Saw III - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Saw III Reviews

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November 20, 2019
I don't have a problem with uncomfortable violence if it comes in a film that's at least remotely entertaining, which this movie is not. This installment is lazy, coasting on everything that made the first two films so popular.
June 5, 2019
Really nothing more than a quick, cheaply produced studio money-making machine feeding off Americans' insatiable bloodlust.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 27, 2017
The third movie doesn't go over the edge, but it does start to feel like John is setting his subjects up to fail, and the game shouldn't be rigged quite so hard if he really wants people to walk the path of redemption.
October 3, 2017
Saw III's careless nature and its drive to go bigger doesn't consistently lead to better things. Its once compelling twists have now become overdone.
February 1, 2010
Images jump, blip, strobe, and shock like an epileptic seizure - all the result of director Darren Lynn Bousman's lack of trust in his screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2009
Witness the distortion of the series' original premise bastardized by those who believe they know better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2009
The power of "Saw III" lies not in the gore, torture, or tension, but in the relationship between Amanda and Jigsaw.
April 24, 2009
The extreme gore is gratuitous, and character development non-existent in a movie packed with the cookie-cutter visual design of the previous two films. Torturer, victim and audience become one.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 23, 2008
Staying mostly faithful to the successful blueprint of its two earlier installments, Saw III is an adequate sequel that works well enough on its own terms.
January 17, 2008
Face your fears. A lesson worthy of praise, if the film preaching them weren't so completely full of s***.
Full Review | Original Score: F
September 27, 2007
Nihilistic, amoral, self-congratulatory wanking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
August 18, 2007
Starts with an interesting premise but quickly squanders it on the usual barely-glimpsed bloodbaths.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2007
One of the most sadistic, brutal, grisly films of the current splatter-porn genre.
February 12, 2007
The only brains on display are the ones that get drilled out of human skulls.
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November 29, 2006
It requires a stretch of the imagination too far, but there's still plenty of gore and tricksy murders here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 13, 2006
If humorless torture marathons like this represent the future of American horror cinema, it's time for Hollywood to officially outsource the genre overseas, where they remember the pleasures of a good scare.
November 13, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2006
Saying that the newest Saw movie is better than the last one is a bit like saying that your latest root canal was better than your last one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 11, 2006
The third "Saw" in the franchise loses its edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 11, 2006
No one will ever be able to accuse series creators and scribes Leigh Wannell and James Wan of being stingy with the red stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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