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Saw IV

Overview


Genre :

Horror, Thriller

Release Date :

October 26, 2007

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Darren Lynn Bousman

Starring :

Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Costas Mandylor, Lyriq Bent, Athena Karkanis, Justin Louis, Simon Reynolds, Mike Realba, Marty Adams, Shawnee Smith, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Bahar Soomekh, Dina Meyer

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..This time out, the inspiration is fading – none of the set-pieces match the best gimmicks of earlier films..”
by Kim Newman [Empire Magazine]
2 of 5

“..there isn't much else about the movie to enjoy, since the story is the most convoluted, house-of-cards pile of nonsense since, well, "Saw III."..”
by David Medsker [Bullz-Eye.com]
1 of 4

“..the story is merely an excessively convoluted rehash of its predecessors..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
2 of 5

“..now lacking any real forward movement, the series threatens to collapse into a black hole of its own making..”
by Jesse Hassenger [Filmcritic.com]
1 of 5

“..It's somewhat better put together than Saw II or III, though there isn't a scare in it..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
1.5 of 4

“..easily the worst and most pointless episode of the gore-saturated quadrology..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Review rate : D

“..by far the best installment of this cringingly moronic odyssey of pain..”
by Brian Orndof [Filmfodder]
Review rate : D
Reviewed by Adam Graham [Detroit News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ken Fox [TV Guide]
0.5 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
Reviewed by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

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“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

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by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]