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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Terrible acting, zero suspense, laughable logic and the promise of another one next year. How can we get this policy canceled?
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 183 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 61
  2. Negative: 11 out of 61
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    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. DustinM
    Mar 25, 2010
    This is an amazing film. While they are dragging the series on, this is a great movie. It answers a lot of questions from previous installments as well as an amazing storyline that takes a stab at the failing healthcare system. Full Review »
  3. Dec 2, 2010
    "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 »