Jigsaw

A streak of gruesome murders points to a suspect who has been dead for ten years.
United States
Canada
2017
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
Stalker: 
Sneaker
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Guru
Worshipper
Trickster: 
Gamemaster
Impostor
Lurer
Dolls: 
Ventriloquist dummy
6
It hits where it hurts most!
7.04
5.04
8
8
2
4
4
Effects
Editing
Plot
The previous Saw films came out one year apart and this one waited seven years to get made. Was it worth the wait? More or less. It’s called Jigsaw, but it’s just Saw 8, technically. It differentiates itself from the other films in that it is particularly far-fetched. The story relies on highly improbable scenarios to move forward; scenarios that the killer, or killers, couldn’t possibly envision.
It’s very gruesome. The gore will make you cringe unless you are dead inside. The traps are very creative, but the elements they depend on are unreliable. Some aspects of Jigsaw are way too predictable. Coming from a franchise that used to outsmart its audience, this is a big disappointment. We’d also expect more characters from the previous movies to show up. Nope. They didn’t even try.
Jigsaw has the kind of editing that’s meant to play with the viewer’s head but neglects the victims’ arcs. It’s always been the case, but it’s getting increasingly obvious. Because of this, the twist exists only for us and the characters’ perspectives don’t matter. The whodunit angle doesn’t make much sense either. This is a fun film but it’s filled with plot holes and it feels incomplete.
Alternate Titles: 
Saw 8

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