Saw V2008

Critics score:
12 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Nathan Rabin, AV Club:The driving force is inertia and commercial calculation, not inspiration.Read more

Arizona Republic:Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe:Oh, Jigsaw. Here we go again. You kill. I doze off. Someone at the studio goes 'ka-ching!'Read more

Sam Adams, Los Angeles Times:It's not a good sign when watching someone stick their hand into a table saw is easier than listening to them recite dialogue.Read more

Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly:Saw V is dead on the table.Read more

Luke Y. Thompson, L.A. Weekly:Unfortunately, both Mandylor and Scott Patterson, who returns as fellow Saw IV survivor Agent Strahm, are uninteresting stiffsRead more

Rafer Guzman, Newsday:Thank goodness Lionsgate made another Saw film! Otherwise, how would we as a country get to feel good about ourselves while watching humans suffer through prolonged torture, degradation and death?Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News:The torture devices, once so fiendishly adapted to each offender, have become generic excuses to spatter gore. The script is insultingly lazy, and inept direction from newcomer David Hackl hardly helps.Read more

Nathan Lee, New York Times:The latest and least of the Saw films is just plain boring and even a little tame -- albeit by the standards of a genre that helped bring the phrase "torture porn" into the lexicon.Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel:Saw V utterly mimics the original film's formula -- that awful basement, those cops chasing clues in what we assume to be the same time-frame, those awful devices of death.Read more

Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle:Saw V isn't anywhere close to the best Saw movie, but it makes the entire series coalesce a little bit better.Read more

Ben Rayner, Toronto Star:Woefully ponderous, convoluted and improbable.Read more

Maitland McDonagh, Time Out:Read more

Nigel Floyd, Time Out:Even the most die-hard of Saw fans won't credit how tedious, lame and pointless this fourth sequel manages to be.Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today:Saw V is a terrible combination: grisly and tedious. Let's just call it bloody dull.Read more

Robert Koehler, Variety:The periodic traps set for five new victims, all linked by a rotten real-estate deal, are neither as terrifying nor as yucky as in the earlier films. The only real horror in these scenes, in fact, is the jaw-droppingly bad acting on display.Read more