Saw II Reviews

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October 27, 2017
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.
January 7, 2006
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.
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.
October 28, 2005
Quite possibly Saw II sheds enough blood to satisfy horror aficionados.
October 28, 2005
As it was in the first Saw, audiences are faced with insane leaps in logic that sabotage the last part of the film.
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.
October 28, 2005
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.
October 28, 2005
Saw II has teeth, and this house-of-horrors franchise has legs, though they're manacled to the radiator.
October 28, 2005
At the very least, with Saw II, you get what you pay for.
October 28, 2005
Even hard-core horror can go too far. Saw II is as punishing as it gets. It's effective, all right, but to what end? Certainly not entertainment.
October 28, 2005
I saw Saw, I saw Saw II, and I have lived to tell about it. Aren't you glad?
October 28, 2005
Saw II lacks quite a bit of the cutting edge that made the original such a guilty, grisly pleasure last year.
October 28, 2005
The makers of Saw II have taken great pains to hide the twist ending to the film. I'd love to reveal it out of spite, only because it hints that I'll be sitting through another Saw sequel next year.
October 28, 2005
Saw II goes to great lengths to be smart and not just viscerally but intellectually provocative. An admirable ambition, but it just makes the movie even more silly when it fails so utterly in the effort.
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.
October 28, 2005
Saw II is not for the faint of heart. It's for the foolish of wallet.
October 27, 2005
What's worth noting is how much greater deliberation was given to the marketing than the screenplay of this cursory dud, rushed to theaters exactly a year after its amusing predecessor.
October 27, 2005
The most horrifying moment is saved for last: when you realize things have been obviously set up for yet another sequel.
October 27, 2005
Essentially, this is one more movie that, regardless of its setting or even planet, exists to knock off its cast members one by one.
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