Saw IV Reviews

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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
October 26, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 29, 2007
It's somewhat better put together than Saw II or III, though there isn't a scare in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 27, 2007
Easily the worst and most pointless episode of the gore-saturated quadrology.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Tim Grierson
Screendaily
July 23, 2008
This gruesomely efficient horror sequel shows noticeable wear and tear.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 26, 2007
An excessively convoluted rehash of its predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 26, 2007
It is impossible to take a movie seriously when the movie obviously doesn't care if you do or not.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
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
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
October 26, 2007
By far the best installment of this cringingly moronic odyssey of pain. There's something to be said about leaving a theater with only a mild cultural headache instead of a knee-buckling case of cinematic depression.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 31, 2007
Perfunctory and confusing and needlessly over-plotty...but somewhat better-constructed and significantly less morally outrageous than at the very least Saw III.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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
Top Critic
Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 29, 2007
After two solid entries and an OK one, the franchise is getting long in the tooth: This one is Saw It Be-IV.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 2, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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Scott Schueller
Chicago Tribune
October 29, 2007
A film as edgy as a rubber knife.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
October 26, 2007
Two of the more degrading and debasing hours of big-screen "entertainment" that you are likely to endure in this lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 26, 2007
Saw IV almost makes you believe there are hundreds of rooms out there at this very minute with puppets, tricycles, and audio tapes just waiting for the next game.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

ComingSoon.net
October 29, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 3, 2007

Screen International
November 17, 2007

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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