A kidnapped doctor (Bahar Soomekh) must keep dying Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) alive while a fellow victim (Angus Macfadyen) completes his own maniacal test.
" All told, this is a more affecting study in grief, guilt and human frailty than Babel. "
" The question for moviegoers: Would you rather get your dose of existenz-philosophie from Dostoyevsky or a slasher flick? "
" A bigger problem lies with Leigh Whannell's script, which utilizes so many flashbacks and explanatory inserts that the tension, a defining feature of the first Saw, is lost. "
" Admit it: It's not every horror film that can make you feel preached at and slimed at the same time. "
" As the creators of The X-Files learned and the people behind Lost are going to find out soon, you can only jerk around an audience... for so long before they start screaming in frustration and move on to something else. "
" Do you want to play a game? How about a really long, convoluted game that leads nowhere? The scariest thing about Saw III is how it seems like it's never going to end. "
" Ee'll just entertain you by mentioning such extraneous details as a human skull being opened and probed, a naked woman being frozen to death, a man drowning in the ground-up carcasses of dead pigs ... "
" Even splatter-film buffs should be offended by this piece of nonsense: Not because it's so gross, but because it's so dumb. "
" God or Jack Valenti only knows how this work of pure entertainment got an R rating 'for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language.' "
" Just like its increasingly wan antihero, this blood-soaked series is on its last legs. "
" More gore is really all III has to offer. "
" Saw III is duller than a plastic steak knife. "
" Saw III is nasty, repulsive, disgusting -- and loaded with enough viscera to probably sell at least $30 million worth of tickets this weekend. "
" Saw III, with its barrage of grungy rooms, mortified flesh and elaborate torture, is a highly creative exercise in bloodletting, with a bleak view of human nature. "
" Tedium eventually sets in again, the movie's murky visual schema and overly aggressive editing style marring any attempts at subtlety. Worse yet, the Jigsaw Killer remains a smug, unscary bore. "
" The inevitable deadening effects of repetition are beginning to infect the Saw franchise, now having produced its third installment in as many years. "
" The premise is bogus to anybody with all their albumen intact. "
" The second Saw sequel develops the mythology of sadistic puppet-master Jigsaw in ambitious, gruesome but ultimately self-defeating ways. "
" What's remarkable about these movies is how much the craftsmanship degrades with each episode. This is a long, scrambled, indifferently made affair. There's no rhythm to the sequencing. "
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