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Saw (2004)

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Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.



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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:

Jigsaw  »


Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,276,468, 31 October 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the DVD commentary, director James Wan pointed out that many of the scare scenes in the film were nightmares he and Leigh Whannell had as kids. See more »


(at around 43 mins) Close-up shots of the newspaper clippings lining the walls of Tapp's apartment show headlines about the Jigsaw Killer's murders. However, the articles have nothing to do with the headlines, and the datelines have the news stories in different cities, ranging from Virginia to California. See more »


[first lines]
Adam: Help! Someone help me! Is someone there? Hey! Oh shit, I'm probably dead.
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Crazy Credits

The opening title ripples like it was underwater. See more »


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Hello Zepp
(a.k.a. Final Theme)
Composed by Charlie Clouser
Performed by Charlie Clouser
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Just See SAW!
6 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Wow. The critics weren't wrong. Not since seven has horror been portrayed so majestically.

From the first minute to last this film twists and turns you till you feel rather poorly. Just like 'Se7en', the all-round Grittiness that director James Wan creates disgusts and enthralls. Just like 'Se7en', there is a H U G E twist that makes your blood curdle.

A lack of star names helps the movie flow as the pace builds to a finale that won't be forgotten by this viewer in a hurry!

I still can't sleep.

It is well scripted, well acted, and, for everyone who guesses the killer after the first few minutes, keeps you guessing right up to the final reel. It is better than Seven for shock value. It is not over the top gory but there is a final scene which makes you sweat.

Very highly recommended!

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