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Saw III (2006)

R | | Horror | 27 October 2006 (USA)
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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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Also Known As:

Jigsaw Puzzle 3: 3 Death  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,522,521 (UK) (27 October 2006)

Gross:

$80,150,343 (USA) (8 December 2006)
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Lionsgate wanted a vehicle for Bahar Soomekh after she scored a success with Crash (2004). Soomekh wavered over committing to Saw III (2006) as she was not a fan of horror movies. She claimed to have nightmares for the first month that she was on set. 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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This Calling
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Written by Jeanne Sagan, Michael Martin, Oliver Herbert & Phillip LaBonte
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The best things come in three's.
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Saw 2 was perhaps the biggest surprise in the form of a horror sequel I have received for a long time. When I finished seeing Saw 2, I was so pumped for Saw 3 that I wasn't even going to pay attention to what my friends and critics alike had to say about this movie, which were all negative. Finally saw it, and it doesn't disappoint.

Saw 3 starts right off where the second one ended, and I wont tell you anything in case you haven't seen Saw 2, so go see it! Now, this Saw has two different parts that go back and forth one to the other. The part of Lynn, a doctor and also a wife who has neglected her husband and thus she is thrust into Jigsaw's newly incorporated "game", and the other part comes in the form of Jeff, a man driven by vengeance who must also go through a series of hellish tasks, in order to reach the man who killed his son, and kill him, if so he chooses. Now these two parts are so incredibly connected that I wont spoil a thing, because it is just a wonder to behold what happens at the end. This movie as well offers insight into the past two Saw movies, which was a welcome treat for the fans and it also explains a bit more about what happened after they ended. Also, we get to see Amanda's take on how she tortures people, which is just painful and at times, hard to watch.

Now the acting in this movie was as decent as Saw 2, which, like Saw 2, had some standouts. Angus Macfadyen was really incredible as Jeff, perhaps the best character since Cary Elwes in the first Saw. He was clearly the best acted character in the movie, followed by the obvious Tobin Bell who is just as intimidating and awesomely evil as he was in Saw 2. The others are the characters of Lynn and Amanda.

Now if I haven't praised the script enough, then I'll repeat myself, this script... is incredible! From the start to the bloody finish it keeps you on the edge of your seat, trying to figure what the hell is going to happen at the end, and you will never know until you finish seeing it, or if someone spoils it for you. Sure it starts a little slow, but it gets better, you just have to see it for yourself. Also for the gore and violence in this movie, they sure turn it up a notch, and it shows, very well done special effects, and some really painful sequences.

Few gripes with the movie: Although the script was incredible, it has some problems, like a slow beginning for example. The acting by the tortured people is just ridiculous, not by all of the them, but the majority. And it isn't better than the first Saw, its up there with Saw 2.

Bottom Line, even though it has its problems, it is a worthy sequel to Saw 1 and 2, and I am definitely going to go see Saw 4 which is coming very soon. But I wonder, will Bousman and crew keep the momentum going or is it all going downhill from there? We will just have to see. 7/10.


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