Saw II

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Released 2005

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Director:
Darren Lynn Bousman
Released:
2005
Rating:
R
Saw II is the terrifying second installment in the popular horror phenomenon that took the genre by storm, set box office records and has continued its amazing run far beyond anything anyone ever would have thought. Franchise killer Jigsaw plays a more ambitious game this time. He has locked a bunch of people in a house. The instructional cassette informs them that they have - without knowing inhaled a lethal gas which will take effect in two hours. In the room is a safe, and inside is the antidote. They have two hours to find the numbers to the code which are located somewhere within his booby trapped house. The youngest of these captives is Daniel Matthews, and his father Eric is a locally renowned police detective. He and his team have miraculously arrested Jigsaw, but can detective Matthews get him to reveal the whereabouts of his son before time runs out?

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    For the most part the film succeeds in producing a frightening Halloween weekend experience.

  • 50

    The New York Times

    It's fully apparent that this sequel is more trick than treat and doesn't really compare to its fine predecessor - though it still manages to be eye-opening (and sometimes positive...

  • 50

    Variety Robert Koehler

    New pic lets the air out by divulging the startling mystery that concluded the original. Add this to problematic juggling of police procedural and group-in-distress storylines, and...

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Glenn Plummer

Glenn Plummer

Jonas Singer

Tobin Bell

Tobin Bell

Jigsaw/ John Kramer

Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg

Eric Matthews

Beverley Mitchell

Beverley Mitchell

Laura Hunter

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Addison Corday

Dina Meyer

Dina Meyer

Detective Allison Kerry

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Slashers, Thrillers, Crime