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Saw IV (2007)

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Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to ... See full summary »


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Art Blank (as Justin Louis)
Amanda Young (archive footage)


Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences. Written by Lionsgate

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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture throughout, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo IV  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,482,889 (UK) (26 October 2007)


$63,270,259 (USA) (7 December 2007)

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| (unrated director's cut)

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| | | (Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Betsy Russell was in the same outfit during the hospital scene after which Jill loses Gideon, as she is in the interrogation scene. She the camera slowly pans to the mirror to transition into the interrogation scene with Strahm. The sets were right next door to each other and Betsy literally ran to the interrogation set for the transition to work properly. See more »


In the interrogation room a camera and a crew member is reflected in the 2-way mirror. Between 50:44 and 50:45 during 8 picture frames (72998-73006). See more »


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Pathologist: Subject's name is John Kramer. 52 year old male; Caucasian. He's seen better days.
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Let's hope the games never end
25 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Will it ever end? I don't know, but after this one, I'm eager for more still! I know what you're thinking, it's been overdone. I admit that it's your opinion and you can judge the series after three movies, but you don't close the book on the 3rd movie when the story is "just beginning".

Should you bother seeing this movie if you haven't seen the other Saw movies? No. What if you like gore and suspense... sure. But this movie is strictly for the Saw fans who have seen the first three and followed every step and hint, otherwise it's a big waste of time. The only thing that helps those people is that every Saw movie shows flashbacks. Honestly though, it's not as useful as seeing them to begin with.

Now to the movie...

This was the first Saw movie that was not written by Leigh Whannel. Is this a problem? I don't really think so. Saw IV was just as riveting and plot-detailed as the first three. I watched the movie tonight with 2 friends in a closed theatre, and we were all talking during the entire movie asking each other questions and trying to figure out the plot. I feel bad for the massive amounts of people cramming the theatre on opening night; there's going to be so much talking, it will be unbearable to follow. "Who's that guy?" "Do you think he really died?" "I bet he's playing a game as well". Not so much fun.

Let me be completely honest about this movie, and that will be all for me. There were many twists and turns, all what we hoped for. The details are superb; everything clicked and was managed well. Most of all, the gore, violence and games were top notch. I was stunned at how amazing the tests were... seriously. It was a joy to watch.

Completely entertaining. If you liked the first Saws, then you will not want to miss this one. 7 out of 10. In my opinion, it was better than Saw III, but slightly below Saw II... and of course, not near the original. But still, Saw IV was brilliant.

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