Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Just like its increasingly wan antihero, this blood-soaked series is on its last legs.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    This is laughably absurd, but unlike the first "Saw," the third installment gives no indication that its humor is intentional.
  3. While "Saw" and "Saw II" were pretty good splatter films hampered by spectacularly unbelievable endings, Saw III is annoying for almost the duration of the movie.
  4. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 229 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 67
  2. Negative: 17 out of 67
  1. Sep 18, 2011
    Surprisingly despite the gruesome cinematography and a cynically unexplained plot, "Saw 3" bests the its other 2 prequels by focusing deeply into character depth. Although the depth is shallow, at least they tried. Full Review »
  2. MatthewT.
    Sep 16, 2007
    It's Amanda's story and is really pretty brilliant and heartbreaking. It's the best of the three.
  3. JasonS.
    Oct 23, 2007
    Not quite as good as saw 1 but better then saw 2.