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Saw (2004)

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Would you kill to live? When a madman tries to teach how much life is worth, two men find themselves in a room with no idea how they got there or why they're there.



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After waking up in a tiny cell, two men find themselves victim of a serial killer who plays games with his victims and gives them one last chance to survive. If they wish to live, they each have to play their own game as the killer has told them on an audio script. As the film goes on, connections between the victims and the true identity of the never-showed-up killer are revealed. Written by J. S. Golden

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Live or die. Make your choice. See more »


Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo  »

Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,239,813 (UK) (1 October 2004)


$172,993 (South Africa) (8 April 2005)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| | | (5.1 surround)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Adam: Help! Someone help me! Is someone there? Hey! Oh shit, I'm probably dead.
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Performed by Front Line Assembly
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Well made horror/thriller, two thumbs up
10 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

When two men, wake up and find themselves chained to a bathroom pipe, with a dead body lying in between them, they soon realize that they are prisoners, in the secure lair of a serial killer, nicknamed 'Jigsaw'.

This film was, in my opinion, exciting, thrilling, and an overall entertaining film to watch. It delivered the necessary chills, to keep its audiences fully awake, and engaged. This was an enormous achievement for Aussie newcomers – James Wan, and Leigh Wannell. The two have created a well-deserved horror/thriller, without the necessary clichés.The film is not too scary that it becomes unwatchable, so the full potential of its enormity will not be missed. definitely two thumbs uo for me.

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