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This Saw is probably harder to watch than the rest, it's more gruesome and gory then ever. Lot of tension and "wonder whats next" moments.

Definitely better than the last and the story goes on and makes sense. I was glad to see they didn't just bullshit a plot to keep milking a franchise.
GRADE:C-
SAW IV REVIEW - 25%:rotten:

For fucks sake, are you kidding me? I think SAW IV is the final nail in the coffin of this desperate franchise.

The previous 3 installments ranged from decent all the way to depressingly disappointing. SAW IV creats a new catagory: pointless. The entire reason why I wanted to experience this film is not for the exploitive violence nor the new traps, but to see how the filmmakers would handle the progression of the plot. Unsurprisingly they failed on a quite epic scale.

SAW IV is a sequel that runs around in circles for most of the running time with the occasional new, and sometimes impressive, trap to keep things fresh. To make matters worse the conclusion makes absolutely no sense and leaves things open for a fifth.

Count me out Jigsaw. I've stayed with you for 4 faithful years but now your the one who needs to die.

THEY SAID...: AVERAGE: N/A
"The rehashed clincher is sure to send the delicate balance that the series has been "seesawing" on for the last three years to come crashing to the ground. "

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As a huge fan of the first three movies (1 and 2 in particular), I am dissapointed with the fourth. The writers clearly were more concerned with setting up the next movie (which they undoubtedly have at least a rough draft of), that they missed a lot of explanation that the viewer isn't privy to.

The comments on-line from Tobin and Darren about this movie are, in many cases, false (such as Tobin's comment about Saw 4 taking place after Saw 3 - it's not that simple), and you can tell that the film makers truly made the film THEY wanted to make, more than the one the fans wanted to see.

As a lead in to the 5th movie, it was excellent. As a standalone piece, it was poor.
sleepy stalker should've stopped SAW IV review.

SAW IV is really great.
Saw 4 fails to live up to the original.
:fresh: the best of the 4. they seem to get smarter as they go. it was what i expected and enjoyed. if you like this genre then i would go see.


Saw IV *** - As a fan of the original, I have been waiting to like one of the many sequels of Saw. Yet here it is. Believe it or not, I think fans of the original would be most taken in by this third sequel. It has violent scenes to entertain those taken in by blood and gore, but it also has a decent plot with seemingly complex moral values - similar to the first film. But of course, it's not everyone's slice of pie.

Dan in Real Life *** - Peter Hedges wrote About a Boy, which is a spectacular film. He also directed Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes and Patricia Clarkson, which I didn't like so much. Dan in Real Life finds a happy medium somewhere between these films. Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche and Dane Cook are wonderful, and the film has a tone that makes you feel like this is a real family - even if a lot of it is rather simple and done before.




In the end, I feel that the film is pop entertainment. Yes, Saw has never had a heart, or even much of a brain, but in the end its still fun to watch. (It also lends itself to much more creative than any of the other Hollywood horror films out right now. 30 days of night, Hostel 1 and 2, I'm looking at you.) I liked this installment's backstory of Jigsaw's family and how that each of these films are made for the fans. It would actually be quite beneficial to do a saw marathon right before seeing the new one as the film really is good at bringing back elements from the previous films, particularly Saw 3. I know this is not art, not the Oscars and not even what most consider acceptable entertainment, but you know what, I liked it. If you have a problem, deal with it.
Cherish your life...the choice is yours.

I didn't catch any of the Saw movies at the theater until Saw IV. In fact, I even refused to see the Saw movies on DVD thinking they're just exploitation movies. I finally relented out of curiousity and watched the first Saw movie on DVD early this year...and I was hooked!! I rented and watched Saw II and Saw III successively. Granted, these movies are gruesome and sickening, I can't stop watching them. There's more to the movies than just torture and killings, I actually find the puzzles and games that Jigzaw put together quite intriguing. My rating of this movie is a collective rating of the other Saw movies which actually made much more sense with new revelations from Saw IV. And fuck the critics!!I can't believe it only has an 18% rating for this movie in the tomatometer as of today among the critics while it has 75% rating among users. Who do you believe?? The choice is yours!! GO SEE IT!!