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  • Summary: In the fifth installment of the SAW franchise, Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, Hoffman must go on the hunt to eliminate all loose ends. (Lionsgate)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Jan 27, 2013
    50
    Hackl weaves scenes from the previous films into this one in clever ways, without adding to the confusion. The director also does a good job of maintaining the dark tone, which includes FBI offices that look as if they're being illuminated by night-lights, and dungeons that look as if you'd catch a venereal disease or two just by touching the door handles.
  2. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    42
    The production values have become so horror-movie shoddy that Saw V has more in common with kitsch like "Friday the 13th Part V" than the original "Saw."
  3. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    40
    The method to the madness of the traps turns out to be quite clever, but the rewriting of Saw mythology is the slasher equivalent of revising Star Wars so that Greedo fires at Han Solo first.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    Saw V is a terrible combination: grisly and tedious. Let's just call it bloody dull.
  5. 25
    Devotes so much time and energy to flashbacks and recycling footage from its predecessors that it threatens to implode.
  6. This year's installment is as disappointing as a Halloween bag filled with nothing but raisins.
  7. 10
    Skips back and forth in time, trying to piece together who did what, when and why. The only question really worth asking here: Who cares?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 80
  2. Negative: 29 out of 80
  1. Nov 8, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I believe this was one of the best saw movies, it demonstrated what a human being would do in situations effectively. It has us on the edge of our seat on who will be the last man standing and sums up with an excellent twist. Expand
  2. RossH.
    Oct 24, 2008
    10
    I actually really enjoyed this (I always assume the worst from sequels as usually they go downhill and die). Like Lowe said, the pieces I actually really enjoyed this (I always assume the worst from sequels as usually they go downhill and die). Like Lowe said, the pieces didn't com together completely, but it doesn't really diminish the fact that there are a LOT of loose ends from previous in the series that are tied together now. Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2011
    8
    It was actualyl rather fine, Probably one of the best in the series. Solid acting by the cast, Traps that didnt just focus on violence butIt was actualyl rather fine, Probably one of the best in the series. Solid acting by the cast, Traps that didnt just focus on violence but really the idea of actual vengence and paying retribution towards the wrongs that the people in the traps commited. It ended perfectly imo. Expand
  4. MattG
    Oct 27, 2008
    6
    If you pay to see this movie, you'll get exactly what you expect: a terrible plot, gore, and plenty of laughable moments. Don't If you pay to see this movie, you'll get exactly what you expect: a terrible plot, gore, and plenty of laughable moments. Don't take it seriously and you'll have a good time. Expand
  5. AndyR.
    Oct 23, 2008
    4
    Completely mediocre in every way.
  6. EileenB.
    Oct 25, 2008
    3
    Zzzzz oh,it's over. Damn, I could have used a longer nap. BORING, and a waste of $11. Should have stopped after the third one.
  7. xyzxyz
    Oct 24, 2008
    0
    DON'T SEE THIS MOVIE! It's only out to make money and NOT to tell a good story. There are no surprises, nothing new, there is NO DON'T SEE THIS MOVIE! It's only out to make money and NOT to tell a good story. There are no surprises, nothing new, there is NO point other than to get your $10 dollars. Don't see it. Expand

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