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Saw II (2005)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  28 October 2005 (USA)
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A detective and his team must rescue eight people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

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Storyline

When detective Eric Matthews is called to a crime scene of a victim of Jigsaw, he finds a lead to the place where he is hidden. Once there, he realizes that Jigsaw trapped his son Daniel Matthews with three women and four men in a shelter, and they are inhaling a lethal nerve gas. If they do not use an antidote within two hours, they will die. Eric follows with increasing desperation the death of each member of the group in monitors, while trying to convince Jigsaw to release his son. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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New game. Different pieces. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Saw 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,189,212 (UK) (28 October 2005)

Gross:

$86,502 (Chile) (14 April 2006)
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Trivia

(at around 41 mins) When Obi popped out of the furnace he hit Glenn Plummer's (Jonas's) eye. They had to stop filming for half an hour to make sure he was okay. He can be seen turned around in one shot, and holding his eye in another. See more »

Goofs

When the SWAT team arrives at Jigsaw's lair, the clock on the wall says 7:30. After the timer in the monitor room has gone down by 90 minutes, a shot of the wall clock shows the time as 8:00 - only half an hour later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Michael Marks: Help! Anyone! He-elp!
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References Suspiria (1977) See more »

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Forget To Remember
Performed by Mudvayne
Remixed by Chris Lord-Alge
Written by Chad Gray, Matt McDonough, Greg Tribbet (as Greg Tribbett) & Ryan Martinie
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Nowhere near as great as the marvellous original
19 April 2006 | by (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) – See all my reviews

Although this follow-up to the marvellous 2004 thriller 'Saw' is nowhere near as great as the original, it is still a good film worth watching.

The "Jigsaw" killer plays another sick game with another unlucky group of people. They are placed in a booby-trapped house that is slowly filling up with a lethal nerve gas. They are doomed to die, unless they can find out what they have in common, complete various tasks in the house and find the antidote.

Where the original film's gore could be forgiven on the account of its high logic, this lazy sequel is just gore for its own sake. The pace has been slowed down to a snail's and there are fewer scares and twists to keep the viewer as interested. Nevertheless, few viewers will have worked out the final, nasty twist, which makes it all worthwhile.


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