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Saw V (2008)

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Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of strangers are put through a series of gruesome tests.

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Jigsaw and his young apprentice, Amanda, are dead. But the grisly games continue. Five supposed strangers find themselves in the midst of a game, and believe they are in a survival of the fittest competition. Via his now infamous video linked puppet, Jigsaw conveys the message that they should ignore their instincts. Meanwhile, agent Peter Strahm wants to prove that Mark 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, and must pass his test in order to stay alive. Written by Rebekah Swain

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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:

$30,053,954 (USA) (24 October 2008)

Gross:

$56,729,973 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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(at around 8 mins) If the extremely speeded-up shots during the cube scene are examined frame-by-frame, there are several single-frame cuts in which crewmembers can be seen working around the cube. One in particular shows Scott Patterson with a relaxed expression, with a face towel inside the cube and the cube lid partially open. Two crewmembers are working behind the cube and the hand of a third can also be seen. See more »

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Mallick: What are you doing?
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SAW V - Hyped to be a miss but definitely hit.
23 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like everyone else, I was expecting this movie to live up to the hype and be absolutely horrible. Since though I have seen SAW I-IV, I had to go see this at the midnight showing. What started it off, I was already impressed with that I saw. As the movie was going forward it was hard to tell how it would all add up. By the end though I was expecting to be disappointed and it really did not.

While SAW fans will appreciate this, it really depends on what you like. If you are expecting a SAW II - III where it is mainly gore and such, maybe not so much. If you are like the few who want to know more about the story, then it is a must to see this.

Now while every question is not answered, it makes up for it in its own ways. Do not be like me or most of the people who were hesitant to see this film due to people not enjoying it. I think many people would be surprised on just how great this film really is. To me, it was the best since the first one, despite the weak twist and sometimes cheesy kills. Then again, name a film that has been perfect because everyone has a fault.


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