• James Healey

    ★★★½ Watched by James Healey 07 Nov, 2014

    Enjoyed it, thought parts of the end couldve gone differently though (shirt, foot, phone)

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  • Nick

    ★★½ Watched by Nick 03 Nov, 2014

    this was a fun movie to see in theaters with sage and all, but it was a really unfocused movie until the end and james wan uses so much green wtf

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  • Jordan

    ★★★ Added by Jordan

    James Wan's Saw forever changed modern horror by infusing the meticulous planning of Hitchcock and Clouzot, the grittiness of modern serial killer successes (Silence of the Lambs and Se7en come to mind), and the CGI enhanced gore made famous by fellow “Splat Pack”ers Rob Zombie and Eli Roth. Re-released into theaters this weekend for its ten-year anniversary, Saw left an indelible mark on the horror genre, and is quickly becoming the Nightmare on Elm Street / Friday the 13th of…

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  • Crystal

    ★★★★ Watched by Crystal 30 Oct, 2014

    I somehow never explored this film series and I guess I had forgotten that though its many successors were rightly charged with ushering in the "torture porn" era, this original installment was in fact anything but. I was shocked at how much I liked this movie. "The Conjuring" gave James Wan a LOT of credit in my book and it's interesting to see the ways in which his style evolved from this. Like "The Conjuring," tone is EVERYTHING here and…

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  • sage

    ★★★ Watched by sage 04 Nov, 2014

    i watched this w nick on my birthday!!!! it was so much fun oh man this movie is so weirdly edited/directed but i really loved seeing it (i had only seen the second one)

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  • Paula Saraiva

    ★½ Added by Paula Saraiva

    Depois me perguntam porque não curto filme de terror.

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  • Dave Jackson

    ★★★ Rewatched by Dave Jackson 07 Nov, 2014 2

    I was interested to see how I felt watching Saw for the first time in many years. When I watched this ten years ago (fuck) at the cinemas, I was very impressed. The twist kicked me in the balls. The killer's (well, he's not really a killer) motive and his style of execution was original. And the puppety tribute to Argento made me grin. But watching it again, only months later, I found it had already gotten a bit stale.…

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  • themarchhar3

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by themarchhar3 04 Nov, 2014

    Happy 10th birthday.

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  • Trevor Schoeller

    ★★½ Watched by Trevor Schoeller 04 Nov, 2014

    That pig scene in the parking garage gives me the heebie geebies.

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  • Michael Colpitts

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Michael Colpitts 04 Nov, 2014

    4k 10th Anniversary remaster.

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  • jbragg89

    ★★ Rewatched by jbragg89 04 Nov, 2014

    The guy at the box office informed me I was the only one to buy ticket for this all day.Given the weekend box office I'm not surprised. I had seen the film around the time that it came out, but I only remembered the basics of the story's framework. That basic knowledge of the formula that would be repeated again and again in the sequels really robs the film of any visceral thrills. What's left is bad acting and a director who still has much to learn. What was he thinking with all those strobing fast motion action scenes?

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  • Dan O'Sullivan

    ★★★ Watched by Dan O'Sullivan 03 Nov, 2014

    I am probably overrating this slightly. Storywise, it's a mess, finding a cool approach in the interwoven flashbacks and then just piling them on willy-nilly, with more interest in one-off scares than cumulative meaning. Themes and storystrands are intriguingly raised but then the film's attention wanders to the next shock. *But*-- for a while, the shocks are potent-- and meaningful-- enough to grip you tight.

    While I suppose scenes from this may have pushed the envelope on realistic grisliness, and…

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