...the rewriting of Saw mythology is the slasher equivalent of revising Star Wars so that Greedo fires at Han Solo first.
—Luke Y. Thompson Village Voice
At this point in the Saw series, reviews really don't matter. Frankly, this is one of the few fright franchises where audiences don't care about character development, directorial flair, or narrative invention.
—Bill Gibron filmcritic.com
...dead on the table.
—Gregory Kirschling Entertainment Weekly
...a creatively fatal condition.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine
The death of nearly every character in the franchise isn't enough to prevent the makers from grinding out another edition of Saw. Could they just finish the job?
—Alex Markerson E!