Agent Strahm is dead, and FBI agent Erickson draws nearer to Hoffman. Meanwhile, a pair of insurance executives find themselves in another game set by Jigsaw.


Kevin Greutert


Patrick Melton (screenplay), Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)
2,347 ( 242)
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John
Costas Mandylor ... Hoffman
Mark Rolston ... Erickson
Betsy Russell ... Jill
Shawnee Smith ... Amanda
Peter Outerbridge ... William
Athena Karkanis ... Agent Perez
Samantha Lemole ... Pamela Jenkins
Tanedra Howard ... Simone
Marty Moreau ... Eddie
Shawn Ahmed ... Allen
Janelle Hutchison Janelle Hutchison ... Addy
Gerry Mendicino ... Janitor
Caroline Cave ... Debbie
George Newbern ... Harold


Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The game has come full circle. (DVD cover) See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Was said to be the last "Saw" film for Kevin Greutert before he got placed in the director's chair for Saw: The Final Chapter (2010). See more »


During the footage of John Kramer when he is ill and apparently going through chemotherapy, he quite clearly has a small, thin beard on his chin. Chemotherapy kills rapidly dividing cells, such as cancer cells, hair cells and fingernails. It would be impossible to grow facial hair when going through this therapy. See more »


[first lines]
Simone: Help!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: In the Unrated Edition, there's an extra scene after the end credits: Amanda comes to the door of the place holding Corbett Denlon (Jeff Denlon's daughter, who Hoffman "saves" at the beginning of "Saw V" (2008)) and warns her "not to trust the one who saves her". See more »

Alternate Versions

Despite the R-rated theatrical cut only being available on DVD and in 4:3 "full screen" format, online streaming platform Vudu has this cut in its original 1.85 widescreen ratio and in high definition. Aside from this, rental-exclusive DVDs of the film (such as from Redbox) featured a widescreen transfer of the R-rated theatrical cut, albeit in standard definition. See more »


Referenced in Welshy Reviews: Saw Retrospective Introduction (2012) See more »


In Ashes They Shall Reap
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I can't be the only one...
24 October 2009 | by Meven_StoffatSee all my reviews

While I'll admit that this was indeed better than Saw V, I still did not like this movie at all. Ever since Saw IV, the series has become a total "Let's-try-to-come-up-with-as-many-gory-deaths-as-possible" game. I'm betting that a lot of the positive reviewers are either:

A)Easily pleased B)People who have not seen the movie and are giving it good reviews because they love the Saw movies C)A.D.D. teenagers who have not seen very many movies

Here, we've got Kevin Greutert in the director's chair. Now direction wise, he does a much better job than David HACKl. (I capitalized the first four letters for a reason- that's what HACKl is when it comes to directing). That said, this movie still sucked. It suffers from the same issues as Saw V- Too many flashbacks, rushed pacing, too many ideas with not enough time to pay attention to one specific detail.

However, where this is an improvement over Saw V is in many things. Tobin always delivers as Jigsaw and here he gives his best performance as Jigsaw. Jill is great too. I liked the overall look of the movie, and the gore was realistic looking too- not the CG crap like in Saw IV and V.

That is unfortunately where it stops. None of the traps are creative at all (the janitor trap? WTF). The movie was 75% flashbacks, which bored the hell out of me. The acting was bad as usual- but then again, with the exception of Jigsaw,when has the acting ever been good in a Saw movie. And that ending.Total bullshit! The second it was over, I thought "What the hell was that????".

In short, will I see Saw VII? Yes, but only because I just wanna see how the series will end up. It's impossible for one to think this would be a Freddy/Jason series, but it has turned out that way.

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Release Date:

23 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,118,444, 25 October 2009

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