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Saw IV Reviews

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Top Critic
Scott Schueller
Chicago Tribune
October 29, 2007
A film as edgy as a rubber knife.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
October 29, 2007
If the gore quotient has been upped in this chapter (really, after a certain threshold has been reached, who can tell?), the style has, too.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 29, 2007
Saw IV is no Saw III. Just as Saw III is no Saw II. But neither Lionsgate, the Saw distributor, nor the North American box office seems to care.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 29, 2007
After two solid entries and an OK one, the franchise is getting long in the tooth: This one is Saw It Be-IV.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
October 28, 2007
For devotees of the series, the gore is still there and the traps are just as weird as they were in the other entries but for the rest of us, your mind will forget it the second the end credits roll.
| Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 27, 2007
This is hard core Pain And Suffering territory... The film wastes no time getting down to nasty business, ripping, slicing, gouging, piercing, smashing and tearing every part of the human body
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 27, 2007
If it ever had a prime, the Saw franchise is well past it...a mess...and an ugly mess at that.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
October 27, 2007
as cheap and cheesy as its brethren, but oddly boring for long stretches
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rafe Telsch
CinemaBlend.com
October 27, 2007
If we must get a new Saw movie every Halloween, at least the franchise is evolving and not just regurgitating the exact same formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 27, 2007
Over the course of [its] sequels, the Saw franchise took a novel, if distasteful, idea and basically tortured it to death.
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 27, 2007
Easily the worst and most pointless episode of the gore-saturated quadrology.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
October 27, 2007
A commercially savvy though ultimately empty combination of warped morality tale, mystery, gore-fest, and torture porn.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
October 26, 2007
The appeal, I suppose, is that some really awful stuff is unfolding up there on the screen and not to us.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
October 26, 2007
Saw IV almost makes you believe there are hundreds of rooms out there at this very minute with puppets, tricycles, and audio tapes just waiting for the next game.
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
October 26, 2007
If the original Saw was the kernel of a potential terror universe, Saw IV is, by this time, a series of satellites and lesser celestial bodies bound together by some of the best bloodletting in modern macabre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
October 26, 2007
I can think of five things that are more torturous than what the victims endure in Saw IV...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 26, 2007
An excessively convoluted rehash of its predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 26, 2007
"Saw IV" should be tossed into the business end of 1988's "Woodchipper Massacre."
Full Review | Original Score: D
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
October 26, 2007
It's a been-there, done-that sort of sequel, but it's still more creative than most of what passes for Hollywood horror these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
October 26, 2007
Even fans of good, old-fashioned, onscreen torture will find themselves rolling their eyes at the twists and turns in this impossibly convoluted story.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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