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Saw II Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
October 31, 2009
The film doesn't take the direction most sequels do and manages to adequately follow up the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
In every way superior to its predecessor in terms of performances, story, characterization, gore, and climax.
July 5, 2008
like the story, hate the directing
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 17, 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 | Original Score: C-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 27, 2007
Quite hideous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Rob Gonsalves
August 18, 2007
The ornate sadism isn't enough to carry our interest this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
By no means a masterpiece of the genre, but it's a slickly made picture that more than delivers on the promise made on its poster--oh yes, there will be blood.
Staci Layne Wilson
February 12, 2006
Ultimately uninteresting.
February 7, 2006
The slaughter in Saw II is pretty much non-stop, but you always see it coming. The movie's not really that scary, just gross in what by now is a fairly routine way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
December 12, 2005
It's an unpleasant film with grotesque imagery, but Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" video is more unsettling than this mostly predictable bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matthew Turner
December 10, 2005
Saw 2 gives talented, creepy-looking character actor Tobin Bell the chance to shine again as the cancer-ridden serial killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
December 10, 2005
A grimy and relentless portrayal of high-tension cruelty that's excruciating to watch but as riveting as a nail gun to the nut sack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Devlin
Premiere Magazine
December 10, 2005
Saw II feels like an episode of Fear Factor or Big Brother with Rob Zombie at the helm, and if that doesn't scare you away from this ridiculous movie, well, feel free to indulge your questionable tastes.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
December 10, 2005
Saw II is a nasty piece of work ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Heidi Martinuzzi
Film Threat
December 10, 2005
... a sequel that shows some of the same boldness and intellect of the first one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Neil Smith
December 10, 2005
This macabre follow-up to 2004's low-budget horror smash can't rival its predecessor's fiendish ingenuity. But it makes up for it with a deliciously devious plot and enough gory shocks for a dozen Halloweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 10, 2005
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 | Original Score: 0/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
December 10, 2005
To enjoy Saw II, one must have enjoyed Saw. This is a given. As to which is better, this is a fairly pointless question given how bad both of these movies are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 10, 2005
[Jigsaw] is like John Keating from Dead Poet's Society, if Keating used hypodermic needles and hacksaws instead of Walt Whitman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 4, 2005
Ainda que relativamente engenhoso, o roteiro depende excessivamente de coincidências e revela-se pouco original, além de não conseguir criar um único personagem com quem o público possa se identificar.
| Original Score: 3/5
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