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Jigsaw (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Jigsaw definitely won't win many converts to the Saw franchise, but for longtime fans, it should prove a respectably revolting -- if rarely scary -- diversion.

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Thirteen years ago on Halloween weekend--SAW and the character of JIGSAW introduced the world to a new face of horror. For seven straight years "If it's Halloween it must be SAW" was a holiday tradition. This October 27, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures proudly present JIGSAW! After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that's only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?

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Cast

Matt Passmore
as Logan Nelson
Callum Keith Rennie
as Detective Halloran
Clé Bennett
as Detective Keith Hunt
Josiah Black
as Edgar Munsen
Tobin Bell
as Jigsaw/John Kramer
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Critic Reviews for Jigsaw

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (11)

Which brings us to "Jigsaw," which fails for very much the same reasons as "The Mummy" - It was made to launch a franchise rather than because it was actually about something.

October 29, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

All the Spierig brothers really bring to the material is cleaned-up camera work.

October 28, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Seven years after Saw 3D, you would've expected a back-to-basics approach, but Jigsaw doubles down on the franchise's twisty storytelling. It feels too long, and it's only 90 minutes.

October 28, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Watching Jigsaw go about his torture business is about as interesting as watching a child burn ants - a dumb and ugly waste of energy, resources and time.

October 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Saw cleans up pretty well in these modern times: This is the first movie that actually looks sort of expensive, and it trades the sickening green color palette of the first seven efforts for actual daylight.

October 27, 2017 | Full Review…

It's fun to watch. I just don't think it's the kind of fun the filmmakers' planned.

October 27, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jigsaw

This is the eighth film of the franchise, and so anyone who has obviously seen the previous movies before jumping into this one will recognize all of the same tricks, plot devices and typical twists, but still this installment is entertaining and coherent enough not to be a disaster.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Jigsaw is back (or is he) in this latest installment of the Saw franchise. When a police informant claims that a new Jigsaw game is underway and bodies start coming in the police find themselves in a race against time to find out who's running the game and save the captives. Featuring Callum Keith Rennie, Laura Vandervoort, and Tobin Bell, the cast is pretty decent. However, the story kind of muddles up the chronology of the series (making it even more convoluted). Yet the mystery of who's the new Jigsaw, and the subsequent investigation are fairly intriguing. But what really counts in a Saw film are the traps, and a couple of these are rather clever (others are ridiculously complicated). A mediocre entry in the franchise, Jigsaw more or less follows the series formula and delivers what one would expect.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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Time to stop making these. What was once a spectacular original piece of film is now a regurgitated tripe of a story.

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