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Saw IV Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
November 3, 2012
The first thing you see in Saw IV is Jigsaw's balls. A sign of things to come? Most definitely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 7, 2010
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
October 31, 2009
We now find ourselves in the downward slope of the Saw series as Saw IV stretches credibility to the breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
October 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Grierson
Screendaily
July 23, 2008
This gruesomely efficient horror sequel shows noticeable wear and tear.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
I do wish that these movies were well made, because I actually think the premises are quite clever, but unless a veteran who is more confident in his abilities takes over, we are left with what could have been...
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 10, 2008
Poor Jigsaw. The architect of the most deadly traps ever committed to celluloid has endured inoperable cancer, a debilitating car crash and even the premature death of his son, but nothing as painful or degrading as 'Saw IV.'
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
February 27, 2008
... any serious consideration of the killer's fascination with violence is superseded by the director's (and the returning viewers') own sadistic pleasures.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 8, 2008
Outro típico exemplar da série: o final, como de hábito, é até engenhoso, mas a fórmula cada vez mais desgastada exige paciência até que cheguemos a ele.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
December 26, 2007
Whereas the first Saw and the third met the right balance, the second film and now the fourth push things a little too far and end up being less effective as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 21, 2007
Were it not for the saving grace of Tobin Bell's mere presence, there's little doubt that Saw IV would come off about as well as a typical straight-to-video horror sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
November 17, 2007
Torture, you may recall, used to be an unparsable, unpardonable sin. Now it's porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
November 14, 2007
Like many villains before him, John turns out to have been wronged rather randomly, an act of terrible violence that he absorbs into his worldview.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 9, 2007
Opens with the clinically graphic dissection of the deceased Jigsaw, who finally lives up to (dies down to?) his name by being separated into pieces...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
November 4, 2007
Might be the best since the first, but still a task to watch. A painful, meaningless task.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
November 3, 2007
Previously, Jigsaw and the filmmakers played fair, but too much about this latest instalment seems simply arbitrary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
World Voice News
November 1, 2007
Stultifying in its pseudo-sensationalistic schlock, this numbingly and nightmarish narrative has no legitimate creepy conviction beyond flexing its meaningless, morose muscles
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 1, 2007
There's more gore in store. Now here's "Saw IV."
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!
November 1, 2007
The puzzles in this movie and the infinite number of sequels which have already been queued behind it have been designed to tear the dead presidents from your wallet like a sobriety chip from the shaky palm of Lindsay Lohan.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
November 1, 2007
Like the movie's mysterious Jigsaw doppelgänger, Saw IV is itself a poor substitute for the original (or even the first two sequels).
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