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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 becomeWith 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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Score distribution:
  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. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    63
    The question for moviegoers: Would you rather get your dose of existenz-philosophie from Dostoyevsky or a slasher flick?
  4. 50
    Pop psychology has never been as visceral as it is in Saw III.
  5. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    50
    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. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 69
  2. Negative: 17 out of 69
  1. MatthewT.
    Sep 16, 2007
    10
    It's Amanda's story and is really pretty brilliant and heartbreaking. It's the best of the three.
  2. Marlowe
    Oct 29, 2006
    9
    Although some of the scenes were quite out-played and over done. It was, in my opinion, the best movie since "The Lobsterman From Mars" or Although some of the scenes were quite out-played and over done. It was, in my opinion, the best movie since "The Lobsterman From Mars" or "Killer Klowns From Outer Space." Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    9
    Ok Saw II was pretty crap, Saw III however goes back to what made the original great. It begins to continue the story of detective MatthewsOk Saw II was pretty crap, Saw III however goes back to what made the original great. It begins to continue the story of detective Matthews but then loses itself in an even bigger story, someone is copying the Jigsaw killings but giving their victims no hope of escape. With Jigsaw on his death bed dying of a brain tumour and his apprentice Amanda being a pretty stubborn **** a doctor and her husband must play their own games to earn back their lives. Though the plot is pretty crappy the traps are nice and finally some good gore rather than the **** few litres of blood we have been used to over the past couple of years. Intestines, brains and even some mulched up pigs are thrown into the line up with the most disgusting Saw yet. Expand
  4. Dec 23, 2013
    6
    Saw III, which is most of the fan's favorite it seems. This was a good movie, and a worthy entry in the series, but it just wasn't as good asSaw III, which is most of the fan's favorite it seems. This was a good movie, and a worthy entry in the series, but it just wasn't as good as Saw or Saw II. The deaths are crazy graphic and fun, and it does mark the end of Jigsaw, which makes the movie interesting and fun to watch. Good movie, 6/10. Expand
  5. Feb 17, 2015
    5
    Saw III is a 2006 Canadian-American horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and story by James Wan andSaw III is a 2006 Canadian-American horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and story by James Wan and Whannell. From what I see, Saw movie series takes down. Maybe I have too high expectations from a movie like Saw. However it is quite interesting, but fails to attract me. Expand
  6. MikeD
    Jan 30, 2007
    4
    Nowhere near as good as the first two. The end twist was and dual storylines were good but the two hot babes working as the doctor and psycho Nowhere near as good as the first two. The end twist was and dual storylines were good but the two hot babes working as the doctor and psycho assistant was too much of a stretch. Saw got a little too Hollywood compared to the first two. Expand
  7. RobinH.
    Oct 28, 2006
    0
    Why would anybody find pleasure in this sick and boring fest of unnessacary gore and unresulting terror. This movie may be grim, but it is Why would anybody find pleasure in this sick and boring fest of unnessacary gore and unresulting terror. This movie may be grim, but it is not scary. It is simply a brillant load of garbage. Worst flop of 2006. Well of course its #1 in the box office for the first week but so was grudge 2 and that fell apart after three seconds. Expand

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