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Saw II (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror  |  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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Jonas Singer
Obi Tate (as Timothy Burd)
Kelly Jones ...


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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Crime | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,189,212 (UK) (28 October 2005)


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

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Addison's name is never mentioned directly in the film. See more »


The first time we see the number 9 on Addison's neck, it has a curvy line, looking like an upside down 6. Later, when there are flashes of the previous numbers, the 9 shows up with a straight line. See more »


[first lines]
Michael Marks: Help! Anyone! He-elp!
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References Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) See more »


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Less original, but still worth a look.
15 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The original Saw was probably my most favorite recent "horror" movie, so naturally I was excited when the second one came out. I saw it its opening weekend in theaters, and **THIS WAS IN PREVIEWS, SO I Don't CONSIDER IT A SPOILER** I see a man strapped to a chair, with this "Man in the Iron Mask"-like thing on with all sorts of pretty nails poking toward his face. If you've seen the first one, you can expect what it does. A TV turns on, and there's the puppet thing, and that creepy voice. I'm like "Hell yes!" and it seemed like a great beginning, and it truly does have a great idea going for it, but unfortunately it seems like they got lost in the success of the original and the new bigger budget and lost something. It became the traditional horror movie, with your typical predictable characters, and the innovation and claustrophobic feel of the original was gone. It wasn't scary, but then again I didn't think the first one was to be honest, I think they're more of a mental experience than anything. The weird acid-trip like camera shake still occurs, though thankfully less frequently, and it is like a bigger budget Saw. Think Land of the Dead. Still a Romero movie, but it didn't feel like one as much. Same thing applies here. The ending is cool for most people, but I honestly saw it coming. It gets a bit muddled, and by the end of it you really don't remember much except the very beginning and end. It's fun, and it's an interesting piece of this new Saw series, but it just doesn't seem to live up to the original for me. You watch it yourself and give it a chance. I give it a 6 1/2.

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