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Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen through a brutal test.

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Storyline

Jeff is an anguished man, who grieves and misses his young son that was killed by a driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the man and reckless with his wife and daughter. When Dr. Lynn Denlon, who has troubles with her marriage, is abducted by the deranged Jigsaw's apprentice Amanda, she is brought to a gruesome warehouse to keep John Kramer alive in spite of having a terminal brain tumor. Amanda puts a necklace gadget full of explosives around Dr. Lynn's neck connected to John Kramer's life support system, and tells her that if he dies the device will explode. Meanwhile, Jeff is submitted to a sick game of forgiveness with surprising dark consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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27 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo III  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$448,470 (Mexico) (17 November 2006)

Gross:

$80,150,343 (USA) (8 December 2006)
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Initially writer Leigh Whannell and director Darren Lynn Bousman turned down the opportunity to work on Saw III (2006). It was only during a lunch with original Saw (2004) director James Wan following the death of producer Gregg Hoffman, that they decided that they should make the film, mainly as a dedication to Hoffman. See more »

Goofs

When Lynn is wearing the "Shotgun Collar," close-up/insert shots show the primers on the shotgun shells already discharged. This means the shells had already been fired and would not work. While we could imagine that empty shells were used as containers for explosives, this is inconsistent with the collar's design (hammers are set to strike each cartridge) and effect (the collar, cartridges, and most of the victim above the chin are intact after firing). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amanda: Game over.
Eric Matthews: I'll fucking kill you! You fucking bitch! You fucking bitch! I'll fucking kill you!
[screams hopelessly]
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Followed by Saw V (2008) See more »

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Organ Grinder
Written by Emilie Autumn
Performed by Emilie Autumn
Courtesy of Traitor Records
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Not worth my time or $8.50.
1 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The night it came out, a few of my friends came back telling me how much they liked it. Some of them mentioned that the acting had gotten better and that it was indeed better than the second one.

Now, seeing as how I didn't really like either of the first two I should have suspected the same with the third installment of this trilogy. I figured I'd give it a chance, however. The only added benefit was that a few of my friends were getting dressed up and went out on Halloween night to see it. That turned out to be the only good part of the night.

Saw III tries to be an eye covering gore fest and fails miserably. I thought it made a better comedy than anything. At no point during the movie did I ever feel tension. I sat watching the movie in complete disappointment waiting for a moment of tension to build. It never came.

I was suspecting the movie to rely on pure shock and "surprise" scares, which it did. The only problem with it is that none of them worked. Every time something happened that was meant to scare people I either was filled with a, "Is that the best you can do?" feeling or I laughed.

The acting has not gotten any better and by the end of the movie I was really getting tired of hearing Jigsaw say he wanted to play a game. I suppose after three movies it's bound to get annoying.

Super fast cuts fashioned into strobing type of shots and constant change from very dark scenes to highly contrasted scenes filled with white light only supported a headache through the film.

Don't believe the hype of this movie. If you want to see gore or be truly frightened, look elsewhere because Saw III definitely does not deliver on either point.

I should have went to see The Prestige instead.


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