2017-10-27 07:05

What we thought:

Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.

What the critics thought:

Torture-porn fans rejoice! The franchise that lumbered on for seven films and grossed almost a billion dollars has been revived, meaning that another group of luckless so-and-so's are facing a series of gruesome tests that they probably won't survive. - Ed Potton, Times (UK)

The cast just about sells it all ... making the brisk runtime fly by. You'll wince, you'll wile away 90 minutes, and you'll struggle to work it all out... what more do you expect from a Saw film? - Rob Leane, Den of Geek

If you don't like Saw, this isn't going to change your mind - but it's skilful, satisfying schlock and respectful of its fanbase. And the final death is a show-stopping coup de grace. - Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

It doesn't justify a seven-years-later return of a once novel/unique horror franchise. - Scott Mendelson, Forbes

He's up to his old tricks again, even though he's been dead for a decade, and by old tricks, I mean old-and-musty. - Kyle Turner, TheWrap

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