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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 people are put through a series of gruesome tests.

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Storyline

Detective Mark Hoffman is deemed hero after he saves a young girl and "escapes" one of Jigsaw's games, or so it seems. Special Agent Peter Strahm is suspicious of him after his assistant Agent Lindsay Perez says Hoffman's name. While Agent Strahm looks into Detective Hoffman's past, a group of five people who helped burn a building which was supposedly abandoned, face a series of tests set up by the Jigsaw killer.

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Genres:

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

Budget:

$10,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,053,954, 26 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,746,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,864,059, 1 November 2009
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On the poster, the fifth female murder-doctor. She is an unknown Latin Canadian actress. See more »

Goofs

In the film, Erickson is constantly wearing a BlueTooth headset. When Hoffman calls him from Strahm's mobile phone, he answers the phone as normal, not using the headset. He appears to repeat this when he tries to track Strahm's mobile phone. See more »

Quotes

Jigsaw: [to Hoffman] Everybody deserves a chance!
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Connections

Edited from Saw IV (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Death and Destruction
Performed by Ministry
Remixed by Clayton Worbeck
Written by Al Jourgensen and Sin Quirin
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Not as good as previous installments
26 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

While this is still a watchable, well acted movie that continues on the Saw tradition well I have to give it a lower rating because it just was not as good as the previous installments. The plot and the traps that we have come to be surprised by seemed to be a more predictable and rushed along by the makers of the movie. It seemed like this movie could have just been tossed in with part 4 to make one big movie as the prequel to the next part. So to me it seemed like the studio just split up 1 movie into 2 parts to capitalize on the profits....which they have done well I might add because myself and many other movie goers packed the theater for the 5th Saw installment. So in closing I think this movie may be adequate for the die hard saw fans, not nearly good enough for new comers, and winds up lacking far more than it gives. That is why I can only give this movie a 5 out of 10


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