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Saw V Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 30, 2008
Saw V is a terrible combination: grisly and tedious. Let's just call it bloody dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 27, 2008
Even the most die-hard of Saw fans won't credit how tedious, lame and pointless this fourth sequel manages to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 27, 2008
Saw V isn't anywhere close to the best Saw movie, but it makes the entire series coalesce a little bit better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 27, 2008
Woefully ponderous, convoluted and improbable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 27, 2008
Oh, Jigsaw. Here we go again. You kill. I doze off. Someone at the studio goes 'ka-ching!'
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
October 27, 2008
The latest and least of the Saw films is just plain boring and even a little tame -- albeit by the standards of a genre that helped bring the phrase "torture porn" into the lexicon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 24, 2008
Unfortunately, both Mandylor and Scott Patterson, who returns as fellow Saw IV survivor Agent Strahm, are uninteresting stiffs
October 24, 2008
The periodic traps set for five new victims, all linked by a rotten real-estate deal, are neither as terrifying nor as yucky as in the earlier films. The only real horror in these scenes, in fact, is the jaw-droppingly bad acting on display.
October 24, 2008
The creatives behind the franchise clearly have taken pride in their stylistic consistency throughout the series, but here they even fail to deliver enough of the cleverly gruesome Rube Goldberg torture devices that are its raison d'etre.
October 24, 2008
Saw V is dead on the table.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 24, 2008
The driving force is inertia and commercial calculation, not inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 24, 2008
Thank goodness Lionsgate made another Saw film! Otherwise, how would we as a country get to feel good about ourselves while watching humans suffer through prolonged torture, degradation and death?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 24, 2008
It's not a good sign when watching someone stick their hand into a table saw is easier than listening to them recite dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
October 24, 2008
The torture devices, once so fiendishly adapted to each offender, have become generic excuses to spatter gore. The script is insultingly lazy, and inept direction from newcomer David Hackl hardly helps.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 24, 2008
Saw V utterly mimics the original film's formula -- that awful basement, those cops chasing clues in what we assume to be the same time-frame, those awful devices of death.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 24, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5