.

October 5, 2012 Full Review Source: ScreenRant
ScreenRant

If only the people behind this series would watch some of the older horror films to discover what makes them good. Although, after six clones of the same film, it seems unlikely that they'll ever be able to figure it out.

September 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

Unlikely to satisfy anyone but its most loyal fans, this brings the series to a stumbling close.

August 30, 2011 Full Review Source: The National
The National

It wasn't the finale I had wanted, relying mostly on unimpressive revisions on previous films attempting to create a series-spanning plot against one man.

August 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

Clearly the Producers have no more ideas for this franchise. It's a good thing they are ending the way they wanted to. To bad its not an ending fans will enjoy or deserve.

May 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine | Comment (1)
Eclipse Magazine

The novelty has worn off and familiarity has kicked in as the creators show no signs of deviating from a well-worn formula. Now it's the Police Academy of its style.

March 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

The epic, game-changing twist of an ending which brings the series effectively full circle, is so ridiculously, even laughably over-the-top and off-the-rails that it feels more akin to the quirky, self-aware tone set by the last film.

February 10, 2011 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

The Saw franchise ends with a blood-soaked whimper.

February 5, 2011 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
IGN DVD

Fast-paced and straight-faced, and full of "ewwww!' moments that play up to the film's effectively cheesy use of 3D.

November 17, 2010 Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Comments (2)
The Age (Australia)

Saw 3D may just be the Saw-iest Saw film of them all.

November 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Well, I think I've finally seen the final "Saw," this time in 3D.

November 6, 2010 Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa) | Comments (3)
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

R.I.P., Jigsaw. Stay dead.

November 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Comments (3)
Austin Chronicle

More proof that the MPAA's ratings system is useless: If the level of gory violence in these Chuck Jones-meets-Herschell Gordon Lewis set-pieces doesn't demand an NC-17 designation, what does?

November 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Comments (8)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Hate...HATE!!!

November 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Reno News and Review
Reno News and Review

The filmmakers continue to regurgitate the same pile of puke each and every year for us to lap up. Sure, those chewed chunks of bile-soaked carrot are now in "eye-popping" 3D, but that certainly doesn't make them taste any better.

November 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Moviedex
Moviedex

It's kind of amusing in the sheer silliness of its splattery shenanigans. I don't think that was intended, but I'll take whatever value I can get out of the thing.

November 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Comment (1)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The 3D is barely-there, the clanging machine-rock soundtrack is merciless, and the traps are decidedly ho-hum. Even running its final lap, Saw still oozes mediocrity.

November 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Audience Reviews for Saw 3D

The final chapter at last! Really enjoyed all the Saw films, but even I'll admit the whole franchise has been milked way too much. This last installment is more of the same, surprise surprise, but most fans should be satisfied enough. It's all extremely fast-paced and doesn't stop to take a breather at all and picks up where the sixth one left us with a wounded detective Hoffman continuing his twisted games of carnage and also leaving a bloody mess behind against those who threaten to reveal his identity. Lots of gore and dismemberment fly all over the place with the help of 3D effects and with at least one of the traps making it into my top 10 there's lots to enjoy for lovers of ultraviolence. I was expecting something special when it came to the trademark twist ending but it didn't quite have the impact I was hoping for to be honest, but it was a fitting conclusion to the franchise... as long as another doesn't come along to ruin it. Not quite my favourite of the sequels but it was a worthwhile effort I thought.
November 2, 2011
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A horrendous waste of time; "Saw 3D" is senseless, sloppy and, ultimately stupid.
October 23, 2011
The Gandiman
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

My new boss said she just watched the first 2 or 3 of this series (and horror's her favorite genre), stating that "they're all the same". I agree, but I disagree. Each one has a plot that's slightly different from the one before (like, who's in charge, Jigsaw dies, etc.), but....this series is one of my favorites ever, because from the very first movie (which I never saw until last year), the traps, or "games" have had me hooked and I've wanted to see all the ideas they could come up with. Only one "Saw" movie has left me disappointed, but it wasn't this one!
October 22, 2011
stormyweather980

Super Reviewer

Blood. Gore. Torture. You want it? You got it. But that's ALL you got. That's right--SAW 3D, the seventh entry in the saga, is just the equivalent of a great group of people holding up a sign reading, "Guts for sale!". Because there's just no point.

I hadn't seen the short film "Saw", its spawned feature film of the same name, or any of its sequels, and I wasn't even planning to; but my friend eagerly got me on the Internet and coerced me into watching a few clips from SAW 3D. (Which ended up being at least 47% of the entire movie.) Here's how one of our conversations went while we were waiting for the second or third clip to stream:

Me: "This is a horror movie?"
Him: "Yeah."
Me: "But I don't see how it can be scary in any way."
Him: "Well, yeah, it's a splatter movie."

Seriously?? Splatter??? It's movies like this that have screwed the living B.S. out of a good, creepy horror film. Nimrods such as James Wan (who, because of the unnecessary success, puts Billy the Puppet in a "cameo" in every other one of his films: for example, in INSIDIOUS, he's on the chalkboard behind Dalton's father in one scene) remove the plots that create these such twisted, disturbing moods and replace them with people waking up in torture chambers, facing imminent death. And they STILL call THAT "horror".

Really, of what I saw, the only thing about SAW 3D that truly caught my eye was Chester Bennington--the lead vocalist of nu metal band Linkin Park--getting tortured in a bloody car sequence. Even that was grotesque and stupid. When I was in kindergarten, I remember being taught, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." So I won't comment heavily on how the series ended because they realized they didn't have enough plot left for even #7. (And I'm saying this without having seen the previous 6.)

Four words can sum it up: not a good movie.
October 7, 2011
spielberg00

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    1. Bobby: I love you Joice, I never lied about that...
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    1. Hoffman: As you may have guessed, your decision will be as difficult as pulling teeth.
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    1. Cale: Oh fuck me.
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    1. Dr. Gordon: I don't think so.
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    1. Dr. Gordon: Game over.
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    1. Dina: What are you doing, you fucking assholes!?
    2. Ryan: I think we're breaking up with you, Dina.
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