Saw II

2005

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

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Cast

Tobin Bell
as Jigsaw
Donnie Wahlberg
as Eric Mason
Noam 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 (120) | Top Critics (30)

If you've bought into the Saw movies, II ups the violence without totally jumping the shark, and is a worthy follow-up to the original.

Oct 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Dec 10, 2005 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

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

Oct 28, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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

Oct 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

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.

Oct 28, 2005 | Rating: 0/4
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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

½

Saw 2 is the sequel to the incredible first installment, and to be honest I was sort of dissapointed. The plot of the film was not even close to the twists and secrets of the first, but although it didn't live up to the first it still had some really cool and surprising moments. The cast was just okay to me, there were way too many cast members in this, I loved how the torturing in the first was only two guys, but now we have like 7 people being trapped and it made it lose it touch. There was a lot more blood and gore, which was really better and nail biting. The ending connected the first film and second together and i'm beginning to realize this series is one big story, which I think is cool, and even though this wasn't as good as the first, I enjoyed it and I hope when I watch the third film it will get better.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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