Saw II - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Saw II Reviews

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October 27, 2005
Saw II doesn't exhibit a steep decline in quality from its predecessor. Take that as you will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 28, 2005
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2005
No point in labeling this a horror film. This is a sadism film, and while all good and great horror films know what sadism tastes like, a sadism film settles for nothing of lasting, imaginative horror.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 27, 2005
When you feel most sorry for Jigsaw when it's all over with, there's maybe something wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 27, 2005
This is entertainment?
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 27, 2005
Saw II repels, morally and aesthetically, and while some -- including the filmmakers, perhaps -- may take this as a compliment, it isn't intended as one.
October 28, 2005
Unable to deliver the single novel concept or unexpected surprise that might justify its existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 28, 2005
It lacks the sick imagination of the first film, the demented audacity of its twisted scenarios.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 27, 2005
In the long run, Saw II is a better film than the original, but that's like saying being kicked in the groin is better than being punched in the face.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 27, 2007
Quite hideous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
August 18, 2007
The ornate sadism isn't enough to carry our interest this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 10, 2005
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 | Original Score: 0/4
November 7, 2005
The raucous results: Saw II is a shameless spectacle of squirming and squealing without maintaining much solid suspense in its warped, blood-clotting heart
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 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 | Original Score: C-
February 12, 2006
Ultimately uninteresting.
October 28, 2005
Eventually ... the movie benefits from the courageousness of some atypical story choices, and rallies to a passingly respectable if still extremely middling standing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 27, 2005
Saw II almost was a total loss until the end, which almost saves the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 29, 2005
An ugly, joyless horror movie that deserves to be tossed into the business end of 1988's "Woodchipper Massacre."
Full Review | Original Score: D-
October 27, 2005
...the premise of the second is hackneyed, its acting weak, its score thudding and its direction and production values low rent
Full Review | Original Score: D
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