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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 Commander Rigg (Lyriq Bent). As FBI agents Strahm (Scott Patterson) and Perez (Athena Karkanis) begin to dig through the remains of Jigsaw's crime-scene hideout, a new puzzle presents itself, with Rigg as the pawn in another deadly game filled with moral quandaries and torture-filled traps. At stake is the life of his superior officer Hoffman (Costas Mandylor)… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

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"Like the movie's mysterious Jigsaw doppelgänger, Saw IV is itself a poor substitute for the original (or even the first two sequels)."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"The first thing you see in Saw IV is Jigsaw's balls. A sign of things to come? Most definitely."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Jigsaw is an interesting character with an interesting worldview and an interesting way of carrying out his will. It's too bad the movies themselves aren't worthy of him."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Poor Jigsaw. The architect of the most deadly traps ever committed to celluloid has endured inoperable cancer, a debilitating car crash and even the premature death of his son, but nothing as painful or degrading as 'Saw IV.'"
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
"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."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"An incomprehensible cacophony of screams, shock cuts, dour pseudo-philosophizing, heavy metal mutilation and low-rent TV-standard performances."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"This gruesomely efficient horror sequel shows noticeable wear and tear."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"... any serious consideration of the killer's fascination with violence is superseded by the director's (and the returning viewers') own sadistic pleasures."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"This death trap may be rusty, but as long as it keeps generating fresh blood, it's unlikely to slam shut anytime soon."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"We now find ourselves in the downward slope of the Saw series as Saw IV stretches credibility to the breaking point."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"I do wish that these movies were well made, because I actually think the premises are quite clever, but unless a veteran who is more confident in his abilities takes over, we are left with what could have been..."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Outro típico exemplar da série: o final, como de hábito, é até engenhoso, mas a fórmula cada vez mais desgastada exige paciência até que cheguemos a ele."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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