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Saw II (2005)

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Critic Consensus: 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.

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Jigsaw, the diabolical criminal who captured the imagination of horror fans in the 2004 hit Saw, returns in this equally bloody sequel. Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) is a police detective who, after discovering the aftermath of a particularly gruesome murder, is convinced that Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is up to his ugly tricks again. Matthews' hunch turns out to be correct, but the master criminal proves to be disconcertingly easy to capture. As it happens, Jigsaw is eager to be put behind bars in order to throw the authorities off his trail as he once again punishes people who in his eyes have transgressed the boundaries of acceptable moral behavior. But instead of trapping two people in a filthy dungeon where they must engage in a terrible contest in order to win their freedom, eight people have been locked away by Jigsaw, and they must torture their bodies and minds to achieve the terrible justice Jigsaw seeks. Saw II was written by Leigh Whannell, who also scripted the first film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
R (for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content)
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Box Office:
$87,025,093.00
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Cast

Tobin Bell
as Jigsaw
Donnie Wahlberg
as Eric Mason
Erik Knudsen
as Daniel
Dina Meyer
as Kerry
Noam Jenkins
as Michael
Lyriq Bent
as Rigg
Tim Burd
as Obi
Shawnee Smith
as Amanda
Naomi Jenkins
as Michael
Franky G
as Xavier Chavez
Kelly Jones
as Swat Member Pete
Vincent Rother
as Swat Member Joe
Linette Robinson
as Mother in Cancer Ward
Gretchen Helbig
as Nurse in Cancer Ward
Kofi Payton
as Boy in Cancer Ward
John Fallon
as Video Techie
Ho Chow
as Security Officer
Conrad Coates
as Additional Voice Talent
James Gallanders
as Additional Voice Talent
Sam Malkin
as Additional Voice Talent
Robin Ward
as Additional Voice Talent
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Critic Reviews for Saw II

All Critics (117) | Top Critics (29)

In a fun house like this the elaborate tortures seem to leave behind the real world of pain and suffering for the realm of slapstick; they're the kind of horrors that make you scream and laugh at the same time.

Full Review… | December 10, 2005
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Quite possibly Saw II sheds enough blood to satisfy horror aficionados.

Full Review… | October 28, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

As it was in the first Saw, audiences are faced with insane leaps in logic that sabotage the last part of the film.

Full Review… | October 28, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Saw II only has one ambition -- to make us squirm. And it does. Just don't be surprised if you need to switch to an electric razor after this.

October 28, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Saw II -- better-acted than its predecessor, which isn't saying much -- is so gratuitously, sadistically violent, and to such little end, that it finally falls over dead on the far side of obscene.

October 28, 2005
Newsday
Top Critic

Saw II has teeth, and this house-of-horrors franchise has legs, though they're manacled to the radiator.

October 28, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Saw II

½

Just as fascinating as the first Saw movie, this sequel works as an ingenious labyrinth of horrors, full of more gruesome and densely macabre scenes - and once again we are given another highly unexpected, jaw-dropping ending.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

I suppose that I am watching this for the sake of continuity.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

I didn't think they could do a sequal so diffrent from the first one...but still this good. And the twist at the end....I don't see how it could be possible to see that one coming...great stuff

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

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