• Brent Paton

    ★★★ Added by Brent Paton

    Great concept and direction. Memorable story.

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  • jaxblazer

    ★★★★ Added by jaxblazer

    Really tight film too bad the series devolved.

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  • Peter Cox

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Peter Cox 21 Aug, 2014

    I'm going to watch all of these over the next couple of weeks, starting here with the only one I've seen before. I'd not seen it for 10 years, and was surprised at how well it holds up as a visceral popcorn thriller. I doubt you could watch it with any frequency, but nevertheless, the film that started this franchise is a well-executed (pardon the pun) slice (argh, another one) of horror-hokum. Promising beginnings...

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  • ghostdinosaur

    ★★ Watched by ghostdinosaur 19 Aug, 2014

    By almost any standards (filmmaking/editing, dialogue, narrative structure, some of the acting), this movie is bad but I still found it oddly compelling. It feels as though it cares about the characters in a way most contemporary horror movies don't. There's a patience to it, even as the In-Your-Face styling tries to tell you the stakes are serious, the film does take its time to explore a premise, and give the characters reasonable desires and motivations. It doesn't treat them…

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  • Ryan

    ★★★★★ Added by Ryan

    In my opinion this is the greatest horror film of the 2000's. It is remembered for the violence and gore that was more prevalent in it's inferior but enjoyable sequels, however the violence is much more subdued and subtle than what most people think. Instead, Saw is an interesting character's stuck in a room story that has the characters and their situation at the forefront, with the violence as a way to make the situation more dire and suspenseful. The…

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  • Luke

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Luke 11 Aug, 2014

    "I'm having a blast! This is the most fun I've had without lubricant!"

    Saw is one of those horror films that i watched as a kid and thought was the best thing ever. It had everything i wasn't supposed to see and for that alone i would have given it 10/10. However rewatching this film as a (hopefully) more mature individual, some of the movies original appeal has left.

    The movie isn't scary. It never really was but the small…

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  • Max Bishop

    ★★★★★ Added by Max Bishop

    I went into Saw expecting a mind-numbing gore fest involving various characters who I wouldn't empathise with at all. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the eerie, crime style atmosphere which ran throughout the film (which was very similar to Se7en). I was also surprised at the lack of on-screen gore, with most horror being left to the imagination. This made the film for me, as nothing can cause more horrific images than the imagination.

    The story centres around two…

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  • joenorwood77

    ★★★★ Watched by joenorwood77 06 Aug, 2014

    "First dead body I've ever seen. Different in real life. They don't move."

    Saw is a groundbreaking film, with some similarities to Seven. While I find the acting of the main two characters to be average at best, the plot makes up for it. Some of the scenes throughout are interesting, yet disturbing. I appreciate how this is an intelligent movie in the horror genre. The ending is brilliant and jaw-dropping.

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  • Naughty

    ★★★★★ Watched by Naughty 06 Aug, 2014 15

    When I was first exposed to the creepmeister known as Jigsaw I knew it was love at first fright!

    A twisted psychological thriller that tickled my sadistic lil gorehound heart! Mindless horror flicks are a dime a dozen but films like SAW that elevate not only our adrenaline levels but elevate the horror genre with intelligent, ambitious offerings are PRICELESS!

    Twists and turns to galore!

    Industrial strength gore and horror!

    And an ending to die for!

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  • Joshua Liles

    ★★★★ Watched by Joshua Liles 04 Aug, 2014

    Great premise, flawed execution. Still a landmark in modern horror with some intriguing direction from James Wan.

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  • MegLovesMovies

    ★★ Watched by MegLovesMovies 04 Aug, 2014

    First time ever to see this film and unfortunately it has dated quite badly in my opinion. Maybe if I had watched it ten years ago it would have had more of an impact. Gross and all as it is though, I think it's still good for a laugh at the very least. I love Cary Elwes but just couldn't take him seriously at all, the acting in general was mediocre and the script, while some good ideas, felt pretty…

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  • Nathan Jongewaard

    ★½ Watched by Nathan Jongewaard 03 Aug, 2014

    Irredeemably stupid and with some pretty bad acting. It rates a star and half for some mild cleverness, carelessly strewn about - but nothing can overcome the dull characters and wretched idiocy of the proceedings - except the fantasy that Danny Glover is really playing an alternate-universe Murtaugh here and that Riggs is about to show up at any minute to deliver a crazed beatdown because this is (surprise twist!) actually Lethal Weapon 5.

    How amazing would that be?

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