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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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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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You won't believe how it ends. See more »

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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

Understandably Scott Patterson was a little apprehensive about sticking his head in a sealed box that would fill with water. The trap was tested beforehand and didn't go terribly well, which only added to his concern. Ultimately, the actor stepped up and did the scene himself without resorting to a stuntman. Several takes were required however to capture the scene as Patterson found himself uncomfortable at various points during the shooting of this scene. See more »

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The Saw series definitely loses it's teeth.
10 March 2009 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

There is always SOME small pleasure to be derived from watching the Saw movies. Some teeny tiny bit, be it from seeing the nasty deathtraps placed in front of prospective victims, the irony of people realising their mistakes at the very last moment or even just the solid acting from Mr Tobin Bell (who, surely, can't believe how lucky he has been with each sequel released).

That ends here though. Okay, there are still a couple of choice moments for gorehounds but this sequel (with Jigsaw's accomplice trying to stay one step ahead of a determined cop while 5 fresh victims are put through a few, surprisingly dull, trials) really loses it's way. While I did not enjoy part 4 of the franchise, that at least had the decency to throw some more great death scenes in there and fill out the runtime with back-story/flashbacks that were actually mildly interesting. This time around all we are left with is filler material - stuff that seems to have been cast off from earlier instalments either due to time constraints or because it was simply considered too ridiculous.

The acting is pretty lame, although that has always been a factor of these movies with the possible exception of part 3, the script is convoluted, self-devouring and dumb while it thinks it's being smart and you really don't care what happens to any of the main characters. Even if you do care for them you can tell the final outcome as soon as you see them gathered together and hear their instructions.

David Hackl the director just needs to remove the letter "l" from the end of his surname if he continues to give us movies of such a low calibre.

See this if you like: Saw 4, Untraceable, Captivity.


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