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Whereas the later "Saw" films were hampered by bloated backstory, various ostentatious agendas, and self-satisfied sadism, The Collection feels utterly unburdened by anything but its lean, fleet-footed plot. Read full review
Remarkably, the result manages to be both more preposterous and more efficient than its predecessor, with a couple of deaths occurring so swiftly they border on the subliminal. Read full review
Genre aficionados are likely to revel in every crunched bone, gratuitous decapitation and slow-motion iron-maiden impaling. Read full review
Unfortunately, the Collector simply isn't a very interesting screen villain. Clad in a black mask that reveals only his eyes and mouth, he mainly communicates by heavy breathing. It makes one yearn for the perversely witty chatter of Jigsaw. Read full review
The Collection is an honest title. The movie is just a lot of other people's greatest hits. Read full review
The Collection doesn't have much to recommend it beyond a first-reel bloodbath rivaling "Blade" and "Death Ship." Read full review
The whole thing is a fairly yawn-a-rific affair until the vengeful prologue establishes a wicked role reversal, hinting at the better movie that filmmakers more interested in storytelling would have made. Read full review
Dull and repetitive, even by the standards of an already repetitive genre. Read full review
An exercise in pure sadism, The Collection moves at a clip that leaps over plot holes in its race to elicit fright. Read full review
The Collection is bloody, disgusting and ridiculous, but the one thing it's not is horror, not real horror, not in the sense of tense or scary. It's not cinema, either. It's not even fun.
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The saw-ing continues.
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