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Saw IV Reviews

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November 1, 2007
The law of diminishing returns is in full effect here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 1, 2007
The games, the traps, are still the thing and as long as Jigsaw's flunkies continue to build 'em, we will come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2007
Perfunctory and confusing and needlessly over-plotty...but somewhat better-constructed and significantly less morally outrageous than at the very least Saw III.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
October 31, 2007
Despite the clucking disapproval of the cinematic intelligentsia, the Saw films aren't successful by accident.
October 31, 2007
The reports of torture porn's demise may have been greatly exaggerated, but this fourth entry in the mutilate-yourself-or-die series joins what may be the worst genre of the decade: the lamely ''sympathetic'' serial-killer backstory.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 31, 2007
Even by the not exactly high standards of the Saw movies, this one's scraping the bottom of the entrails pail.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 30, 2007
It's deeply unsettling; just like a horror movie should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 29, 2007
The absurdity reaches new highs in Saw IV, which asks us to swallow developments that simply aren't logistically possible, never mind realistic.
October 29, 2007
This death trap may be rusty, but as long as it keeps generating fresh blood, it's unlikely to slam shut anytime soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 29, 2007
Just as Jigsaw tests his victims, the franchise's own test will be whether such suspension can be maintained, or if matters lapse into a torture chamber of self-parody.
October 29, 2007
Those of us who quickly tired of the grisly fun and games midway through Saw II will resent the unnecessarily convoluted plotting and storylines that require a master's degree in Saw studies to make any sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 29, 2007
An incomprehensible cacophony of screams, shock cuts, dour pseudo-philosophizing, heavy metal mutilation and low-rent TV-standard performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 29, 2007
Saw IV is a fluid film, as neatly constructed as the deadly puzzles Jigsaw creates to snare his victims.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2007
The Syriana of slasher films, so complicated and circuitous that your only hope of understanding everything is to eat lots of fish the night before and then watch each of the previous films, in order, right before you enter the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 29, 2007
It's somewhat better put together than Saw II or III, though there isn't a scare in it.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 29, 2007
Fortunately, amid all the slavishly photographed grotesquery, there's comic relief. It's called the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 29, 2007
The famously inventive torture sequences here seem depleted of imagination.
October 29, 2007
The original Saw was crafted with thought and precision. Saw IV is an orgy of blood.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 29, 2007
The series has essentially become a shell game, entertaining for a while if you can stomach the gore, and then the credits roll and you're pretty sure you've been cheated somehow.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 29, 2007
The dullest Saw in the shed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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