Saw II - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Saw II Reviews

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October 28, 2005
Factor in the unintentionally funny dialogue, the hey-look-over-there attempts at making you jump, and you'll see that the real trap here is the price of the ticket.
November 19, 2019
More blood and more gore, but less imagination than last year's rather goofy original.
Full Review | Original Score: F
October 27, 2005
Saw II doesn't exhibit a steep decline in quality from its predecessor. Take that as you will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 28, 2005
Saw II only has one ambition -- to make us squirm. And it does. Just don't be surprised if you need to switch to an electric razor after this.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2005
No point in labeling this a horror film. This is a sadism film, and while all good and great horror films know what sadism tastes like, a sadism film settles for nothing of lasting, imaginative horror.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 27, 2005
When you feel most sorry for Jigsaw when it's all over with, there's maybe something wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 27, 2005
This is entertainment?
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 27, 2005
Saw II repels, morally and aesthetically, and while some -- including the filmmakers, perhaps -- may take this as a compliment, it isn't intended as one.
October 28, 2005
Unable to deliver the single novel concept or unexpected surprise that might justify its existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 28, 2005
It lacks the sick imagination of the first film, the demented audacity of its twisted scenarios.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 27, 2005
In the long run, Saw II is a better film than the original, but that's like saying being kicked in the groin is better than being punched in the face.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 27, 2007
Quite hideous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
August 18, 2007
The ornate sadism isn't enough to carry our interest this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 10, 2005
In a fun house like this the elaborate tortures seem to leave behind the real world of pain and suffering for the realm of slapstick; they're the kind of horrors that make you scream and laugh at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
November 7, 2005
The raucous results: Saw II is a shameless spectacle of squirming and squealing without maintaining much solid suspense in its warped, blood-clotting heart
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2008
A Reloaded style one-up in which more people are trapped in bigger places and forced to perform scarier tasks with nastier results. Wow.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 12, 2006
Ultimately uninteresting.
October 28, 2005
Eventually ... the movie benefits from the courageousness of some atypical story choices, and rallies to a passingly respectable if still extremely middling standing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 27, 2005
Saw II almost was a total loss until the end, which almost saves the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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