(2006)

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Metascore

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75
Entertainment Weekly
Admit it: It's not every horror film that can make you feel preached at and slimed at the same time.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
While Saw III provides a decent number of new twists, psychological as well as torture-wise, it necessarily lacks the originality of its predecessors.
63
An improvement over the tedious "Saw II" (2005), this second sequel to the surprise 2004 hit still features the series' trademark gruesome "games" but shifts the focus to the relationships among the characters.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
The question for moviegoers: Would you rather get your dose of existenz-philosophie from Dostoyevsky or a slasher flick?
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The presence of some genuine feeling distinguishes Saw III from its predecessors. That said, it has plenty of the blood, torture and dismemberment that moviegoers demand from their Halloween weekend entertainment.
50
As much as you'd like the characters to become better people and beat Jigsaw's game, there is also a strong desire simply to watch violent spectacle. And somehow, there just isn't enough of the latter.
50
Pop psychology has never been as visceral as it is in Saw III.
38
New York Daily News
Just like its increasingly wan antihero, this blood-soaked series is on its last legs.
25
While "Saw" and "Saw II" were pretty good splatter films hampered by spectacularly unbelievable endings, Saw III is annoying for almost the duration of the movie.
25
Television is a state of mind. And the makers of Saw III have delivered the most despicable episode of "One Life to Live" ever.

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