Saw III (2006)
Critic Consensus: Saw III does little beyond repeating its predecessor's tropes on a gorier level.
Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is back, and this time he's concocted his deadliest set of traps yet in this gore-soaked sequel written by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, and directed by Saw II's Darren Lynn Bousman. Picking up directly where its predecessor left off, Saw III finds Jigsaw near death and fighting to stay alive for one final game. Determined to show his protégé, Amanda (Shawnee Smith), what it truly means to carry out his deadly game, the ailing Jigsaw instructs his apprentice to kidnap unsuspecting doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) in order to ensure that he survives long enough to see how his latest victim Jeff (Angus MacFadyen) fares when faced with the prospect of imminent death. As Lynn and Jeff both struggle to beat the clock and carry out their tasks before Jigsaw draws his final breath, a much larger plan begins to emerge that shows just how cunning the legendary killer can truly be. … More
|Rating:||R (for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense, Horror|
|Directed By:||Darren Lynn Bousman|
|Written By:||Leigh Whannell|
|In Theaters:||Oct 27, 2006 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jan 23, 2007|
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as John Cramer/Jigsaw
as Dr. Lynn Denlon
as Eric Matthews
as Judge Halden
as Denica Scott
as Forensic Hoffman
as Doctor No. 1
as Female Forensic
as Male Nurse
as Xavier (Dead)
as SWAT Member Pete
as SWAT Member Joe
as Young Boy
as Gun Shot Victim
as Aftermath Cop
as Doctor No. 1
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Critic Reviews for Saw III
God or Jack Valenti only knows how this work of pure entertainment got an R rating 'for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language.'
Images jump, blip, strobe, and shock like an epileptic seizure - all the result of director Darren Lynn Bousman's lack of trust in his screenplay.
Witness the distortion of the series' original premise bastardized by those who believe they know better.
The power of "Saw III" lies not in the gore, torture, or tension, but in the relationship between Amanda and Jigsaw.
The extreme gore is gratuitous, and character development non-existent in a movie packed with the cookie-cutter visual design of the previous two films. Torturer, victim and audience become one.
Audience Reviews for Saw III
Saw 3 is the the end of the trilogy of Jigsaw, but its just another Saw sequel that doesn't live up to the first. The plot is actually getting cliche and the same with every movie, but I still am that kind of person who completely loves the mysterious endings of the Saw films. The cast is ok I guess, I can't complain but if their is a Oscar for screaming your A$$ off to being tortured, these people would win. Saw 3 is not a bad film actually, but the problem is that (just like the second film) the movie just doesn't have that sense of excitement like the first, and i'm pretty sure none of the sequels will.
Without a doubt my favourite Saw movie. The whole point of this movie, which I think some people miss, is to bring the standard "shock" of just how twisted some of the torture scenes are to a personal level. If you have kids, the themes hit you a little harder than any of the other themes in any other Saw movie. However, like every Saw movie, the plot becomes tiring as the twists and turns start to nauseate you rather than engross you. Slow down Bousman, my head hurts.
Has alot of gore, but left feeling like any Saw movie made after this one would just start to get really boring and typical.
Saw III Quotes
|Judge Halden:||Jeff! Just keep standing there, you're an accomplice to murder! Are you a murder?|
|Jeff Reinhart:||I've wanted to kill him everyday. For three years, I wanted to kill you. Yeah, maybe I am.|
|Judge Halden:||You'll lose your family. Your wife, your daughter!|
|Jeff Reinhart:||I forgive you.|
|Dr. Lynn Denlon:||[before the surgery] Alright, John, I need you to keep your head to the side and keep still. What's going on here is your brain is pushing against your skull. I'm going to try and relieve the pressure by cutting away a little bit of your skull. It should help you with your headaches and drastically improve your motor skills. Do you understand?|
|Jigsaw:||All too well.|
|Dr. Lynn Denlon:||[while Amanda is comforting John] He can't hear you. He doesn't even know you're there.|
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