Saw V
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Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) might be dead, but his traps live on in this fifth Saw entry, which finds the series' production designer David Hackl at the helm for his debut directing gig. Costas Mandylor reprises his role as Hoffman, the detective whose involvement in the string of grisly murders turns out to be more than meets the eye. Picking up where the fourth entry left off, Hoffman is revealed to be a hidden accomplice in Jigsaw's grisly games of death, which look to be continued by the lawman. The plot bounces back and forth from the beginning of their relationship to the present, as… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Saw V is a terrible combination: grisly and tedious. Let's just call it bloody dull."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Woefully ponderous, convoluted and improbable."
‑ Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
"The best thing about this-and any-Saw film is the sick production design. Whoever's responsible for creating these disgustingly grungy chambers of death deserves an Oscar for scuzziness."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"A disappointing film that breaks all of the series' own rules."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"An insult to fourth-rate ripoffs of Se7en, and even that may not be harsh enough."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Even the most die-hard of Saw fans won't credit how tedious, lame and pointless this fourth sequel manages to be."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Oh, Jigsaw. Here we go again. You kill. I doze off. Someone at the studio goes 'ka-ching!'"
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"See you next year, I guess. Sigh."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Saw V? You'll wish you hadn't."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"Being the fifth annual go-round for this durable splatter franchise, this film has really no power to change any minds."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Saw V isn't anywhere close to the best Saw movie, but it makes the entire series coalesce a little bit better."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Será que os fãs da série não percebem que o conceito dos flashbacks e de mexer com a cronologia dos capítulos anteriores é uma forma encontrada pelos produtores para que possam refazer o original de novo e de novo e de novo?"
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"This is definitely the worst film of the series, and probably the worst horror film I've seen all year."
‑ Cole Abaius, Film School Rejects
"...hardcore fans of Jigsaw's exploits will probably find something here worth embracing."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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