Saw II

Synopsis: When detective Eric Matthews is called to a crime scene of a victim of Jigsaw, he finds a lead to the place where he is hidden. Once there, he realizes that Jigsaw trapped his son Daniel Matthews with three women and four men in a shelter, and they are inhaling a lethal nerve gas. If they do not use an antidote within two hours, they will die. Eric follows with increasing desperation the death of each member of the group in monitors, while trying to convince Jigsaw to release his son.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Darren Lynn Bousman
Production: Lions Gate Films
  4 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

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just a little bit, wouldn't you?

Sure. And you're the expert.

Look closer, Detective Mathews.

At what?

Ask whoever wrote it.

Hello, Michael.

I want to play a game.

So far, in what could loosely

be called your life...

you have made a living

watching others.

You know, you and that guy

have a lot in common, Kerry.

- Oh, yeah?

- Yeah.

Both like playing games

with people.

Excuse me?

Don't ever pull some shit like that again

on me at a crime scene.

Look, I'm not the one

taunting you. He is.

Doesn't mean I have

to take the bait.

Besides, I got

a full caseload as it is.

A bunch of desk errands

and shit work.

Yeah, well, between that,

I.A. Breathing down my neck...

my son's budding criminal career,

and my wife's fucking divorce lawyers...

I'd say my hands are pretty full,

wouldn't you?

Yeah. Look, I'm sorry.

I was hoping, maybe,

that I could bring you in on this one.

We're not partners anymore, Kerry.

Forget that we're not partners,

what about the fact...

that this guy wrote your fucking name

on the wall, huh?

He asked for you.

It's not the first time

some psychopath called me out.

All right. What about the fact

that I'm asking?

Can't help you.

- Wow.

- You're the Jigsaw expert.

When did you stop being a cop?

Look closer, Detective Mathews.

This guy wrote your fucking name

on the wall.

Look closer, Detective Mathews.

He asked for you.

All right, fellas. Listen up.

These are the best entry points.

They're the ones

with direct street frontage...

vehicle access, and good cover.

Now remember...

we're doing this

in broad daylight.

We don't want to scare

any civilians.

I've been there before,

I know the location.

Just bust in there...

and scare the shit out of anyone

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Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell (born 17 January 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, director, and actor. He is best known for writing films directed by his friend James Wan, including Saw (2004), Dead Silence (2007), Insidious (2011), and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). Whannell has directed two films, Insidious: Chapter 3, released in 2015, and Upgrade, released in 2018. Whannell and Wan are the creators of the Saw franchise. Whannell wrote the first installment, co-wrote the second and third installments, was producer or executive producer for all the films, and appeared as the "Adam Stanheight" character in four of the installments. He was also the writer of the Saw video game (2009), and co-writer of the 2014 film Cooties. more…

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