Synopsis: Jeff is an anguished man, who grieves and misses his young son that was killed by a driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the man and reckless with his wife and daughter. When Dr. Lynn Denlon, who has troubles with her marriage, is abducted by the deranged Jigsaw's apprentice Amanda, she is brought to a gruesome warehouse to keep John Kramer alive in spite of having a terminal brain tumor. Amanda puts a necklace gadget full of explosives around Dr. Lynn's neck connected to John Kramer's life support system, and tells her that if he dies the device will explode. Meanwhile, Jeff is submitted to a sick game of forgiveness with surprising dark consequences.
Director(s): Darren Lynn Bousman
Production: Lionsgate Films
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

Game over.

I'll f***in' kill you!

You f***in' b*tch!

You b*tch!

I'll f***in' kill you!


Secure the flank!

Left side clear?

We're clear!

Left side's clear.

Let's move!

Oh, my God.

Someone call Kerry.

The call came in at 11:45.

The woman heard an explosion.

The fire department was

the first on the scene.


- Is it him?

- Before you go in there--

Eric. Is it him?

We don't know yet.

It's not Detective Matthews.

What happened?

The victim was held

in place by these chains.

Hello, Troy.

I wanna play a game.

This game will take place

in a room not much bigger

than the room you've

spent most of your life in.

A prison cell.

Despite all of the advantages

and privileges

that you were given at birth,

you have returned

to prison again and again.

More comfortable in chains

than you are in freedom.

Tonight we will see how

far you are willing to go

to break those chains

once and for all.

Live or die, Troy.

Make your choice.

This was the bomb.

All he had to do was release himself

from each of the chains...

walk out the door before it went off.

All he had to do?

Oh, God.

F***! F***!

I really had this feeling

it was going to be him.

Kerry, Eric is a missing persons case,

not a homicide case.

I've been having nightmares

where I see him.

I'm never going to be able

to forgive myself for what happened.


It's not your fault.

It's always somebody's fault.

That somebody isn't you.

That someone is still out there.

Put all your anger into finding them

and putting them away.

All right?

What I don't understand is

how the hell could Jigsaw

do all of this?

He was damn near on his deathbed

the last time we saw him.

I'm not so sure he did.

So far this doesn't follow

any of his patterns.


Well... how'd you get in here?

- We cut the door down.

- Why?

Because somebody heard

an explosion and called us.

I mean, why did you

have to cut the door down?

It was welded shut.

Bloody truck couldn't get in here.


I don't follow.

If the aim of Jigsaw's game was

to get out before the bomb went off,

then why was the door

welded shut?

The guy couldn't get out if he wanted to.

You won't believe this.

We got the tape out clean.

Hello, Troy.

I wanna play a game.

Live or die, Troy.

Make your choice.

Hello, Kerry.

I want to play a game.

Up until now you have spent

your life among the dead

piecing together

their final moments.

You are good at this because you,

like them,

are also dead.

Dead on the inside.

You identify more

with a cold corpse

than you do

with a living human.

I believe you want

to join your true family,

indeed, your only family,

in death.

The device you are wearing

is hooked into your ribcage.

And by the time

this tape is finished,

you will have one minute

to find a way out.

At the end of that minute,

you should know

better than anyone

what happens then.

There is a simple key

that will unlock the harness, Kerry.

It is right in front of you.

All you have to do is

reach in and take it.

But do it quickly.

The acid will dissolve the key

in a matter of seconds.

Make your choice.


I gotta be at the hospital by 9.

It's Tuesday.

I thought you started at 11.

Yeah, well, they change

things on me last minute.

Well, you better head off, then.

You're not gonna take a shower?

Nah. I'm just gonna take

a shower at the hospital.

Can we just...

talk for five minutes?

How about we just make eye contact

for five seconds?

What's wrong?


Just... everything.


What is it you want from me, Chris?

A divorce.

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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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