Saw V


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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Critic Reviews for Saw V

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (18)

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

Oct 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Oct 30, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
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Even the most die-hard of Saw fans won't credit how tedious, lame and pointless this fourth sequel manages to be.

Oct 27, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

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

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

Woefully ponderous, convoluted and improbable.

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

Oh, Jigsaw. Here we go again. You kill. I doze off. Someone at the studio goes 'ka-ching!'

Oct 27, 2008 | Rating: 0.5/4 | 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

This movie just drags and drags, delivering very little. All we seem to be seeing is the other movies again and again, fragmented and foggy. Everything you think you knew about the other movies and their chronology is just being undone and not in a gritty, head mess kinda way but in a really frustrating "you should have left it how it was" kinda way. A complete mess of a movie with one star for the brand and the other for the acting, which was as always great, but great actors cannot make a terrible storyline good.

Unknown Hobo
Unknown Hobo

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