Saw III (2006)



Critic Consensus: Saw III does little beyond repeating its predecessor's tropes on a gorier level.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R (for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Leigh Whannell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 23, 2007
Box Office: $80.2M
Lionsgate Films - Official Site


as John Cramer/Jigsaw

as Amanda

as Dr. Lynn Denlon

as Eric Matthews

as Judge Halden

as Denica Scott

as Forensic Hoffman

as Nurse

as Corbett

as Deborah

as Doctor No. 1

as Female Forensic

as Male Nurse

as Paramedic

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

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (22)

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.'

Full Review… | November 7, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 1, 2010

Witness the distortion of the series' original premise bastardized by those who believe they know better.

Full Review… | October 31, 2009
Cinema Sight

The power of "Saw III" lies not in the gore, torture, or tension, but in the relationship between Amanda and Jigsaw.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

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.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009

Staying mostly faithful to the successful blueprint of its two earlier installments, Saw III is an adequate sequel that works well enough on its own terms.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008

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.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer


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.

Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer

Has alot of gore, but left feeling like any Saw movie made after this one would just start to get really boring and typical.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

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