Saw IV

Saw IV



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Saw IV Reviews

Page 1 of 5
Ali Gray

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

November 3, 2012
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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 Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 1/5

July 7, 2010
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

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

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 31, 2009
Rob Gonsalves

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 Source: | Original Score: 1/5

October 18, 2008
Tim Grierson

This gruesomely efficient horror sequel shows noticeable wear and tear.

Full Review Source: Screendaily

July 23, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

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

July 22, 2008
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

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

April 10, 2008
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

... any serious consideration of the killer's fascination with violence is superseded by the director's (and the returning viewers') own sadistic pleasures.

Full Review Source: DVD Review

February 27, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

January 8, 2008
Kevin A. Ranson

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 Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4.0

December 26, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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 Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 21, 2007
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Torture, you may recall, used to be an unparsable, unpardonable sin. Now it's porn.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 17, 2007
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

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.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media

November 14, 2007
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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 Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

November 9, 2007
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

Might be the best since the first, but still a task to watch. A painful, meaningless task.

Full Review Source: Reno News and Review | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 4, 2007
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Previously, Jigsaw and the filmmakers played fair, but too much about this latest instalment seems simply arbitrary.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

November 3, 2007
Frank Ochieng
World Voice News

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

November 1, 2007
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

There's more gore in store. Now here's "Saw IV."

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2007
Mark Ramsey

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 Source: MovieJuice! | Original Score: C

November 1, 2007
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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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 Source: L.A. Weekly

November 1, 2007
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