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Saw III Reviews

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Brian Holcomb
February 1, 2010
Images jump, blip, strobe, and shock like an epileptic seizure - all the result of director Darren Lynn Bousman's lack of trust in his screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
October 31, 2009
Witness the distortion of the series' original premise bastardized by those who believe they know better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
The power of "Saw III" lies not in the gore, torture, or tension, but in the relationship between Amanda and Jigsaw.
Cole Smithey
April 24, 2009
The extreme gore is gratuitous, and character development non-existent in a movie packed with the cookie-cutter visual design of the previous two films. Torturer, victim and audience become one.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tim Grierson
July 23, 2008
Staying mostly faithful to the successful blueprint of its two earlier installments, Saw III is an adequate sequel that works well enough on its own terms.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 17, 2008
Face your fears. A lesson worthy of praise, if the film preaching them weren't so completely full of s***.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 27, 2007
Nihilistic, amoral, self-congratulatory wanking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Rob Gonsalves
August 18, 2007
Starts with an interesting premise but quickly squanders it on the usual barely-glimpsed bloodbaths.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2007
One of the most sadistic, brutal, grisly films of the current splatter-porn genre.
Chris Alexander
Rue Morgue Magazine
February 12, 2007
The only brains on display are the ones that get drilled out of human skulls.
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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
November 29, 2006
It requires a stretch of the imagination too far, but there's still plenty of gore and tricksy murders here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
November 13, 2006
If humorless torture marathons like this represent the future of American horror cinema, it's time for Hollywood to officially outsource the genre overseas, where they remember the pleasures of a good scare.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 13, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
November 11, 2006
Saying that the newest Saw movie is better than the last one is a bit like saying that your latest root canal was better than your last one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David N. Butterworth
November 11, 2006
The third "Saw" in the franchise loses its edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
November 11, 2006
No one will ever be able to accuse series creators and scribes Leigh Wannell and James Wan of being stingy with the red stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 10, 2006
Pretentious, with Jigsaw a splatter Mitch Albom.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
If you found Hannibal's brain cooking scene a tad too much, you will want to avoid Saw III; but if you are a fan of the gory versions of horror, this will be an iconic essential
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
November 9, 2006
I couldn't watch Saw III without thinking of reality TV shows like Fear Factor. Can it be a deliberate parody?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
November 8, 2006
not great filmmaking, but very profitable and a fun way to get some cheap Halloween thrills.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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