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Saw VI

horror


Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understo

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    37%
  • Audience Score
    55%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Sixth film in revenge series is just as bloody as the rest.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this "torture porn" film, like all of the movies in the Saw series, revolves around cruelty, gore, and diabolical deathtraps -- all smothered in horrific make-up and special effects. A person is injected with acid until they literally melt in half; a group of people are shot, one by one, at point-blank range; and so on -- the deaths are brutal, bloody, and lingered over (viewers will see exposed organs, compound fractures shoving shattered bone edges through flesh, and worse). The movie is theoretically trying to make a few points about healthcare, but any social commentary is lost amid the buckets of blood and constant strong language.

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movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    37%
    reviews counted: 7
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  • Audience

    55%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: 'Saw VI' proves to be the one to pull the series out of its tailspin. Film No. 6 is not only good, it's really good.

- C. Robert Cargill, Hollywood.com, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rotten:

- Dave White, Movies.com, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fresh: Would make a good co-feature with Michael Moore's 'Sicko,' as self-righteous maniac Jigsaw -- apparently a fan of the public option -- plays his bloody, lethal 'games' with health insurance professionals who deny coverage to the needy.

- John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

They must be going for a record here with the number of sequels in this franchise. And I'm amazed that they still keep such solid quality. Because altough they fail to go beyond mediocracy, I haven't seen a Saw movie so far I didn't like. As goes for this sixth installment, which contrary to my expectations, was a pretty good watch. So as long they don't sink below the bar, I'm all for seeing a continuation of the series.

- CloudStrife84, Thursday, October 28, 2010

4 stars

Not all that great in terms of traps, but Hoffman continues to reign supreme and does a bunch of cool stuff. Bamboozling the FBI and defeating Jigsaw's game were just some of the shining moments. I liked the switch up in style and implementation of Jigsaw into the movie. It was also really interesting to see an entirely different side to the storyline from part 3. The hydrochloric acid melting was extremely interesting as was Hoffman's slaughtering of the pesky investigators via shiv and hot coffee. This really builds up to the inevitable finale so I don't think it can possibly be judged properly until after VII comes out.

- ythelastman89, Saturday, October 23, 2010

3 stars

I've said it once...and I'll say it again...it's all about the traps and watching the lowlifes of society try and get a second chance at what will (according to Jigsaw John) be a better life. It's twisted and sometimes gross...but it's also slightly cathartic in a sense. This time around we focus (mainly) on the sleezy insurance company big-wigs.

- RCCLBC, Friday, October 22, 2010