Saw III (2006)

With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 27, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Saw III does little beyond repeating its predecessor's tropes on a gorier level.

Rob Nelson
Village Voice

God or Jack Valenti only knows how this work of pure entertainment got an R rating 'for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language.'

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

The second Saw sequel develops the mythology of sadistic puppet-master Jigsaw in ambitious, gruesome but ultimately self-defeating ways.

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Brian Holcomb

Images jump, blip, strobe, and shock like an epileptic seizure - all the result of director Darren Lynn Bousman's lack of trust in his screenplay.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Because of its efforts to make sense of the previous entries and even attempt an earnest parable about forgiveness, Saw III may be the best of the trilogy; hopefully, it'll encourage its makers to wrap the franchise on a relatively high note.

Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

All told, this is a more affecting study in grief, guilt and human frailty than Babel.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Witness the distortion of the series' original premise bastardized by those who believe they know better.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

Even splatter-film buffs should be offended by this piece of nonsense: Not because it's so gross, but because it's so dumb.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Admit it: It's not every horror film that can make you feel preached at and slimed at the same time.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The power of "Saw III" lies not in the gore, torture, or tension, but in the relationship between Amanda and Jigsaw.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
This third chapter goes even beyond the high level of gore seen in the first two, pleasing the fans of the series (and gore-fest in general) but proving to be… More
Eric Alvarez
Has alot of gore, but left feeling like any Saw movie made after this one would just start to get really boring and typical.
Jim Careter
Saw 3 is the the end of the trilogy of Jigsaw, but its just another Saw sequel that doesn't live up to the first. The plot is actually getting cliche and… More
Zach Brehany
One problem I have always had with the SAW series is that this franchise should of just been a trilogy. Nothing more. This film, for numerous reasons, felt like… More
Unknown Hobo
Without a doubt my favourite Saw movie. The whole point of this movie, which I think some people miss, is to bring the standard "shock" of just how… More
Bethany Murphy
It was exactly the same as the others with more if not less gore and horror.

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