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Saw IV Reviews

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Kevin A. Ranson
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 1, 2007
There's more gore in store. Now here's "Saw IV."
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
October 31, 2007
Despite the clucking disapproval of the cinematic intelligentsia, the Saw films aren't successful by accident.
Jamie Russell
October 30, 2007
It's deeply unsettling; just like a horror movie should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 29, 2007
Saw IV is a fluid film, as neatly constructed as the deadly puzzles Jigsaw creates to snare his victims.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
Rafe Telsch
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
Bill Gibron
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
Scott Weinberg
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
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
October 26, 2007
As far as fourth installments in a series, Saw IV is quite impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
October 25, 2007
With Saw IV, the pieces have all come together and [it's] the best of the lot.
Ali Gray
November 3, 2012
The first thing you see in Saw IV is Jigsaw's balls. A sign of things to come? Most definitely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
October 31, 2009
We now find ourselves in the downward slope of the Saw series as Saw IV stretches credibility to the breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Film Threat
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Grierson
July 23, 2008
This gruesomely efficient horror sequel shows noticeable wear and tear.
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