Saw VI (2009)



Critic Consensus: It won't earn the franchise many new fans, but Saw VI is a surprising step up for what has become an intricately grisly annual tradition.

Movie Info

Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

Rating: R (for sequences of grisly bloody violence, torture and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 26, 2010
Box Office: $27.7M
Lionsgate - Official Site


as Jigsaw/John

as Erickson

as Amanda

as Pamela Jenkins

as Debbie

as Shelby

as Newscaster

as Female Addict

as Male Addict

as Clinic Nurse

as Irate Clinic Woman

as Security Guard

as Female Officer

as Agent Perez
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Critic Reviews for Saw VI

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (13)

If you haven't followed the series up until now, there's not much point in trying to catch up.

Full Review… | October 29, 2009
Village Voice
Top Critic

This script, by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, has a more lyrical bent, and a more satiric bite, than any of the other Saw sequels.

Full Review… | October 28, 2009
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Saw VI's story is now so ugly and bent out of shape, it's impossible to follow - more fool you for trying.

Full Review… | September 29, 2012

It's strange that a few people have been saying that this entry is a step in the right direction for the franchise. The only right step this franchise could take would be to end.

Full Review… | September 24, 2012

It's funny, but the thing that the series seems to have lost track of amidst all the soap opera and moralizing is the idea that these are horror films.

Full Review… | April 5, 2011

Thrives on extreme, ghastly gore as its primary motivation, making all other concerns secondary; in essence, it's more an endurance test than it is a movie.

Full Review… | November 9, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Saw VI


Saw VI is by far the second best film in the series and a very good horror film. The story isn't necessarily any different yhan the other Saw movie, but it has the best tension since the original film, it is by far one of the goriest in the series, and is fun for people who have kept up with the series. The cast is just ok just like all the films, some people gave the film a great tension, and some gave it a real boring feel. The gore is just as good as past Saw films, if not better, im serious I mean the merry go round torture device was by far the coolest thing the series has had other than the original bathroom in the first film. Saw VI is a not just another Saw film, its the best since the first, and even though the first is still by far the best, this one was almost just as great.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer


Okay...It's still good. But it's starting to feel like we aren't getting nowhere with the series. Once again I repeat...Killing Jigsaw so early was a big mistake. Hoffman is a great guy....But it's just not the same. Maybe it's good that the next one is the last one. We gotta move forward. Still good though. Brutal opening scene

Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer


As much as I hate to admit it, this movie was actually pretty good. Although we are stuck with the one dimensional and frankly boring characters (Betsy Russell, Costas Mandylor) from the other movies that we kinda wanted to die already, atleast the sixth movie does something that the fifth did not and that is close some chapters that have been left open through out the entire span of the franchise that we were just waiting for. The traps were better than the last, even if the ending was kind of an anti-climax. If I hear "game over" one more time from someone who isn't Jigsaw, I may scream. Cue scream for Saw Seven. Bleh.

Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer

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