Saw II (2005)



Critic Consensus: Saw II is likely to please the gore-happy fans of the original, though it may be too gruesome for those not familiar with first film's premise.

Movie Info

Jigsaw, the diabolical criminal who captured the imagination of horror fans in the 2004 hit Saw, returns in this equally bloody sequel. Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) is a police detective who, after discovering the aftermath of a particularly gruesome murder, is convinced that Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is up to his ugly tricks again. Matthews' hunch turns out to be correct, but the master criminal proves to be disconcertingly easy to capture. As it happens, Jigsaw is eager to be put behind bars in … More

Rating: R (for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
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Written By: Darren Lynn Bousman, Leigh Whannell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 14, 2006
Box Office: $87.0M
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Critic Reviews for Saw II

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (32)

In a fun house like this the elaborate tortures seem to leave behind the real world of pain and suffering for the realm of slapstick; they're the kind of horrors that make you scream and laugh at the same time.

Full Review… | December 10, 2005
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The film doesn't take the direction most sequels do and manages to adequately follow up the original.

Full Review… | October 31, 2009
Cinema Sight

In every way superior to its predecessor in terms of performances, story, characterization, gore, and climax.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

like the story, hate the directing

July 5, 2008

A Reloaded style one-up in which more people are trapped in bigger places and forced to perform scarier tasks with nastier results. Wow.

Full Review… | January 17, 2008
Projection Booth

Quite hideous.

Full Review… | September 27, 2007
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Saw II


I suppose that I am watching this for the sake of continuity.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

I didn't think they could do a sequal so diffrent from the first one...but still this good. And the twist at the end....I don't see how it could be possible to see that one coming...great stuff

Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer


Saw 2 is the sequel to the incredible first installment, and to be honest I was sort of dissapointed. The plot of the film was not even close to the twists and secrets of the first, but although it didn't live up to the first it still had some really cool and surprising moments. The cast was just okay to me, there were way too many cast members in this, I loved how the torturing in the first was only two guys, but now we have like 7 people being trapped and it made it lose it touch. There was a lot more blood and gore, which was really better and nail biting. The ending connected the first film and second together and i'm beginning to realize this series is one big story, which I think is cool, and even though this wasn't as good as the first, I enjoyed it and I hope when I watch the third film it will get better.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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