Live or die. Make your choice.
Would you kill to live? That's what two men, Adam and Gordon, have to ask themselves when they're abducted by a serial killer and paired up in a deadly situation -- holed up in a prison constructed with such ingenuity that escape seems impossible. Attempting to break free might kill them, but their captor could decide at any moment that it's time to dismantle their bodies in his signature way
This is my first rewatch since its release almost 10 years ago and I actually upped my rating. I did completely have to block out most of the awful sequels though.
What makes this film so great is that it does something new within the genre. I'm not talking about the, mostly, gratuitous violence and the torture pornesque qualities, but I'm talking about the reasoning and motivation of its villain, the wonderfully conceived Jigsaw.
He is basically a healer, a messed up Dr. Phil. He asks his victims how far they are willing to go to save themselves from their own built prisons and if their problems are really worth dying for. It's about sacrificing parts of yourself to make…
Is this a flawless film? Of course not. Really no film is flawless, but this is clearly far from a masterpiece and given this was made on a shoestring budget it's evident it ran into a few problems (it's lucky to have dodged some of it's own problems during production) but I'll be damned if I don't love it.
After almost a whole decade, this still holds up today. It does what every horror film should do and that's scare you and boy, does it scare the ever-loving shit out of me. It never goes for cheap scares like most horror films these days. It builds up suspense and tension higher and higher, leading to a genuinely surprising and scary…
Part of my Saw Marathon list.
Wow, this really holds up. The ending is fucking amazing, the acting is just awesome, most original film of its day. Insane that this is 8 years old! Must watch, I love this.
A first rewatch for Saw since its cinema release.
The first thing that stands out is just how tame this is now...considering how the sequels went (plus all the copycats) it is like watching a family fun film. Well...for my family at least!
Cary Elwes should have just chewed through the chains too as that is the only piece of scenery he doesn't consume...a proper pantomime performance from him!
The idea, story and the various twists all still stand up well though so it remains an excellent slice of horror fun!
Film Factomundo: Worldwide ticket sales for the Saw franchise put it at just shy of a billion dollars, making it the highest earning horror franchise globally. Fucked up intentions and evil inventions does indeed earn you lots of shiny stuff.
Holy sh*t! This was NOT a documentary about lumberjacks!!!!
Nach wie vor ein klasse Horrorfilm mit toller Stimmung und einem genialen Ende.
So thought out. Ending is unbelievable.
Οι ταινίες που έχουν τόσα θετικά όσο και αρνητικά έχουν πολλά να πουν. Καταρχήν, να ξεκαθαρίσω ότι η ταινία μου άρεσε. Από αρκετά έως πολύ.
Το σενάριο με bold.
Παρεμπιπτόντως είναι τόσο καλό που στο τέλος είναι ικανό να καλύψει όλα τα προβλήματα της ταινίας.
•Οι ηθοποιίες είναι κακές.
Με μόνη εξαίρεση τον Danny Glover (www.imdb.com/name/nm0000418/?ref_=tt_cl_t3), οι υπόλοιπες ηθοποιίες είναι κακές. Χαρακτηριστικότερο παράδειγμα ο Leigh Whannell (www.imdb.com/name/nm1191481/?ref_=tt_cl_t1) που είναι ένα στάδιο παραπάνω από ρόλο σε ερασιτεχνική ταινία μικρού μήκους. Συγγνώμη Leigh Whannell.
Είναι ένα ψυχολογικό θρίλερ με πολλές εκλάμψεις ταινίας τρόμου. Υπερισχύει το ψυχολογικό θρίλερ.
Damn you John. Best most riveting twist ever!