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    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Hackl weaves scenes from the previous films into this one in clever ways, without adding to the confusion. The director also does a good job of maintaining the dark tone, which includes FBI offices that look as if they're being illuminated by night-lights, and dungeons that look as if you'd catch a venereal disease or two just by touching the door handles. show more

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    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Saw V is a terrible combination: grisly and tedious. Let's just call it bloody dull. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    This year's installment is as disappointing as a Halloween bag filled with nothing but raisins. show more

  • 20
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    By-the-numbers retread. show more

  • 38
    TV Guide

    It's cheap, sloppy, and too jumbled up to know what it should be. show more

  • 12
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Oh, Jigsaw. Here we go again. You kill. I doze off. Someone at the studio goes "ka-ching!" show more

  • 40
    Film Threat

    This is easily the smallest-scale of the sequels, and it has the feeling of a massively shrunken budget. show more

  • 30
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Truly, the greatest torture of all is boredom. show more

  • 42
    Entertainment Weekly

    The production values have become so horror-movie shoddy that Saw V has more in common with kitsch like "Friday the 13th Part V" than the original "Saw." show more

  • 40
    L.A. Weekly

    The method to the madness of the traps turns out to be quite clever, but the rewriting of Saw mythology is the slasher equivalent of revising Star Wars so that Greedo fires at Han Solo first. show more

  • October 13, 2009 Ruthlesskidz
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    easily the worse saw movie ever put out, never let this director direct another saw film please, all the other saw movies were amaizng

  • January 25, 2009 SpdrmnFan99
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    I loved saw 1 2 3 4 DUDE

  • December 28, 2008 CrossFireLdGuitr
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    Saw should have ended at 3... bottom line

  • December 22, 2008 Bkand3ts
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    Why is everyone saying thiswas a horrible movie? I am a big fan of the saw series, andI love this one! And this one had the most twisted and most genuis ending ever!

  • November 07, 2008 Serenamoon2
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    okay....i dont see why everyone is writing bad reviews and everything, i thought it was awesome! if you're a fan of the saw series or just horror/ gore then this is a must see i'm going 2 see it again xD

  • November 07, 2008 SPoRTyChiK147
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    horrable worse of the series by far boring and the ending was one of the worst iv seen in years dont go see it it's a wast of money and time

  • November 05, 2008 MIHO D
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    Hadeed!

  • November 05, 2008 drkstr22
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    If you are a fan of the Saw series this is a must see movie. Unfortunatley it was the worst of the series.It jumped all over the place and at times I could not distinguish the "now" from the "flasback" sequences. The gore was minimal and we neverfound out what was in the box! lol...Do yourself a favor...wait for it to come out on dvd....and pray for a better part 6!

  • November 04, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
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    i thought it would turn out different, but it was still good not the best, saw 3 is, but better than 1 and 2 but not 4 either

  • November 02, 2008 cubbyduke
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    I loved it. People keep saying it was flash backs. Well most of it was but they showed us things that we never saw. I thought it was awesome.

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