Saw IV

Saw IV

Saw IV
The 4th installment of the infamous 'Saw' series... sadistic torturing & horror scenes etc.

Jigsaw (Bell) and his apprentice Amanda (Smith) are now dead (or are they?). Two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive at the depleted police precinct and help veteran Detective Hoffman sift through Jigsaw's puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg (Bent), the last officer untouched by Jigsaw, is suddenly abducted and thrust into the madman's harrowing game, the officer has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of interconnected traps... or face the deadly consequences.

The genesis of Jigsaw's evil will be unveiled, exposing the puppet master's true intentions and the sinister plan for his past, present and future victims.
2008Rating: R18, Contains Sadistic Violence95 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Even by the standards of the recent "Saws," which have enjoyed considerably larger budgets than the first pic, the new edition is more frenetically cut (by editors Kevin Greutert and Brett Sullivan), more dimly lit (by lenser David A. Armstrong), sweatier in terms of perfs by the grimly serious cast, more madly packed with micro-incidents and action, and more brazen in requiring suspension of disbelief...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Director Darren Lynn Bousman, who also helmed the past two installments, doesn't deviate from the stylistic formula, which includes grinding industrial music, frenzied editing and a blue-gray color palette...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

One more small thing: Every other scene in Saw IV starts and ends with a potential victim pressing "play" on a tape recorder, to the point where it's almost funny...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

Though the series seemed like a great concept three years ago, it's now just a repeated assault on the senses, designed strictly for the gross-out crowd, and disturbs rather than scares...

2.0
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Film Threat

Film Threat

press

For devotees of the series, the gore is still there and the traps are just as weird as they were in the other entries but for the rest of us, your mind will forget it the second the end credits roll...

1.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The series seems headed down the path of the Nightmare on Elm St movies, with an increasingly bizarre backstory trying to piece together a patchwork of gruesome set pieces...

2.0
0

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I find that this movie only has one viewing time and it would be wonderful 2 see it with a few more session times for people that didnt get the chance to see it when it first came out. Other than that its a fantastis movie with alot of thrills

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Even by the standards of the recent "Saws," which have enjoyed considerably larger budgets than the first pic, the new edition is more frenetically cut (by editors Kevin Greutert and Brett Sullivan), more dimly lit (by lenser David A. Armstrong), sweatier in terms of perfs by the grimly serious cast, more madly packed with micro-incidents and action, and more brazen in requiring suspension of disbelief...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Director Darren Lynn Bousman, who also helmed the past two installments, doesn't deviate from the stylistic formula, which includes grinding industrial music, frenzied editing and a blue-gray color palette...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

One more small thing: Every other scene in Saw IV starts and ends with a potential victim pressing "play" on a tape recorder, to the point where it's almost funny...

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

Though the series seemed like a great concept three years ago, it's now just a repeated assault on the senses, designed strictly for the gross-out crowd, and disturbs rather than scares...

2.0
0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

For devotees of the series, the gore is still there and the traps are just as weird as they were in the other entries but for the rest of us, your mind will forget it the second the end credits roll...

1.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The series seems headed down the path of the Nightmare on Elm St movies, with an increasingly bizarre backstory trying to piece together a patchwork of gruesome set pieces...

2.0
0

Show me more

I find that this movie only has one viewing time and it would be wonderful 2 see it with a few more session times for people that didnt get the chance to see it when it first came out. Other than that its a fantastis movie with alot of thrills

5.0
0