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½ June 21, 2017
Disappointing sequel to the surprisingly quality first film. "Saw" had good plotting and a solid mystery, along with a lot of memorably grizzly horror. This sequel instead focuses primarily on the grizzly horror (the pit of dirty drug needles is by far the film's most memorable moment and unsettling) and really doesn't have much of a story outside of how-are-these-people-going-escape-Jigsaw's-deadly-traps? The film does offer one unexpected twist at the end, which led to several more sequels, but for the most part, this film set the formula for the many sequels, which was simply a new set of victims and anew set of overly elaborate traps. That was enough to hold my interest, but it's not really enough to call this a good horror film. Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Shawnee Smith, Tobin Bell, Glenn Plummer, and Dina Meyer provide the solid cast.
May 17, 2017
I Like The Grisly Deaths In The Saw Movies.
May 7, 2017
While not as great a character story as the first, greater insight of Jigsaw, more cringe inducing, and still a great plot.
½ May 3, 2017
My favourite saw movie
April 19, 2017
Maybe a little worse than the first one, but the crew made great use of the location that the victims of Jigsaw are trapped in. The acting is just a middling as the first, but the villain is shown with a lot more dialogue and he nails it pretty well. Overall, less interesting than the first, but it still does a good job of being a solid 'gruesome horror' flick without falling into torture porn category
½ April 16, 2017
4/15/2017 (2): A decent horror flick. The needle scene sure made my skin crawl.
½ March 27, 2017
Not as good as the first movie. Was a let down and isn't really worth watching. The characters aren't memorable or likeable either.
March 20, 2017
A good twist at the end, but other than that this film didn't do much for it's predecessor, or for the character 'Jigsaw' for that matter, totally turning his 'philosophy' backwards and contradicting himself nearly all the way through. Ultimately he is a psycho who enjoys killing, not the 'life-appreciation-teacher' he makes himself out to be. His choice in victims and his reasoning more than support this argument. There are only a few recent 'horror/thrillers' that deserve attention, and 'Saw' was one of them. Unfortunately though it's fallen victim to the Hollywood system and spawned three 'for-the-sake-of-making-them' sequels, thinking that gore and predictable set-pieces make up for lacklustre storytelling.
March 12, 2017
Its ending lives up to the standards set by the original, but Saw II seemingly tries too hard to one-up its predecessor with more characters and traps; however, the story becomes more convoluted and its traps are so-so.
February 26, 2017
seen Saw3 which was real gory, heard 1 & 2 sooo much better
February 19, 2017
Just as good as the first one to me. Again, the genius of Jigsaw it was intrigued me about this movie.
½ February 8, 2017
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January 18, 2017
A solid follow-up to the first.
January 4, 2017
Why did they decided to make a sequel?
½ December 17, 2016
Good sequel, with new modes of history, talents, traps, and much more .....
December 11, 2016
Great film. Just like the first one it has plenty of flaws but it is a great film. Lots of twists and turns not just pointless flaws
December 7, 2016
my personal favourite horror/thriller of all time, loved the twists in the plot.
December 3, 2016
Not seen it, but I gussed what was going to happen in the first one.
November 27, 2016
saw 2 carries on surprisingly well from the original. but with simpler, but still horrifying traps. though the script is lacking and the characters are not very likeable, there is quite a bit to enjoy in this underrated sequel
November 12, 2016
We have to play by the fucking rules!
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