• spikeydlux

    ★★½ Watched by spikeydlux 06 Aug, 2015

    Danny Glover is a machine. Cary Elwes is not a particularly good actor. PowerPoint-style transition wipes are underutilized in horror films.


  • inri222

    ★½ Watched by inri222 31 Jul, 2015

    Two men wake up chained to each end of a room and no knowledge as to how they got there. Between them lies the corpse of a man with a self inflicted gunshot holding a cassette player in his hand. In their pocket each man has a tape with instructions on what their captor has intended for them. An interesting concept that starts out good and then goes downhill by resorting to cheap thrills, gore and some ridiculous plot twists.


  • Paul Fleming

    ★★★ Rewatched by Paul Fleming 12 Jul, 2015

    It's hard to believe that this is already 11 years old then I remember that it spawned six sequels, launched the "torture porn" genre, and led James Wan from a successful horror career to directing currently the 4th highest grossing film of all time, Furious 7.

    Looking back at Saw now, we probably all remember a different film; an ultra-violent horror movie with limbs being chopped off relentlessly. It's actually surprising to revisit this film and find that it's actually…


  • Liam Underwood

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Liam Underwood 31 Jul, 2015 2

    Someone wants to play a game. For the players involved it isn't particularly fun. For us watching it's not too bad though.

    Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Carey Elwes) and Adam (Leigh Whannell, who also penned the screenplay) are the unwilling participants who find themselves waking up chained to the walls of a shit-smeared bathroom. They have to piece together the events that led up to their imprisonment, and try to figure out exactly why they've ended up in this predicament. Clues…


  • Joel Halvarsson

    ★★★★ Watched by Joel Halvarsson 27 Jul, 2015

    One of the better horror-movies of the last 10 years. Mainly because James Wan realize that scares don't come from gimmicky jump-scares, it comes from mood and atmosphere. And at that the gore for being lowbudget, actually looks pretty damn real and makes it all scarier.


  • Dead Moon Night

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Dead Moon Night 30 Jul, 2015

    "Let the game begin."

    Saw is not as good the second time, when you know the surprise ending, but it's a smart film that's more thriller than horror and to call the first one torture porn is ridiculous. The layup is simple but effective and James Wan's first movie is a classic, no doubt about it. I recently bought the complete blu-ray collection and I really look forward to rewatch the rest of the series!


  • ander

    ★★ Watched by ander 25 Jul, 2015

    Saw is so thick with exposition it recaps itself in full 2/5ths of the way through. And in part at numerous other points. It's ugly structuring, nearly as ugly as most of the cinematography, but it is in some manner necessary. Because Saw isn't scary or shocking in any real way, it requires a gimmick to remain stimulating. Prevalent nested flashbacks and quick-cut montages of moments we've already seen do the trick by forcing constant mental logging of all the puzzle pieces. Such an elaborate creative concept should summon more than minor intrigue.


  • carolinyds

    ★★★★ Watched by carolinyds 24 Jul, 2015

    Finalmente assisti Jogos Mortais! Não esperava que fosse gostar tanto quanto gostei. Não sei por que esperei tanto tempo pra assistir (lembro que desde que eu era uma mini-Caroliny eu queria assistir esse filme). Me sinto um pequeno passo mais perto da realização pessoal com os filmes de terror.


  • Doug Normand

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Doug Normand 24 Jul, 2015

    This is the first time I've watch this since going to see it at the cinema. What a film, great idea, ruined by sequels. This is a prime example of why Cinema need to learn to go out on a high an not exhaust a great frantice.


  • Audiences Everywhere

    ★★★★ Added by Audiences Everywhere

    "Saw remains a classic, albeit imperfect, horror film that matters more than any of us could have predicted it would a whole decade later."

    Read Sara Grasberg's full review.


  • Tim

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Tim 22 Jul, 2015

    What I Learned:
    'Saw' is a lot smarter movie than people give it credit for, courtesy of the brilliant James Wan

    Direction: ★★★★★
    Acting: ★★★★
    Script: ★★★★
    Cinematography: ★★★★★
    Sound: ★★★★★
    Re-Watchability: ★★★★★
    Terrifying Puppetry: ★★★★★


  • mfulton

    ★★★½ Added by mfulton