'Saw V' Critic Reviews

80%
MovieWeb:   20 reviews
12%
Rotten Tomatoes:   78 reviews
  • Gregory Kirschling Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    34
    Saw V is dead on the table.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Nathan Lee New York Times (Top Critic)
    20
    The latest and least of the Saw films is just plain boring and even a little tame -- albeit by the standards of a genre that helped bring the phrase "torture porn" into the lexicon.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    25
    Saw V is a terrible combination: grisly and tedious. Let's just call it bloody dull.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    13
    Oh, Jigsaw. Here we go again. You kill. I doze off. Someone at the studio goes 'ka-ching!'
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    20
    The torture devices, once so fiendishly adapted to each offender, have become generic excuses to spatter gore. The script is insultingly lazy, and inept direction from newcomer David Hackl hardly helps.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    20
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Robert Koehler Variety (Top Critic)
    The periodic traps set for five new victims, all linked by a rotten real-estate deal, are neither as terrifying nor as yucky as in the earlier films. The only real horror in these scenes, in fact, is the jaw-droppingly bad acting on display.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    20
    Saw V utterly mimics the original film's formula -- that awful basement, those cops chasing clues in what we assume to be the same time-frame, those awful devices of death.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Ben Rayner Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    38
    Woefully ponderous, convoluted and improbable.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    The creatives behind the franchise clearly have taken pride in their stylistic consistency throughout the series, but here they even fail to deliver enough of the cleverly gruesome Rube Goldberg torture devices that are its raison d'etre.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Sam Adams Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    10
    It's not a good sign when watching someone stick their hand into a table saw is easier than listening to them recite dialogue.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Steve Newton Georgia Straight
    30
    The best thing about this-and any-Saw film is the sick production design. Whoever's responsible for creating these disgustingly grungy chambers of death deserves an Oscar for scuzziness.
    Full Review » 1 year ago
  • Ali Gray TheShiznit.co.uk
    40
    See you next year, I guess. Sigh.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Maitland McDonagh Time Out
    40
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Digital Spy
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Pablo Villaca Cinema em Cena
    40
    Sera que os fas da serie nao percebem que o conceito dos flashbacks e de mexer com a cronologia dos capitulos anteriores e uma forma encontrada pelos produtores para que possam refazer o original de novo e de novo e de novo?
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Wesley Lovell Oscar Guy
    38
    A disappointing film that breaks all of the series' own rules.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Wesley Lovell Cinema Sight
    38
    A disappointing film that breaks all of the series' own rules.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Deseret News, Salt Lake City
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Anders Wotzke Cut Print Review
    20
    Saw V? You'll wish you hadn't.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Anders Wotzke Moviedex
    20
    Saw V? You'll wish you hadn't.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Tom Meek Boston Phoenix
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Cole Abaius Film School Rejects
    9
    This is definitely the worst film of the series, and probably the worst horror film I've seen all year.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Rob Humanick Projection Booth
    0
    An insult to fourth-rate ripoffs of Se7en, and even that may not be harsh enough.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com
    25
    Being the fifth annual go-round for this durable splatter franchise, this film has really no power to change any minds.
    Full Review » 5 years ago