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  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Basically, this is a really good movie until the last part, where director and co-writer Darren Lynn Bousman ruins so much so fast that you'll wonder if his actions are deliberate -- or if the studio interfered. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Whether we're talking this go-round, the original or the second sequel the finale seems to promise, I'd rather try standing drunk on a see-saw (though maybe not over dirty syringes) than see Saw. show more

  • 25
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    Vilely violent, Saw 2 is the Phnom Penh of splatter movies. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though the overall effect feels a little anemic compared with its predecessor, the ads promise blood, and - oh yes - there is blood. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The killer himself takes a far more prominent role in this edition, and as played by the superb Tobin Bell he's quite a memorable creation. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Jigsaw is a wickedly fun villain, if you can put aside the implausibility of a guy who likes to saunter away from his deathbed to kidnap younger, stronger people and devise medieval torture chambers. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Unfortunately, that imagination flags early in the first sequel to the grisly 2004 sleeper hit, though the bang-up ending nearly makes it all worthwhile and it opens with a set piece worthy of its predecessor. show more

  • 38
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    The explanation for all this mayhem eludes me, and even a lame last-minute twist isn't enough to cover the fact that Jigsaw ain't as clever as the movie thinks he is. show more

  • 25
    Chicago Tribune

    It's not a film, it's an excuse to show victims bleeding at the mouth, or getting shot in the eye, or plucking out their own eyeballs. Most gruesome of all, the sequel oozes dialogue that is best described as "functional." show more

  • 25
    Premiere

    Finally, a horror movie for the reality TV generation. Saw II feels like an episode of "Fear Factor" or "Big Brother" with Rob Zombie at the helm, and if that doesn’t scare you away from this ridiculous movie, well, feel free to indulge your questionable tastes. show more

  • May 26, 2012 guku1
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    Saw II is the ********* movie I ever sawe. The people responsbile fot this trash are pityful, deranged ********

  • November 04, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
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    it was an okay suspensful movie, about one step better that the first saw, but still okay , not so bad

  • June 11, 2008 IceBreakerX110
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    Ups and downs about this movie. I liked it because it was unique and Tobin Bell did a terrific job in this set. I disliked it because it has absolutly no plot or story. Some of the acting was lacking like Kerry was meteocre and Xavier was terrible at acting in this one. I would reccomend Saw 4.

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  • Saw IV (2007)

  • Saw (2004)

  • Seven (1995)

  • Saw III (2006)

  • Hostel (2006)

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