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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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David Hackl

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Patrick Melton (screenplay), Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Jeff Pustil ... Bernie
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Storyline

Detective Mark Hoffman is deemed a 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 down a building which was supposedly abandoned face a series of tests set up by Jigsaw. Written by Rebekah Swain

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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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo V See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,053,954, 26 October 2008

Gross USA:

$56,746,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,864,059
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Production Co:

Twisted Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | DTS (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Whoever went into the water in the bathtub trap could have possibly survived. The amount of current running through the device was about 100 milliamps, which is at the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to a fatal electric shock. A fatal amount of current is usually somewhere between 100-200 milliamps (0.1-0.2 amps), the exact amount varies from person to person depending on factors such as muscle/fat density and cardiac health. See more »

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Quotes

Luba: What did you do?
Brit: You go first.
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Also available in an unrated director's cut version, which restores deleted scenes and the violence originally cut for an 'R' rating. See more »

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Probably the least interesting Saw movie as of yet.
25 November 2008 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Yes, the Saw-franchise is beginning to get a bit tiresome. I'm still a fan of it thought but it needs some new fresh ideas fast.

Of course in essence all Saw movies are more or less the same. However all previous movies still knew to keep me interested and guessing throughout the entire movie. It still featured some surprising and interesting elements, while "Saw V" really doesn't feature any. No big surprises or twists here, not even at the ending, which in my opinion was a bit weak and disappointing. Normally the end of a Saw movie provides a big twists that will leave you shocked and stunned in your chair, for a few minutes after the movie has ended. I missed this in "Saw V".

The movie is also the least interesting Saw movie as of yet because it features some lazy writing. Normally Saw scripts are airtight ones but not this one sadly. It often takes the obvious paths.

Like always it is also featuring lots of different plot-lines and characters again, although in this case not all are connected well enough to each other. Seriously, what have all those people going to the Jigsaw-trails have to do with the rest of the movie its plot? It just seems to be there because its a Saw movie and it needs to feature all these sick and twisted games. The story lines don't ever really get together well enough. The movie again is also featuring lots of flashbacks, which shows events that happened in the previous movies, often seen from a different side this time but some of these flashbacks however are quite pointless for the movie once you start thinking about it.

I also blame Hoffman for it that this movie doesn't work out as good and interesting as any of the other sequels. He's the new Jigsaw and as of yet he also is the least interesting one. It probably also has to do with the fact that he is featured a lot in the movie, while Jigsaw normally always remain on the background. Also the reasons why he became the new Jigsaw, as gets shown in this movie, are a bit shaky and not exactly believable.

The movie itself is perhaps also lacking in one clear good main hero and character.

It still is a superior genre movie of course. It's concept alone is already good and interesting enough to please the genre fans and provides the potential for an infinitive amount of Saw-sequels. All Saw movies have a great look and atmosphere over them, though this one works out as the least effective one when it comes down to its atmosphere and horror/thriller elements because of the reason that this movie features very little new elements.

The Jigsaw games themselves also seem less innovative and clever. It's still gruesome and lots of bloods and guts can be seen flying around but it's just less surprising and shocking all.

Lets hope "Saw VI" will have some fresh new good ideas and a better script with some better- and more interesting characters in it.

7/10

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