Saw IV
Saw IV (2007)

Just when audiences thought they'd heard the last of the demented killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), here comes Saw IV, continuing his trap-filled legacy -- this time, targeting the last remaining officer who has touched the case, SWAT… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 22, 2008
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Saw IV is more disturbing than compelling, with material already seen in the prior installments.

Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

Like the movie's mysterious Jigsaw doppelgänger, Saw IV is itself a poor substitute for the original (or even the first two sequels).

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Robert Koehler

Just as Jigsaw tests his victims, the franchise's own test will be whether such suspension can be maintained, or if matters lapse into a torture chamber of self-parody.

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Ali Gray

The first thing you see in Saw IV is Jigsaw's balls. A sign of things to come? Most definitely.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The reports of torture porn's demise may have been greatly exaggerated, but this fourth entry in the mutilate-yourself-or-die series joins what may be the worst genre of the decade: the lamely ''sympathetic'' serial-killer backstory.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

An incomprehensible cacophony of screams, shock cuts, dour pseudo-philosophizing, heavy metal mutilation and low-rent TV-standard performances.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

There's the obligatory twist at the end, which hardly makes up for the excruciating boredom viewers are forced to endure. But, hey, if you're paying for torture, expect to suffer.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

This death trap may be rusty, but as long as it keeps generating fresh blood, it's unlikely to slam shut anytime soon.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

The Syriana of slasher films, so complicated and circuitous that your only hope of understanding everything is to eat lots of fish the night before and then watch each of the previous films, in order, right before you enter the theater.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

We now find ourselves in the downward slope of the Saw series as Saw IV stretches credibility to the breaking point.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
Saw IV is a bad film to make, and I know realize they should have stopped making Saw films after the first one. The plot is very boring, after the second film… More
Bethany Murphy
It was ok. Another horrible and gory film and they all seem to get more and more disgusting each time.
Unknown Hobo
This is one of my least favourite Saw movies and that depresses me because it has a lot of good in it, yet somehow between trying to give us the history of John… More
Luke Baldock
I give the Saw franchise points for consistency. More inventive traps and a further look into the life of Jigsaw further the story. Unfortunately the film still… More
Zach Brehany
Okay, let me just ask this: What the hell happened?!?!?! Seriously, this film should of never been made. Okay, let me breath for a few seconds before I… More
Carlos Magalhães
Saw IV is not for everyone to see, since the series has long become quite specific and only for those who have been watching from the beginning. The story is… More