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Saw V (2008)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  24 October 2008 (USA)
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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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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo V  »

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Box Office


$10,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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| (unrated director's cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Seth's trap is inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe short story "The Pit and the Pendulum." See more »


(at around 36 mins) When Charles takes over breaking the hanging jars in the second room that the remaining four of the fatal five encounter, at one point you can see some of the rubber glass bouncing on the ground. See more »


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I believed how it ended
25 October 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Given that the Saw films are notable for their unexpected plot twists, the fact that this was the most predictable one makes it difficult to see why it scored the "You won't believe how it ends" tagline. Otherwise, it's decent. It blows Saw III out of the water, but I don't feel it really compares to the other three. I can appreciate that they're trying to bring it back to what the original was all about; a brilliant plot with a couple of gory scenes (the previous two have been somewhat gore-laden with little story for my liking), the problem being, unfortunately, that the plot is fairly weak. The intensity of the torture scenes is greatly increased, though, by the rest period between them.

As a horror film, this works, but don't expect Saw - and don't expect to be blown away by the ending, because it is nothing special. That said, if you're addicted to the Saw saga as so many of us are, there's no harm in going out to see it.

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