Saw IV

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Released 2007

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Director:
Darren Lynn Bousman
Released:
2007
Rating:
R
Saw IV is a 2007 horror film and is the sequel to Saw III and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. The film continues the saga of Jigsaw, who is a unique serial killer in that he makes his victims take their own life. John Kramer, the man assuming the role of Jigsaw has died but that's not the end of his tricks. When the coroners discover a micro cassette lodged in Kramer's stomach, it sets off a chain of events bringing death after gruesome death to a series of victims. Saw IV also features Betsy Russell portraying Jigsaw's ex-wife. The film was released on October 26, 2007. Saw IV was made for $10 million dollars and made $139 million dollars, ensuring that the franchise would continue. Unsurprisingly, the reviews for Saw IV were mostly negative. The franchise continued with Saw V and Saw 3D.

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  • 50

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Saw IV is bloody proof that Jigsaw may be dead, but his well of corporeal abuses has yet to run dry.

  • 50

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Even by the standards of the recent "Saws," which have enjoyed considerably larger budgets than the first pic, the new edition is more frenetically cut (by editors Kevin Greutert a...

  • 33

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    He now imparts so many life lessons via his Rube Goldberg thresher devices that he's starting to turn into the Rod Serling of severed body parts. Now that's torture.

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life vs. death, Gorefest, fight for survival, not for the faint of heart, bloody and violent