2004, Mystery and thriller/Horror, 1h 43m184 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings
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Saw ensnares audiences with a deceptively clever plot and a myriad of memorable, nasty set pieces, but its lofty ambitions are undercut by a nihilistic streak that feels more mean than profound. Read critic reviews
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Dr. Lawrence Gordon
Detective David Tapp
Detective Steven Sing
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Critic Reviews for Saw
The sound of Jigsaw's gravely voice pouring out of the tape recorder is still as ominous a sound as one could imagine, and the big reveals still come as a genuine shock.October 27, 2017 | Full Review…
How such a cruelly empty and infantile movie got made is mystery enough. More puzzling is why Cary Elwes, Danny Glover and Monica Potter would sign on as co-stars.
James Wan's horror film Saw is full of demented twists and guilty-looking actors, but the scenario is cruel enough to make you squirm.
[A] contrived, unlovable gore-fest with a high-concept premise.
There's something impressively loathsome and extravagantly twisted about this horror-thriller from first-timer James Wan.October 27, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
As a study in the macabre, it barely suffices; as a sick and bloody joke, it's bloody sick.
Audience Reviews for Saw
Dec 22, 2015People think film is just a gore fest but really this is one of the best thrillers of all time with twist and turns at every corner. The jigsaw killer has planted himself in movie history as one of the most sinister and greatest villains of all time. The film has some plot holes and average acting but the story is compelling and has some of the most intense moments in movie history like when Amanda is in the reverse bear trap which puts you on the edge of your seat. I give this film 9/10.Sonny H Super Reviewer
Oct 29, 2015"I want to play a game." Saw is an intense psychological thriller from director James Wan. The film follows two strangers who wake up chained in a bathroom, abducted by a serial killer named Jigsaw who has constructed an elaborate trap with a series of clues that must be solved in order to escape. Starring Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Dina Meyer, and Michael Emerson, the film has an impressive cast. And, Wan does an extraordinary job at creating tension and suspense with his directing style. However, the story's a little hard to follow at times, as a lot of it's told through flashbacks that are often ambiguous. Yet despite its flaws, Saw is an incredibly provocative and disturbing horror film.Dann M Super Reviewer
Apr 07, 2015The direction is slightly messy at times, especially in the flashback scenes in which we learn more about the two men bound together in a dingy bathroom, taken against their will. Saw really works because it frightens us, but it only really frightens us because who isn't afraid of being kidnapped? The entire franchise exploits our instinctive fears but some of the performances are strong enough to hold up a film and the score is great.Harry W Super Reviewer
Mar 25, 2015Its budget is low, its style is unoriginal and its acting is variable at best. But the work it did in reinvigorating the genre is undeniable, and the twists for which the saga is so well known are (almost) always brilliant.Gimly M Super Reviewer
|John/Jigsaw:||Yes officer, I'm sick. Sick from the disease eating away at me from the inside, sick of people who don't appreciate their blessing, sick of those who scoff at the suffering of others. I'm sick of it all!|
|Dr. Lawrence Gordon:||I did not cheat on her!!!!|
|Dr. Lawrence Gordon:||I did not cheat on her!|
|Adam:||What do you care what I think anyway?? I don't give a crap if you covered yourself in peanut butter and had a 15-hooker gangbang!!!|
|Adam:||What do you care what I think anyway? I don't give a crap if you covered yourself in peanut butter and had a 15-hooker gang bang!|
|Adam:||I just a-shit ma pants!|
|Adam:||I went back to my shit hole apartment, and woke up in an actual shit hole.|