Saw Synopsis
Two people wake up to discover they are being held captive in the lair of a serial killer.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
The slasher scenes, though relatively few, are amazingly evocative for such a low-budget movie.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Wan's tense, grisly cinematic morsel won't go down easy. But once it hits bottom, Saw is oddly satisfying, though the gag reflex never...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Horror fans will find plenty to shriek about. Everyone else should keep their distance.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Boasts an undeniably original premise and clever plot machinations that lift it several notches above the usual slasher film level.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Saw is a gristle-cut B psycho thriller that would like to tap the sickest corners of your imagination. It has a few moments of nightmare...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

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The film is a squeamish exercise, like watching a cruel child pull the wings off flies - especially the climactic scene, which is so gory...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's gross as hell.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As long as Saw stays in that big, nasty bathroom, all we need to believe is the knot in our stomachs.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Becomes exceedingly disgusting when it wallows in the psychological torture of a child, a no-no under any circumstances.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A gore movie with no teeth.
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A Horror Movie with a Plot? AMAZING

By Horror15
This is a true horror movie: plot, gore, suspense, the works. It is beautifully filmed and is easy to see why it did well at Sundance. Tobin Bell is excellent, and all of the plot runs fairly...

Amazing.

By ForlornSky
What can I say, it is one of my favorite movies of all time. For its originality, extremely well put together plot, and a cast that goes deep, I can easily say, Best of All The Saws, and one of the...

See the SAW

By halloweenman1234
This movie is a terrific horror masterpiece! This movie holds you at the edge of your seat the whole way. Unlike most horror movies these days, 'SAW' wasn't non- stop gore. There was blood and gore,...

great

By xxkarmaxx
great movie...

One of my favorite

By Dragon_Girl
Since i love horror movie Saw is one of my favorite horror movies. I have seen all of it and its gets you thinking if you was in the same situation, would you have done the same?...

Saw review

By Therumrunner5
Cable...

By sammyxoxo14
Not the best out of all of them ( I haven't see all yet just 1 , 3,4,5,6) but its the least gorey ( my option) and takes a while to get suspenseful the last 15 or 20 mins were the best of the movie....

saw

By jinxsaw1
all of the saw movies are fkn brillent!!! They will leave u breathless at the end tring to connect all the dotts of what just hapend. if u have not **2**/hese movies have made horror movie history!!...

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so good

By glxy2
omg! this moive is all the way not what expected the endings twist holy crap!...

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Rated R | For strong grisly violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids "Torture porn" gore-fest is more grisly than scary.
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