Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. 63
    Who knew that the franchise’s creators would eventually find a plot twist that made sense?
  2. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    60
    Conveys a much louder political message and the implementation of violence reflects as much.
  3. There’s still too much flashback material here about apprentices and evil cops. But if you’ve ever raged at nameless, insensitive service people, you won’t mind seeing them strapped into a rotating turret, the shotgun cocking.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    60
    Warm feelings are inspired by the reappearance of old friends, even those who had their faces ripped off or their intestines ejected several films ago.
  5. It might well be time for a creative rebooting; the freshness, if not the viscera, has begun to strongly diminish.
  6. 42
    Because Saw does nothing to alter the look, tone, and engineered gimmickry from one movie to the next, it keeps going deeper into backstory and character arcs than horror series past, as if this ugly, cheap-looking schlock were somehow "The Lord Of The Rings."
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    40
    A film so frighteningly familiar it could well be called "Saw It Already."
  8. 30
    For fans, however, Saw VI is, pardon the pun, a cut above the rest but not, sadly, by much.
  9. The thinnest, draggiest, and most tediously preachy of the Saw films.
  10. One we wish we hadn't seen
  11. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    0
    Taken just as an objet d’art, Saw VI — gray, grisly, solemn, stupid — would be about the most dismal thing I’ve ever laid eyes on, the argument against film preservation. But it vaults into the realm of real detestability through pretensions of relevance.
  12. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    0
    Terrible acting, zero suspense, laughable logic and the promise of another one next year. How can we get this policy canceled?
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 176 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 60
  2. Negative: 11 out of 60
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    5
    I expected "Saw 6" as my final Saw movie. Turns out the movie is better than its prequel; it has the theme of blood, gore, horror, a appropriate (but still Cliched) plot twist, and redemption. Bravo Mr. Greutert! Full Review »
  2. Dec 2, 2010
    1
    "Do you want to play a game". No thanks Jigsaw I`ll pass.

    Gets a "1" because you can re-use the DVD as a coaster.

    Metacritic actually
    insists that I write more about this movie, even though I don't want to. There is actually nothing else to say about it. Apart from that there should be a ban on releasing sequels that take a franchise beyond a trilogy. I`m all for artistic expression, but the ideas in this film were artistically expressed enough long ago. And really, if you can't tell a story in three films maybe it would be better off as a book. Full Review »
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    6
    Much improvement from the previous two. The story is better with less flashback and more concentration on a game. And the game actually makes sense this time and is also more creative. At the end I actually cared if the person lived or died which was different from Saw IV, V. However, due to it being just an average story line and similar to what we have already seen I cannot give this any better then 61.8 out of 100. Full Review »