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 people are put through a series of gruesome tests.
Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor named Lynn denlon to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test. Lynn has to keep jigsaw alive until Jeff completes the test or else Lynn will die
As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
Detective Hoffman is deemed hero after he saves a young girl and "escapes" one of Jigsaws game, or do it seems. Special Agent Strahm is suspicious of him after his assistant, Agent Perez dies. While Strahm dives into Hoffman's past, a group of 5 people who all helped burn a building which was supposedly abandoned are put to a series of tests, set up by the Jigsaw Killer.
Real animal blood was used for the final trap. The director said they wouldn't have used it if they'd known how bad it was going to smell. See more »
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 »
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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