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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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We Dare You Again... See more »

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

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28 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,995 (Chile) (7 April 2006)

Gross:

$86,502 (Chile) (14 April 2006)
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This is director of photography David A. Armstrong's first digital film. See more »

Goofs

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[first lines]
Michael Marks: Help! Anyone! He-elp!
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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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A taught thriller
28 October 2005 | by (Pompton Plains, NJ USA) – See all my reviews

Saw II follows on the heels of Saw, as another taught, tense thriller. The mark of a great thriller/shocker/horror movie is the number of twists and turns, and this is what identifies Saw II as one of the better members of its genre.

This is NOT a movie where people walk backwards into dark rooms. This is NOT a movie where people pull sheets off bodies. That's all too predictable for Saw II. In fact, there's virtually nowhere in this film, where you can say that you've got it figured out.

Few movies keep me on the edge of my seat. This was one of them. There was no one dozing off during this flick. And the number of folks who walked out to take/make cell phone calls was the lowest I've ever seen.

Like Saw, this sequel is more than a little bloody in some places, but that's to be understood. It was never promoted as a walk in the park. If you're in the mood for a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this is worth a try.

And this movie left more than a few folks in the audience waiting for another sequel.


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