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Director:
Writers:
Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 October 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You won't believe how it ends. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A review of mixed feelings... See more (250 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John

Costas Mandylor ... Mark Hoffman

Scott Patterson ... Agent Strahm

Betsy Russell ... Jill

Julie Benz ... Brit

Meagan Good ... Luba

Mark Rolston ... Dan Erickson

Carlo Rota ... Charles

Greg Bryk ... Mallick
Laura Gordon ... Ashley

Joris Jarsky ... Seth
Mike Butters ... Paul

Al Sapienza ... Chief of Police

Mike Realba ... Detective Fisk
Jeff Pustil ... Bernie

Dana Sorman ... Law Office Receptionist

Sheila Shah ... Special Agent Cowan

Samantha Lemole ... Pamela Jenkins

Lyriq Bent ... Rigg (archive footage)

Athena Karkanis ... Agent Perez (archive footage)

Louis Ferreira ... Art (archive footage) (as Justin Louis)

Donnie Wahlberg ... Eric Matthews (archive footage)

Danny Glover ... David Tapp (archive footage)

Shawnee Smith ... Amanda (archive footage)

Bahar Soomekh ... Lynn (archive footage)

Niamh Wilson ... Corbett

Angus Macfadyen ... Jeff (archive footage)

Lisa Berry ... EMT
Bill Vibert ... Officer

Tony Nappo ... Gus

Brandon McGibbon ... Hank

Tim Burd ... Obi

Natalie Brown ... Heather Miller (scenes deleted)
Quancetia Hamilton ... Person with Dog
Lorraine Foreman ... Old Woman
Sarah Power ... Angelina

Cory Lee ... Jasmine (scenes deleted)

David Gale ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Catherine Rix ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Michael A. Miranda ... Additional Voice Talent (voice) (as Michael Miranda)
Stephen Sparks ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Jennifer Donison ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Curnew ... Bartender (uncredited)
Alex Revan ... Grayson Blood (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Hackl 
 
Writing credits
Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)

Produced by
Troy Begnaud .... associate producer
Peter Block .... executive producer
Mark Burg .... producer
Jason Constantine .... executive producer
Daniel J. Heffner .... executive producer (as Daniel Jason Heffner)
Gregg Hoffman .... producer
Oren Koules .... producer
Stacey Testro .... executive producer
James Wan .... executive producer
Leigh Whannell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Charlie Clouser 
 
Cinematography by
David A. Armstrong 
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Greutert 
 
Casting by
Stephanie Gorin 
 
Production Design by
Anthony A. Ianni  (as Tony Ianni)
 
Art Direction by
Elis Lam  (as Elis Y. Lam)
 
Set Decoration by
Liesl Deslauriers 
 
Costume Design by
Alex Kavanagh 
 
Makeup Department
Damon Bishop .... prosthetics technician
François Dagenais .... prosthetics creator (as Francois Dagenais)
Craig-Ryan French .... Make-up Department 1st Assistant
Craig-Ryan French .... makeup artist
Iantha Goldberg .... assistant makeup artist
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Colin Penman .... key makeup artist
Sean Sansom .... prosthetics technician
Cathy Shibley .... assistant hair stylist
Vincent Sullivan .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Matt Cahill .... post-production supervisor
Thomas Vencelides .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Buell .... second assistant director
Greg Edmunds .... third assistant director
Sam Lennox .... assistant director
Steve Webb .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sam Agro .... storyboard artist
Tamara Andrews .... scenic painter
Ronald Bunt .... carpenter
Ed Butkus .... painter
Douglas Catty .... carpenter
John J. Fitzpatrick .... head laborer
Matthew Hallett .... assistant head carpenter
Victoria Hamilton .... key scenic artist
Steve Johnstone .... standby carpenter
Ian Kuter .... carpenter
Alan Letts .... construction coordinator
Francis Livingston .... carpenter
Jason Lunn .... leadman
Joe McLean .... assistant head carpenter
Mario Moreira .... assistant property master
James R. Murray .... property master (as Jim Murray)
Melissa Olson .... on set dresser: second unit
Frank Perna .... painter
Sorin Popescu .... assistant art director
Sean Scoffield .... graphic designer
Blair Slopek .... carpenter
Adam Smith .... specialty prop fabricator
Jay Sonderer .... painter
Cherie Spencer .... set dresser
Rob Valeriote .... head carpenter
Evan Ellicock .... construction laborer (uncredited)
Ian C. Harris .... daily construction laborer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Pat Cassin .... boom operator
Bill Devine .... adr mixer
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Katie Halliday .... assistant sound editor
Rob Hutchins .... assistant dialogue editor
Jimmy Lifton .... adr facility
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Geoff Raffan .... dialogue editor
John Douglas Smith .... supervising sound editor
Aran Tanchum .... adr mixer
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Neal .... adr stage assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Philippe Maurais .... special effects assistant
Jim Peacock .... special effects shop key
Jeff Skochko .... special effects supervisor
Steve Skochko .... special effects technician
Brodie Spaull .... special effects technician
Jason Detheridge .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... CGI artist: Switch VFX
Kemal Ally .... boujou tracking: Switch VFX
Don Asido .... data technician: Switch VFX
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer: Switch VFX
Amir Eftekhari .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Jason Kozsurek .... digital compositor
Jef Lonn .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Seth Martiniuk .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Beau Parsons .... digital compositor
Beau Parsons .... visual effects coordinator: Switch VFX
 
Stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Susan Horton .... stunt double: Megan Goode
Blair Johannes .... stunt double
Duncan McLeod .... stunt double: Scott Patterson
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Ferrier .... electrician
Brian Gedge .... camera operator
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... first assistant camera
Richard D. Leko .... daily grip
Tim Lovell .... rigging gaffer
Robert McRae .... gaffer
Monty Montgomerie .... key grip
Matthew Napier Andrews .... camera trainee
Mike Ohorodnyk .... grip
Derek Parkes .... best boy grip
Douglas G. Reid .... best boy electric
Jeremy Settles .... camera operator
Steve Van Denzen .... grip
Steve Wilkie .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Lauren Dickey .... casting
Misha Rasaiah .... casting assistant
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Karen Williams .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Brennan .... key costume breakdown artist
Roslyn Hanchard .... costume buyer
Leslie Kavanagh .... costume set supervisor
Stephanie Lees .... assistant costume designer
Susan Nycz .... assistant costume set supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Andrew Coutts .... associate editor
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate project manager
Rui Martins .... rushes telecine operator
Dave Muscat .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colorist
Motassem Younes .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Rob Bertola .... music editor
Charlie Clouser .... performer: original score
Peter Freeman .... musician: guitar
Danny Lohner .... musician: guitar
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Jonathan Scott Miller .... music supervisor
Jonathan Platt .... music supervisor
Chas Smith .... musician: bowed metals
 
Transportation Department
Ben Cekuta .... driver
Michael Gabourie .... driver
Roland 'Buddy' McGrath .... transportation captain
Susan McGrath .... driver
 
Other crew
Claire Adamson .... stand-in
Mark Behar .... special security consultant
Beverley Bremner .... key craft service
Juliette Caron .... french subtitles by
Cristin L. Cornett .... production coordinator
Ashleigh Dac .... production assistant
Yon Elvira .... marketing
Cynthia Hiley .... assistant: David Hackl
Kaleigh Kavanagh .... assistant: Dan Heffner
Tom Mayclim .... scan operator
Travis McConnell .... set production assistant
Brad McIlroy .... on location chef
Amina Nathoo .... key craft service
Barbara Pecs .... production accountant
Jeremy Pinard .... stage manager
Alicia Pleasence .... assistant production coordinator
Nate Richmond .... production assistant
Erick Salomon .... assistant: Mark Burg & Oren Koules
Nadia Sojak .... payroll accountant
Carla Spizziri .... first assistant accountant
Bob Tarantino .... production legal
Charles Taylor .... head armorer
Elizabeth Tremblay .... script supervisor
Dave Wood .... production assistant
Kris Wood .... playback coordinator
Kris Wood .... playback supervisor
Jesse Korosi .... playback editor (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
92 min | 95 min (unrated director's cut)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | DTS (Dolby 5.1)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Australia:R (DVD) | Australia:R (director's cut) | Austria:16 | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-16 | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) (DVD release) | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (unrated version) (uncut) | Germany:18 (cut) (DVD release) | Germany:18 (uncut) (theatrical release) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:18 | Ireland:16 | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 | South Africa:16LV | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #44624) | USA:Unrated (director's cut) | USA:NC-17 (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The guillotine blades in the first trap are all shaped like a V's, the numeral for "Saw V".See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: In the bathtub trap room, the three surviving characters are told that they have three minutes to "bridge the gap" and unlock the door to the next room. A timer above the door shows 15 minutes, but this one is connected to bombs in the corners of the room (something not mentioned on the videotape); the three-minute timer is set up separately.See more »
Quotes:
Jigsaw:Vengeance changes a person.
Jigsaw:It can make them realize what they're capable of.
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FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Was the pen in Strahm's pocket left accidently or on purpose?
What does Jigsaw mean when he tells Jill that he was sorry for what happened at the clinic?
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84 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
A review of mixed feelings..., 23 October 2008
Author: The_Amazing_Spy_Rises from United States

