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Saw IV (2007)



Critic Consensus: Saw IV is more disturbing than compelling, with material already seen in the prior installments.

Movie Info

The murderous mayhem continues in this blood-soaked installment of the sadistic horror film series that has kept viewers screaming since Halloween of 2004.more
Rating: R (for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture throughout, and for language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 22, 2008
Box Office: $63.3M
Lionsgate Films - Official Site


Tobin Bell
as Jigsaw/John
Scott Patterson
as Agent Strahm
Athena Karkanis
as Agent Perez
Donnie Wahlberg
as Eric Mathews
James Van Patten
as Dr. Heffner
David Boyce
as Pathologist
Kelly Jones
as SWAT Pete
Niamh Wilson
as Corbett
Janet Land
as Morgan
Joanne Boland
as Crime Scene Photogra...
Zoe Heath
as Lab Technician
Bill Vibert
as Young Cop
Noam Jenkins
as Michael
Alison Luther
as Young Girl
David Webster
as Dr. Steve
Sandra Manson
as Nurse Patti
Oren Koules
as The Man
David Webster
as Dr. Steve
Kim Roberts
as Nurse Deborah
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Critic Reviews for Saw IV

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (20)

Like the movie's mysterious Jigsaw doppelgänger, Saw IV is itself a poor substitute for the original (or even the first two sequels).

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The first thing you see in Saw IV is Jigsaw's balls. A sign of things to come? Most definitely.

Full Review… | November 3, 2012

There's the obligatory twist at the end, which hardly makes up for the excruciating boredom viewers are forced to endure. But, hey, if you're paying for torture, expect to suffer.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Georgia Straight

We now find ourselves in the downward slope of the Saw series as Saw IV stretches credibility to the breaking point.

Full Review… | October 31, 2009
Cinema Sight

Jigsaw is an interesting character with an interesting worldview and an interesting way of carrying out his will. It's too bad the movies themselves aren't worthy of him.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008

This gruesomely efficient horror sequel shows noticeable wear and tear.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008

Audience Reviews for Saw IV

Saw IV is not for everyone, of course, since each new movie of the series is only for those who have been watching from the beginning. The plot is now more intricate then ever and much less original, even if it also has another shocking ending.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Saw IV is a bad film to make, and I know realize they should have stopped making Saw films after the first one. The plot is very boring, after the second film I thought "oh cool, this will all be one big story," but now I realize they are running out of ideas and are now making crappy sequels just to make money, and i mean come om, I know I am stupid for just realizing this, but where the hell do they have the time to make all these torture contraptions. The cast was just plain bad and they all were not even close as good as the original Saw film, and I like them less with each Saw film I watch. The torture scenes are still really gory, and they keep to their name of being a gory film, but its seems like that the movie is completely focusing on the torture scenes. I am watching the Saw films for the first time, so i have been watching them and now I have just finished the fourth, and I can tell you right now that I liked the endings of the first three, but this ending was not even close to as surprising as those films, and I was very disappointed. Saw 4 is just another Saw film, and even though I enjoyed the first film, I really have not come to enjoy the series, and I expect the more Saw films I watch, the more disappointed I will be.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer


This is one of my least favourite Saw movies and that depresses me because it has a lot of good in it, yet somehow between trying to give us the history of John Kramer (Jigsaw) and keep up with the usual inovative gore fest that we know, I think this movie got a little lost along the way. It seemed hurried, overplotted and fragmented at times with a confusing ending that never really tied up any of the loose strings of the other movies, like the three before it did so splendidly. Disappointing.

Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer

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