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  • Summary: With his new apprentice Amanda (Smith), Jigsaw, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police, has once again eluded capture and vanished. While two city detectives scramble to locate him, they are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard. (Lionsgate) Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. 80
    That may not exactly thrill those who admire the Saw films only for their splatter quotient, but all told, this is a more affecting study in grief, guilt and human frailty than "Babel."
  2. While Saw III provides a decent number of new twists, psychological as well as torture-wise, it necessarily lacks the originality of its predecessors.
  3. 63
    An improvement over the tedious "Saw II" (2005), this second sequel to the surprise 2004 hit still features the series' trademark gruesome "games" but shifts the focus to the relationships among the characters.
  4. 50
    Saw III may be the best of the trilogy; hopefully, it'll encourage its makers to wrap the franchise on a relatively high note.
  5. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    As much as you'd like the characters to become better people and beat Jigsaw's game, there is also a strong desire simply to watch violent spectacle. And somehow, there just isn't enough of the latter.
  6. Just like its increasingly wan antihero, this blood-soaked series is on its last legs.
  7. 25
    Television is a state of mind. And the makers of Saw III have delivered the most despicable episode of "One Life to Live" ever.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 66
  2. Negative: 17 out of 66
  1. May 3, 2013
    A nightmarish film but yet so good at its plot it is sensitively awesome. And seeing Jigsaw finally getting killed was a important part in the Saw trilogy. Definitely a must watch for die-hard Saw fans like me. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    Woo! Awesome fella. Better than the previous one. Still a little shallow and too incomplete. But the deaths are quite favorable to my preference. The ending really breaks my heart though. Expand
  3. Mar 4, 2014
    Saw III is just too long for the story, but the characters are pretty good and I'm glad they didn't focus on the traps. Nevertheless one trap with the naked woman doesn't fit in the series, because it's the only erotic scene! Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2010
    it wasn't as good as the original, but it beats the second movie in just one shot. it wasn't a bad movie, but it was this close and it ended the trilogy that focuses on John Kramer also known as Jigsaw. Saw III is also worth a try. Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2014
    Back on track after the second one. The story is an improvement and the ending is clever. The series is better when there is more storytelling and focus on the relationship instead of people just trying to survive. Also I must point out that the score or the theme music used in this movie is unforgettable. However, due to the extreme gore throughout this movie it is not for everyone even those who have the strongest of stomach's might turn away. In the end this is a big improvement from the second and only slightly worse than the first, I give it 61.0/100 (above average) Expand
  6. Feb 12, 2012
    The acting was ok but no where near as good as the first two films. The traps were scary though and imo the best in the series. The plot isnt interesting though and fails to keep you entertained like the first two films did. Its an above average horror film but thats about it. Expand
  7. Dec 3, 2010
    This movie is alright, it is too long- I thought Jigsaw died in the second movie. I mean- it's gory and disgusting, this movie needs to be shorter, i saw the unrated cut, it was too long Expand

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