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Saw V (2008) Saw V is dead on the table. The franchise, a gross-but-intermittently-clever blechfest that went totally splat about midway through Saw III , now just piles… 2008-10-24 R PT92M Horror Costas Mandylor Tobin Bell Lions Gate Films
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Saw V (2008)

MPAA Rating: R

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Saw V | SAW ENOUGH The horror franchise is a lost cause
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SAW ENOUGH The horror franchise is a lost cause
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Oct 24, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 92 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Costas Mandylor; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Saw V is dead on the table. The franchise, a gross-but-intermittently-clever blechfest that went totally splat about midway through Saw III, now just piles on the graphic torture sequences, but by now every twist of the stomach and the plot feels telegrammed. Even though he ''died'' two movies ago, Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) returns, as the saga's storyline snakes around itself in ever more laughable circles, just to keep generating sequels. Meanwhile, the production values have become so horror-movie shoddy that Saw V has more in common with kitsch like Friday the 13th Part V than the original Saw. C–

Originally posted Oct 24, 2008 Published in issue #1019 Nov 07, 2008 Order article reprints