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Saw II (2005)



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.

Movie Info

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, Rovimore
Rating: R (for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Darren Lynn Bousman, Leigh Whannell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 14, 2006
Box Office: $87.0M
Lions Gate Films - Official Site


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 War...
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 Tal...
James Gallanders
as Additional Voice Tal...
Sam Malkin
as Additional Voice Tal...
Robin Ward
as Additional Voice Tal...
Kelly Jones
as Swat Member Pete
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News & Interviews for Saw II

Critic Reviews for Saw II

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (32)

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

The film doesn't take the direction most sequels do and manages to adequately follow up the original.

Full Review… | October 31, 2009
Cinema Sight

In every way superior to its predecessor in terms of performances, story, characterization, gore, and climax.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

like the story, hate the directing

July 5, 2008

A Reloaded style one-up in which more people are trapped in bigger places and forced to perform scarier tasks with nastier results. Wow.

Full Review… | January 17, 2008
Projection Booth

Quite hideous.

Full Review… | September 27, 2007
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Saw II


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

Super Reviewer


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

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

Super Reviewer

Saw II Quotes

John/Jigsaw: Now that's the Eric Matthews they gave medals to.
– Submitted by Wesley W (3 years ago)
John/Jigsaw: Don't forget the rules.
– Submitted by Wesley W (3 years ago)
Xavier: I guess you never been drunk before.
Gus: I been drunk I spent 3 years in college. This isn't drunk, this is kidnapping. I saw this movie last week, this guy is a reporter and he goes to this war zone. He goes to sleep in his hotel room the first night, the next morning, he's in a cell with no windows and no light and he spent 9 years in that room.
Xavier: 9 years? Man, that's nothing. Get over it!
– Submitted by Hunter H (3 years ago)
John/Jigsaw: Those who do not appreciate life do not deserve life.
– Submitted by Nicolás T (3 years ago)

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