Saw IV Reviews

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October 27, 2017
If violence is going to be your calling card, you have to make a choice: big gore or horrific exploitation. You don't get to do both.
October 4, 2017
Saw IV builds an over-elaborate game, and it's unable to escape its own game ultimately killing itself.
November 3, 2012
The first thing you see in Saw IV is Jigsaw's balls. A sign of things to come? Most definitely.
November 17, 2011
July 7, 2010
There's the obligatory twist at the end, which hardly makes up for the excruciating boredom viewers are forced to endure. But, hey, if you're paying for torture, expect to suffer.
October 31, 2009
We now find ourselves in the downward slope of the Saw series as Saw IV stretches credibility to the breaking point.
October 18, 2008
Jigsaw is an interesting character with an interesting worldview and an interesting way of carrying out his will. It's too bad the movies themselves aren't worthy of him.
October 18, 2008
July 23, 2008
This gruesomely efficient horror sequel shows noticeable wear and tear.
July 22, 2008
I do wish that these movies were well made, because I actually think the premises are quite clever, but unless a veteran who is more confident in his abilities takes over, we are left with what could have been...
April 10, 2008
Poor Jigsaw. The architect of the most deadly traps ever committed to celluloid has endured inoperable cancer, a debilitating car crash and even the premature death of his son, but nothing as painful or degrading as 'Saw IV.'
February 27, 2008
... any serious consideration of the killer's fascination with violence is superseded by the director's (and the returning viewers') own sadistic pleasures.
January 8, 2008
Outro típico exemplar da série: o final, como de hábito, é até engenhoso, mas a fórmula cada vez mais desgastada exige paciência até que cheguemos a ele.
December 26, 2007
Whereas the first Saw and the third met the right balance, the second film and now the fourth push things a little too far and end up being less effective as a result.
November 21, 2007
Were it not for the saving grace of Tobin Bell's mere presence, there's little doubt that Saw IV would come off about as well as a typical straight-to-video horror sequel.
November 17, 2007
Torture, you may recall, used to be an unparsable, unpardonable sin. Now it's porn.
November 14, 2007
Like many villains before him, John turns out to have been wronged rather randomly, an act of terrible violence that he absorbs into his worldview.
November 9, 2007
Opens with the clinically graphic dissection of the deceased Jigsaw, who finally lives up to (dies down to?) his name by being separated into pieces...
November 4, 2007
Might be the best since the first, but still a task to watch. A painful, meaningless task.
November 3, 2007
Previously, Jigsaw and the filmmakers played fair, but too much about this latest instalment seems simply arbitrary.
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