Saw II - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Saw II Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
In every way superior to its predecessor in terms of performances, story, characterization, gore, and climax.
July 5, 2008
like the story, hate the directing
| Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
By no means a masterpiece of the genre, but it's a slickly made picture that more than delivers on the promise made on its poster--oh yes, there will be blood.

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 10, 2005
Saw 2 gives talented, creepy-looking character actor Tobin Bell the chance to shine again as the cancer-ridden serial killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Bullz-Eye.com
December 10, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
December 10, 2005
A grimy and relentless portrayal of high-tension cruelty that's excruciating to watch but as riveting as a nail gun to the nut sack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Heidi Martinuzzi
Film Threat
December 10, 2005
... a sequel that shows some of the same boldness and intellect of the first one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Neil Smith
BBC.com
December 10, 2005
This macabre follow-up to 2004's low-budget horror smash can't rival its predecessor's fiendish ingenuity. But it makes up for it with a deliciously devious plot and enough gory shocks for a dozen Halloweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 4, 2005
Ainda que relativamente engenhoso, o roteiro depende excessivamente de coincidências e revela-se pouco original, além de não conseguir criar um único personagem com quem o público possa se identificar.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2005
Bousman a su trafiquer la facture originale pour en accentuer l'impact et la rendre, aussi étrange que cela puisse paraitre, un peu plus crédible.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
November 2, 2005
If you saw the first "Saw," you'll want to see "Saw II," too.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
October 31, 2005
It was like finding the peanut butter cup in a sea of Mounds bars.
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Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
October 31, 2005
One of those rare sequels that surpass the foundation it was built on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
October 30, 2005
... the bad news is that there's less (Jigsaw) innovation... the good news is there's no crying Cary Elwes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 29, 2005
The rare sequel that improves upon its predecessor, Saw II is an exploitation flick with style and skill to go along with its stream of red stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 28, 2005
Saw II is bound to give fans of the original a real buzz.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
October 28, 2005
Quite possibly Saw II sheds enough blood to satisfy horror aficionados.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 28, 2005
The problem with the big game is that it doesn't have that same fear factor - a deadly gas? (You can't see any impending doom, except for a couple of phlegmy coughs).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 28, 2005
The second Saw isn't as accomplished or precise as the first, but it's well worth watching because, in an era when most movies are forgotten before the popcorn is digested, it makes you feel something.
| Original Score: 3/4
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