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.
November 17, 2011
November 1, 2007
Like the movie's mysterious Jigsaw doppelgänger, Saw IV is itself a poor substitute for the original (or even the first two sequels).
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.
October 30, 2007
It's deeply unsettling; just like a horror movie should be.
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.
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
An incomprehensible cacophony of screams, shock cuts, dour pseudo-philosophizing, heavy metal mutilation and low-rent TV-standard performances.
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.
October 29, 2007
It's somewhat better put together than Saw II or III, though there isn't a scare in it.
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.
October 29, 2007
The dullest Saw in the shed.
October 29, 2007
A film as edgy as a rubber knife.
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.
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.
October 27, 2007
Easily the worst and most pointless episode of the gore-saturated quadrology.
October 27, 2007
Over the course of [its] sequels, the Saw franchise took a novel, if distasteful, idea and basically tortured it to death.
October 27, 2007
A commercially savvy though ultimately empty combination of warped morality tale, mystery, gore-fest, and torture porn.
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.
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