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Saw V (2008)



Critic Consensus: If its plot were as interesting as its torture devices, or its violence less painful than its performances, perhaps Saw V might not feel like it was running on fumes.

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One man. One plan. One foot. Yes, the doctor is in! With a strange twist of fate and a revengeful plot, get ready for the most anticipated event of Saw. Face your fears at his operating table. Know that no one is safe from his sickness. Chills and screams are his true pleasure. Oh...and Blood? You'll be drenched in it.

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Tobin Bell
as Jigsaw/John
Costas Mandylor
as Mark Hoffman
Scott Patterson
as Agent Strahm
Mark Rolston
as Dan Erickson
Greg Bryk
as Mallick
Carlo Rota
as Charles
Donnie Wahlberg
as Eric Mathews
Danny Glover
as David Tapp
Al Sapienza
as Chief of Police
Mike Realba
as Detective Fisk
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Critic Reviews for Saw V

All Critics (78) | Top Critics (21)

There's heartwarming cooperation and redemption, but also vicious backstabbing, and it makes for the best murder-house dynamic in the franchise.

October 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Saw V is a terrible combination: grisly and tedious. Let's just call it bloody dull.

October 30, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Even the most die-hard of Saw fans won't credit how tedious, lame and pointless this fourth sequel manages to be.

October 27, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Saw series isn't nearly as interesting without Jigsaw, but it's getting harder and harder to find ways to include him in increasingly-desperate sequels.

October 27, 2008

Saw V isn't anywhere close to the best Saw movie, but it makes the entire series coalesce a little bit better.

October 27, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Woefully ponderous, convoluted and improbable.

October 27, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Saw V


The series has definitely run out of gas, proving that killing Jigsaw in the third film was a big mistake. Most of what we see here is nothing more than a ridiculous rehash of the previous films and the ending doesn't come close to the brilliance of the first two.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Well it looks like its gonna go on and on this franchise, yet more weird and wonderful traps of torture and death but some are getting slightly unimaginative these days. The plot twists n turns like a slippery eel and includes plenty of flashbacks referring to the previous flicks and shows how 'Jigsaw' did stuff. Kinda interesting but to be honest I have forgotten what happened in all of the last 3 films (I only remember the first films plot line really) so this makes this fifth film hard to follow haha. Lets be honest here...the films thing is gruesome traps, thats why we are here, and to be honest (again) as said they are good but getting less visionary. The best being a really wincing blood letting test near the end for a woman and man and the final trap being REALLY nasty for the pursuing cop...but you don't see the whole sick outcome as the this is where the film ends very abruptly..shame. Not bad but getting atad too long in the tooth now, it should end.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


Saw 5 is better than Saw 4, but its still just another Saw film that dissapointed me. The story was ok, I enjoyed the detail on Hoffmans story in past films, and the story that follows the five victims, but it just felt hollow like now they aren't even trying. The cast is another cast from Saw, they are just paid to talk like they are smart and scream when being tortured. The gore is great, its one of the goriest in the entire series. This was not the best Saw film, but it was an improvement over the fourth film.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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