Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Detective Ezekiel 'Zeke' Banks (Chris Rock, who inspired the idea for the film) and his partner (Max Minghella, The Social Network) find themselves at the centre of a new sadistic killer's evil game in the ninth installment of the Saw franchise. Samuel L. Jackson co-stars as police veteran Marcus Banks.

According to Rock - an avid Saw fan - a chance meeting with Lionsgate head Joe Drake while at a friend's wedding lead to him pitching an idea for a new Saw film and expressing his interest in being involved in the franchise.

2020Rating: R18, Torture & sadistic violence93 minsUSA
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Spiral: From the Book of Saw / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

If you weren’t excited about Chris Rock producing and leading a new Saw film, you had to at least be curious. Indeed, Spiral: From the Book of Saw does a fair amount of manoeuvring to warrant its attempt at refreshing the franchise, and it’s always commendable to see a comedian take their career in unexpected directions. Unfortunately, despite this potential for transforming the tired torture porn series, Spiral ends up being just another Saw film.

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Variety

Variety

Considering that its lead actor is Black and that it's a thriller pegged to the issue of police immorality, the film confronts that theme in a weirdly untopical, almost garishly generic way.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A legitimately frightening, if unevenly paced, detective thriller.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It's not a waste of a concept, exactly, but it's not the reinvention that the franchise needs, either.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The film's interest in any of the script's weightier themes only stretches so far before its skin begins to bleed at the seams.

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Total Film

Total Film

Spiral is... that rarest of reboots - one that will satisfy series diehards and a whole new generation of horror nuts.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Poor old Jigsaw is probably rolling in his grave.

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Collider

Collider

The new spinoff is more crime thriller than horror movie, but it retains its infamous torture traps while adding clumsy social commentary.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Seems primed to explore the present-day fight against police brutality, but it never lives up to that promise.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

Establishes a new tone and style that signifies this entry seeks to break free from the mold.

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