Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Jeremy Wheeler
    It's cheap, sloppy, and too jumbled up to know what it should be.
  2. 30
    Truly, the greatest torture of all is boredom.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Saw V is a terrible combination: grisly and tedious. Let's just call it bloody dull.
  4. 25
    Devotes so much time and energy to flashbacks and recycling footage from its predecessors that it threatens to implode.
  5. This year's installment is as disappointing as a Halloween bag filled with nothing but raisins.
  6. 12
    Oh, Jigsaw. Here we go again. You kill. I doze off. Someone at the studio goes "ka-ching!"
  7. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    A particularly dull and discombobulated affair, shot and acted with all the flair of a basic-cable procedural. Patterson and Mandylor are so wooden that their cat-and-mouse game has all the excitement of watching dust bunnies swirl in an air current.
  8. 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?
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 181 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 78
  2. Negative: 27 out of 78
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    My god...I can't believe they dragged a brilliant film into a **** up franchise with exaggerated Cliches and preposterous plot twists. "Saw 5", a disgusting movie filled with 'gore' but no 'horror', precisely proves my statement. You have to stop your game, Jigsaw. It's not scary anymore Full Review »
  2. Nov 8, 2010
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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. Full Review »
  3. IvelinMatev
    Dec 29, 2009
    great movie!