• Liam Hathaway

    ★★★½ Added by Liam Hathaway 2

    The original Saw film is a genuinely unsettling and innovative horror thriller which packs a now-acclaimed sharp twist ending. Similar to Final Destination, was it not for how lucrative the film (deservedly) turned out to be, Saw could have remained as a standalone cult classic and not just the beginning of the most gruesome death compilation, which it unfortunately became.

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  • Garrett Irwin

    ★★ Added by Garrett Irwin

    With cheesy makeup, poor lightning, a plot thats light on depth and character development, and overblown violence, Saw is more rusty than scary. And no, I will not touch the sequels; they're pretty rusty, too!

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  • Kiko Vega

    ★★½ Rewatched by Kiko Vega 31 Aug, 2014 5

    Es todo como muy gitanako, no?

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  • Tony Hicks

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Tony Hicks 30 Aug, 2014 2

    If you can ignore the six (!!!) films that follow, "Saw" is a highly competent mystery-thriller with just enough macabre edge to please most horror fans. It's not without its flaws; in only ten years, the film has dated itself noticeably (in another ten years, maybe this will seem charming - it worked for the 80's). Still, for a first outing, Wan and Whannell cranked out a valiantly tense movie with some very scary moments, decent (occasionally over-the-top/entertaining) performances, and…

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  • MatthewLB

    ★★★★½ Watched by MatthewLB 28 Aug, 2014

    The story is about Two men wake up in a dingy bathroom, chained to the floor. They are the newest victims of Jigsaw, a serial killer who sets elaborate traps to prove a point. This horror movie has a chilling and a ugly look to this movie and I mean about that in a good way. Jigsaw is the greatest horror character in any other horror movies.

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  • Salvador Alvarado

    ★★★★½ Watched by Salvador Alvarado 21 Aug, 2014 1

    Spooky with a fantastic premise. Loved it.

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  • 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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