We start with another clever contraption and this one is displayed on the public place, curiously. The tone is momentarily that of a cheap slasher, and then we're back to a more familiar tone. Hoffman, the bad guy, survived the last film and is now angrier than ever. He made mistakes, recently, and attempts to clean up any trace of the past leading back to him. It's starting to feel like the end.
Some survivor we don't remember is put through a new series of traps but only delays the last call. It's the feud between Jigsaw's widow and his disciple we care about and we do get closure. The tension is palpable, as always, and we even manage to sympathize for the villain who's always so purposely deliciously underplayed. The other actors do an excellent job and are an interesting bunch.
This is also a reunion of everybody not yet dead; from previous movies or by implication. This brilliant subplot sets the perfect context for a meaningful massacre. Well directed, written and shot, and when considering how many loose ends need tying, the seventh installment in the Saw franchise pulls miracles, with twists at every turn. Here's a great conclusion to a great horror epic!