The Saw series has always been a standard of sorts. After what I felt was an iconic debut, the series has always remained consistently interesting, with one of the most compelling and ever expanding plots in film history. People may complain that the series is in decline, but what people need to realize is that each part is astronomically better than the corresponding parts of other horror series (for example, Saw IV is better than Halloween IV, or the 4th Nightmare on Elm Street film). The same holds true for Saw V, though the film definitely shows that the series is in decline and needs to end soon before it descends into pure absurdity.

A universal truth of the Saw series is that every entry, no matter who does it, will always be well written and contain a plot twist or two at the end. Again, Saw V continues the tradition of revealing the 'huge' (if you could call it that) twist whilst "Hello Zepp" by Charlie Clouser plays in the background. The film answers as many questions as it raises, and serves as more of an origin movie, like Saw IV did. Only this time, the origin doesn't focus on John Kramer/Jigsaw, and therein lies the problem.

Why does Saw V fail to impress me? Simple. Not enough Jigsaw. Tobin Bell, who has managed to create an iconic villain over the last 5 years, delivers another sublime performance that is not to missed in the world of horror as perhaps the greatest villain of the decade. It really amazed me how Saw IV had the best acting of the series, but just one movie later, pretty much every performer falls flat on their face. This is especially sad considering most of the cast are returning characters, except your typical "why is this happening to me! AHHH!" type characters (which got unbearably annoying, considering they killed off the two least annoying ones first). Meagan Good and Costas Mandylor are acceptable in their roles, however.

Back to the lack of Jigsaw. Tobin Bell really doesn't physically appear that much in the movie, and that is far and away its biggest flaw. The film is similar to Saw II more than the others. To get my drift a little better, imagine the second film, except reduce Jigsaw's screen time by about half. Yeah. This is the only weakness of the screenplay for me, which appears to have matured from the over the top torture porn in Saw III and the ridiculous attempt to run Saw IV concurrently with its predecessor. The film's biggest flaw is in the acting and lack of Jigsaw. Besides this, I really felt that it fit the mold as a worthy entry to the series.

After watching this, however, I no longer feel that Saw is the standard of excellence in horror as it once was. That said, the film has the advantage of being short and never dragging. It's well paced and will more than deliver the thrills. Another thing I feel obligated to mention is that this is the least scariest film in the series, which is okay, because unlike every other cheap horror film, Saw V doesn't try to be scary. It's more of a thriller with some gruesome images (like the first film) than a full blown horror movie (like parts II & III).

In the end, what it comes down to as far as your ability to enjoy the movie, you have to ask yourself this question: "why do I watch the Saw series?". If you watch it for the story and plot twists, you should be at least satisfied, if not entertained. If you watch the series for pure shock and awe and disgust, you'll be disappointed, because Saw V does not try to be a horror film outside of a few scenes. It's a decent entry to the series that is tolerable, despite a lack of the iconic Jigsaw, horrid acting, and a somewhat predictable plot twist (easily the most predictable of the series).

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