5.8/10
59,377
306 user 199 critic

Jigsaw (2017)

Clip
1:01 | Clip

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for over 10 years.
Reviews
Popularity
1,251 ( 11)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Saw VI (2009)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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.

Director: Kevin Greutert
Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Kevin Greutert
Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell
Saw V (2008)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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.

Director: David Hackl
Stars: Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell
Saw IV (2007)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Louis Ferreira
Saw III (2006)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jigsaw abducts a doctor in order to keep himself alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen
Saw II (2005)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G
Saw (2004)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

Director: James Wan
Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
Saw (2003)
Short | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

David, an orderly at a hospital, tells his horrific story of being kidnapped and forced to play a vile game of survival.

Director: James Wan
Stars: Leigh Whannell, Paul Moder, Katrina Mathers
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from Death itself, which seeks out those who escaped their fate.

Director: James Wong
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

Director: James Wong
Stars: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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.

Director: David R. Ellis
Stars: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

Director: Steven Quale
Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Passmore ... Logan Nelson
Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John Kramer
Callum Keith Rennie ... Detective Halloran
Hannah Emily Anderson ... Eleanor Bonneville
Clé Bennett ... Detective Keith Hunt
Laura Vandervoort ... Anna
Paul Braunstein ... Ryan
Mandela Van Peebles ... Mitch
Brittany Allen ... Carly
Josiah Black ... Edgar Munsen
Edward Ruttle ... Matt
Michael Boisvert ... Lee James
Sam Koules Sam Koules ... Melissa
Troy Feldman Troy Feldman ... Officer Palermo
Shaquan Lewis ... Officer Solomon
Edit

Storyline

It has been over a decade since Jigsaw died. However, after a new series of murders occurs, police find themselves chasing after the original Jigsaw Killer - John Kramer. Could John Kramer still be alive or is another killer out there with a different motive? Written by Rebekah Swain

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Are you worthy? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jigsaw See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,640,452, 29 October 2017

Gross USA:

$38,052,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,952,888
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Spiralizer" bears similarities to "The Horsepower Trap" from "Saw 3D": both traps have an emergency break which stops the trap and both traps run on the power of a vehicle. See more »

Goofs

When Logan plays a hard drive found in the body of a victim, you hear the audio play, but when it cuts to the computer, it shows the audio file has just started playing. See more »

Quotes

Eleanor Bonneville: It's Jigsaw.
Logan Nelson: Jigsaw's dead.
Eleanor Bonneville: Is he?
See more »

Connections

Follows Saw (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Fade Away
Performed by Great American Canyon Band
Courtesy of Six Degrees Records
By Arrangement with Primary Wave Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
For better or worse, this is the 'Jurassic World' of the Saw franchise
27 October 2017 | by soulsk8ter225See all my reviews

From 2004 to 2010, we were greeted with a Saw film once every Halloween. Each film built on the foundation of the previous film, literally deeming them as iterations of one another. Now that time has past between films and new films and ideas have come out since then in the torture porn genre (I hate using that phrase, especially to describe the first film), new ground had to be broken. There are die- hard Saw fans like myself who know most every little intricacy of the first seven films, but nobody cares about the old formula anymore. It tired itself out. Instead of reiterating, it was now time to innovate. Enter co-writers Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger and co-directors Michael & Peter Spierig, and in Halloween of 2017 you get Jigsaw.

All of this follows an eerily similar path to the Jurassic Park franchise. JP had sequels that, while in-name they hold their own, after a while started turn away some moviegoers and even got close to jumping the shark if it continued down the beaten path. So they created some space between themselves for some years, and came back with a re-branding. Both films (Jigsaw and Jurassic World) serve as standalone films if you so want to treat them as such or jump into them anew, play off their respective first films in terms of content and paying proper homage, modernize themselves and play more to a general casual audience (Jigsaw domestically, JW globally), can and probably will churn out its own set of sequels, and let veterans of the franchises appreciate the small bits that played off any one of the previous installments. Jurassic World lives in a PG-13 setting though and caved in to more Hollywood tropes (including CGI), plus is a much higher budget film, but Jigsaw still breaks a lot of new ground that will not play familiarly to the Saw films of old.

When Darren Lynn Bousman jumped on board to direct Saw II, he noted in the commentary track what some of the 'staples' were for the franchise, including quick-cuts. While I don't agree with that assessment, this continued for his next two films in the franchise, and directors David Hackl and Kevin Greutert followed up with a similar format. The films also found themselves in flashback haven, remained almost exclusively within interior settings, and centralized a set of characters to connect within a small universe. Jigsaw opens up to the feeling that this is taking place in a larger city and environment, letting characters in and out of the games explore more and be realer people (in that they do not just serve the purpose of the film alone, like they have lives outside of what we see). The framing of the film has changed, the color palette has widened, Charlie Clouser's score is not as in-your-face, and the production simply doesn't feel as cheap. Right steps were made in making this film much more accessible, and I see this continuing in the future.

While Jurassic World actually seems to remove the sequels from canon (we will see if that's true with Jeff Goldblum's appearance in Fallen Kingdom), Jigsaw plays strongly in the sense that if you go without seeing, recalling, or keeping in mind Saw 4-7, you will be okay. Hoffman is completely out of the picture in Jigsaw, never once mentioned or concerned about. The only traits to be aware of in those films was that John lost a child, was once in a relationship with Jill Tuck, and there was an autopsy performed on his body. In fact, you could just as easily disregard specifics about Saw II and Saw III, and you will probably be okay. Knowing that John Kramer was killed in the third film just might be enough.

This one really mostly plays off the first film to be most effective, though. Aside from the elaborateness of the traps and games being made (which could transition more smoothly seeing the other seven films first), we can leave the first film understanding that a cancer- stricken individual puts victims in life-or-death scenarios because of moral sins they have committed, and if killed get a puzzle piece cut out of their bodies. Seasoned individuals will also find some of the twists in the new film somewhat predictable simply because they know how Jigsaw thinks (or really, how the writers think). There were over a half-dozen twists, and I probably guessed or suspected the majority of them. Didn't make the film any inferior because I'm sitting and thinking about the casual moviegoer experiencing this film, and I think the best thing you can do for yourself now is at least see the first film and heck even at most know the outcome of the original trilogy. Saw IV, V, VI and The Final Chapter now all end up being fan-service flicks, unless any Jigsaw sequels end up coming back to them more than they have now.

I liked this movie. It could've been a complete garbage escapade like the seventh film was, and it wasn't. This reignites the franchise after it had stalled out and breathes fresh air. Maybe we will get a couple more within the next few Halloweens, because there is something to explore but I don't know how they'll want to do it. It is up to their creative bones now, and I like that facet of it because they can make good films if they try their darnedest in doing so.

If this film interests you enough that you want to give the first film a chance and haven't yet, go to Netflix right now to check it out, consider completing the original trilogy if you loved it enough to see what happens next, and check out this film when you're able to. I've reached my 1000-word limit, so now I'll just leave you here with my franchise ranking:

1, 3, 6, 2, J, 5, 4, 7


10 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 306 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed