Saw V Reviews

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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
October 24, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 24, 2008
Saw V utterly mimics the original film's formula -- that awful basement, those cops chasing clues in what we assume to be the same time-frame, those awful devices of death.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
October 24, 2008
It's not a good sign when watching someone stick their hand into a table saw is easier than listening to them recite dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
See you next year, I guess. Sigh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 1, 2009
Saw V? You'll wish you hadn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
October 26, 2008
Jigsaw has seen better days. That's saying a lot, considering he was last spotted on a mortuary slab, his rotting flesh a sickly shade of gray as a medical examiner nonchalantly sliced open his stomach.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
October 27, 2008
Dullest film in series is still brutal and bloody.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
October 27, 2008
The Saw series isn't nearly as interesting without Jigsaw, but it's getting harder and harder to find ways to include him in increasingly-desperate sequels.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 24, 2008
Saw V boasts little of the cleverness and ingenuity that has made Saw a surprisingly consistent slasher series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeremy Wheeler
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 27, 2008
What will they do next? Probably rip more people off. It's worked for them so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 24, 2008
Deadly traps may remain the bread and butter of the Saw series, but the real trick has become keeping these fetid sequels moderately fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 24, 2008
As rote and mechanical as one of Jigsaw's traps, though at least Jigsaw's traps are suspenseful and ingenious. The movie is neither of those things.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
February 11, 2009
This is definitely the worst film of the series, and probably the worst horror film I've seen all year.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 22, 2008
It's questionable who suffers more in this torture porn sequel - the victims or the audience. But glib lines aside, there is no point in continuing the franchise unless the filmmakers can up the ante in the gruesome/anguish/torture stakes
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 27, 2008
Now I can officially say that the SAW franchise has run out of gas. Everything and everyone is just going through the motions here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
October 24, 2008
The weakest installment so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
October 23, 2008
Saw V attempts to make the audience feel smart for sticking along for so long, only when it's all said and done you'll feel like a fool for sitting through this disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
October 24, 2008
More careful viewers might be starting to question the validity of this ongoing story: a five-film-too-long journey that has never felt more arbitrarily plotted than in the final 10 minutes of Saw V.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 31, 2008
Square in the middle of the series, quality-wise: though the new film has some unabashedly dumb moments, its plot lacks the pathetic contortions that we saw in Saw IV
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
October 26, 2008
The Saw franchise has become a weekend-before-Halloween tradition; ironically, though, it has ceased to be a horror series.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 19, 2009

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July 14, 2011
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