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Saw III (2006)



Critic Consensus: Saw III does little beyond repeating its predecessor's tropes on a gorier level.

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With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) and Jeff (Angus Macfayden) are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard.

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Tobin Bell
as John Cramer/Jigsaw
Bahar Soomekh
as Dr. Lynn Denlon
Donnie Wahlberg
as Eric Matthews
Barry Flatman
as Judge Halden
Debra Lynne McCabe
as Denica Scott
Costas Mandylor
as Forensic Hoffman
Jane Luk
as Nurse
Niamh Wilson
as Corbett
Kim Roberts
as Deborah
Paul Brian Anderson
as Doctor No. 1
Zoe Heath
as Female Forensic
Billy Parrott
as Male Nurse
Franky G
as Xavier (Dead)
Kelly Jones
as SWAT Member Pete
Vincent Rother
as SWAT Member Joe
Nicholas Kaegi
as Young Boy
Marc Poyser
as Gun Shot Victim
Dan Sudek
as Aftermath Cop
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Critic Reviews for Saw III

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (29)

The third movie doesn't go over the edge, but it does start to feel like John is setting his subjects up to fail, and the game shouldn't be rigged quite so hard if he really wants people to walk the path of redemption.

October 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Staying mostly faithful to the successful blueprint of its two earlier installments, Saw III is an adequate sequel that works well enough on its own terms.

July 23, 2008

One of the most sadistic, brutal, grisly films of the current splatter-porn genre.

March 24, 2007
Top Critic

It requires a stretch of the imagination too far, but there's still plenty of gore and tricksy murders here.

November 29, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

No one will ever be able to accuse series creators and scribes Leigh Wannell and James Wan of being stingy with the red stuff.

November 11, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

God or Jack Valenti only knows how this work of pure entertainment got an R rating 'for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language.'

November 7, 2006

Audience Reviews for Saw III

This third chapter goes even beyond the high level of gore seen in the first two, pleasing the fans of the series (and gore-fest in general) but proving to be nearly unbearable for everyone else. Not as original, though, but it still offers a surprising conclusion.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Saw 3 is the the end of the trilogy of Jigsaw, but its just another Saw sequel that doesn't live up to the first. The plot is actually getting cliche and the same with every movie, but I still am that kind of person who completely loves the mysterious endings of the Saw films. The cast is ok I guess, I can't complain but if their is a Oscar for screaming your A$$ off to being tortured, these people would win. Saw 3 is not a bad film actually, but the problem is that (just like the second film) the movie just doesn't have that sense of excitement like the first, and i'm pretty sure none of the sequels will.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer


Without a doubt my favourite Saw movie. The whole point of this movie, which I think some people miss, is to bring the standard "shock" of just how twisted some of the torture scenes are to a personal level. If you have kids, the themes hit you a little harder than any of the other themes in any other Saw movie. However, like every Saw movie, the plot becomes tiring as the twists and turns start to nauseate you rather than engross you. Slow down Bousman, my head hurts.

Unknown Hobo
Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer

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