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Saw

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7.61 h 43 min2004X-Ray18
Two strangers awaken in a room with no memory of how they got there and soon discover that they are pawns in a deadly game orchestrated by a serial killer.
Directors
James Wan
Starring
Cary ElwesDanny GloverMonica Potter
Genres
SuspenseHorror
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Michael EmersonTobin BellKen LeungMakenzie VegaShawnee SmithBenito MartinezDina MeyerLeigh WhannellMike ButtersPaul GutrechtNed Bellamy
Producers
Mark BurgOren KoulesGregg Hoffman
Studio
Lionsgate
Content advisory
Violencedrug usefoul language
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4.4 out of 5 stars

2561 global ratings

  1. 68% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mrs. HatterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 February 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant Start to the Saw Series
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I saw this original Saw film years and years ago and then saw one of the sequels and thought I would get the whole set of films and watch them properly in order. This first film is a great thriller-horror, especially the first half, and has some very creative and interesting aspects to it with the gruesome games involved in the often extremely gory and horrific deaths. I'm no prude, but some of the scenes in this film really are almost too much to bare to watch! You can't help but despair at some of the decisions the characters make, but that's pretty standard in most modern horror films. Certainly not for the faint-hearted!
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 August 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good plot, more depressing than gory
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It was a good CSI type plot for the most
part. Nothing good to take away from this film by the end though. It wasn't a fun gore film, and not really gory as a theme. It was was just depressing. Like day drinking, it feels good for a while and then you feel ill and don't want to talk to anyone.
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BeckyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not for the Faint-hearted.
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All excellent films! 'saw' all 8 of these haha. definitely recommend , although very gory and gruesome! but fantastic twists through out all films.
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Mr. A. P. VenablesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 September 2007
4.0 out of 5 stars
"He wants us to saW through our feet"
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Saw is a unique film that ultimately loses its way. The first thirty minutes are sublime better than and scarier then anything else in recent memory. Two men awaken from an apparent abduction chained to pipes and they realise that they are the victim of someone called the Jigsaw killer.
The Jigsaw killer is a genius nightmarish creation. He places people in painstakingly prepared death traps with the victims having to go to endure physical and mental pain in order to escape. If they do escape they remain forever changed able to embrace the gift of life.
By the time the character is first shown he has already reached demonic status and we already know how clever and dangerous he is.
Saw also goes a further than most films, rarely using humour to relief the tension and there is no easy cop out for any of the characters. I want to give it five stars but I really can't.
Towards the end it nose dives a little, becomes a little juvenile, a little too eager to ram home its point that people don't always embrace life as much as we should. It's almost like the maturity of the central idea can only go so far and the childish need to shock ultimately rules the film.
I still enjoyed immensely and still think its truly original but had it stayed on course til the end it would have been one of the greatest horror films ever made.
3 people found this helpful
OzymandiasReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 August 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
You don't wanna come across Jigsaw..........
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Brilliant start to a great series of horror films which have become legendary due to the ingenious "games" giving impossible choices to unwitting victims. People who have dark secrets that bring them into confrontation with "Jigsaw", and that's not something you want! Great plot, and highly original until the sequels which are similar in style.
One person found this helpful
Francis McKennaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 July 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Gripping Mystery Unfairly Tainted by the Reputation of Its Sequels
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The original Saw film is, at its core, a whodunnit based on a very simple concept- two guys wake up in a room, not knowing how they got there or how to get out: an interesting idea that the recent escape room trend was likely influenced by. While the 7 sequels Saw has spawned have been credited with the resurgence of the 'torture porn' genre, largely tarnishing the franchise's reputation, the original lacks much of the gore the series later utilised, instead focusing more on the characters and the mystery of the Jigsaw killer.

The acting's not perfect. The script's a bit rough. The production could be better. But what Saw lacks here, it compensates for with an enticing mystery including a powerful twist ending that should at the very least keep you interested for its 100 minute runtime.
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cee smithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 November 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good Horror Film, NOT as gory as I thought it was going to be
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Well acted and great story line, I enjoyed a lot, and was very pleased it was not as gory as I expected, Quite the watch for sure.
MollyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 July 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic franchise
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I just love these films - wonderful directing and editing and a great plot - I love it!
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