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Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman, the final apprentice to the serial killer is deigned a hero. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm continues to track Hoffman while another group of strangers are put through a series of gruesome traps.

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Storyline

Jigsaw and his young apprentice, Amanda, are dead. But the grisly games continue. 5 supposed strangers find themselves in the midst of the big game, and believe they are in a survival of the fittest competition. Via his now infamous video linked doll, Jigsaw conveys the message that they should ignore their instincts, and ignore his advice at their peril. Meanwhile, agent Strahm wants to prove that Hoffman is an apprentice to Jigsaw, and pursues him as he continues his twisted games. What Strahm does not realize is that Hoffman is testing him all along, and must pass his test in order to stay alive. Written by Nathanael Benson

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

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24 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo V  »

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Budget:

$10,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£953,397 (UK) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

$56,729,973 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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Trivia

The opening pendulum trap was a real working model. However, for the times when the actor was underneath it, the metal blade was replaced with a foam one. Likewise, the hand-crushers were foam too except for the close-up shots where they looked too fake. Real heavy duty material was used then with a prosthetic hand inserted. See more »

Goofs

In the room with the mounted razor traps, a timer on the wall is shown to begin counting down from 15:00. However, a few seconds later Charles points to the timer, and it is shown with 15:00 on its display again. The beeping heard once the timer has begun also stops in the next few shots. See more »

Quotes

Jigsaw: [to Hoffman] They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery...
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Very Acceptable
24 October 2008 | by (IL, USA) – See all my reviews

To say the least, I was NOT disappointed. I enjoyed the film as much as I thought I would. Going in, I had some doubts, what with a new director and this being a fifth installment in a horror series (they usually start sucking by the 3rd).

As soon as the opening credits start, you can already tell that a different director had his hands on the project. Acceptence doesn't take long to sink in though. As expected, the film meets the typical Saw requirements. Multiple traps and more revealing back-story.

Simply put, Saw V should not disappoint the loyal Saw fan. I know I'll be back for the next installment with bells on.

Seeing that this is the fifth film, you simply MUST see 1-4 in order to truly understand all the flashbacks. I don't want to give anything away, so all I will say is this: The very last trap in this film is one of my new favorites. . .


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