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Saw II is likely to please the gore-happy fans of the original, though it may be too gruesome for those not familiar with first film's premise. Read critic reviews

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On the hunt for the twisted vigilante and serial killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), Detective Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) and his team must apprehend the elusive murderer to rescue eight people trapped in an abandoned house, before they succumb to his torturous and murderous games. One twist to this task is that Matthews' own son, Daniel (Erik Knudsen), is among the eight people Jigsaw has chosen to test for their lack of morality. With nerve gas pumping through the house, every second counts.

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  • Dec 22, 2015
    The sequel which I my personal opinion is better than its predecessor, it might be gorier but that's not why I like it. I love this film because it is well written and has the best performance by Tobin Bell as Jigsaw who in this film is just captivating. The music by Charlie Clouser is just outstanding, the intense electronic score is so distinctive that when you hear in another film you know something bad will happen. The twist at the end will leave if you off guard and will make you faint. I give this film 10/10.
    Sonny H Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2015
    Gruesome and ultraviolent, Saw II takes the series into torture porn territory. This time criminal mastermind Jigsaw has trapped 8 people inside of a house and exposed them to a deadly nerve gas, and to get the antidote each of them must complete a task that's been specifically designed for them. Starring Donnie Wahlberg, Shawnee Smith, and Tobin Bell, the casting is pretty good. However, the characters aren't that likable or sympathetic; which is probably intentional as Jigsaw has been rewritten as an antihero who's punishing wicked people for their wrongdoings. Yet as gratuitous as the violence is, there's a strange morbid fascination to the traps. And, director Darren Lynn Bousman does a great job at building suspense. Though Saw II goes more for exploitation than horror, it still delivers plenty of frightening thrills.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2015
    Saw II ups the ante set in the first film and seems to care much less about being "arty" and more typical gory horror, really gory.. Although its completely different to the first, it's at the same level and works well as a sequel as it expands on genuinely interesting character and a gripping story. The dark and grimy tone of the film works really well with the grinding gears of Jigsaw's traps. Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith deliver good performances.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 25, 2015
    Natural progression of the Saw canon. It's not so impressive as the first, but it's several steps up in so far as its technical aspects.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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