Ever since I saw the first Saw movie when it was released, I have been hooked to the series. Saw was great, Saw II was good and Saw III was great. Saw IV kind of wraps up all the plot holes and everything that we went through watching Saw III. It gets you cringing from all of the gore, torture and screwed up macabre sequences. Even though it has some ridiculous acting and some really unbelievable torture moments, I liked it.
The thing that really brought my attention to the Saw franchise was the amazing gore and torture scenes that began in the second movie. Some of the traps and moments are really disgusting and brutal. The film kind of took an attempt at making an emotional turn to the series, doing a good job. But a few of the torture scenes made me feel like throwing up. Even though they were smart and inventive, and were twisted.
The movie actually made me jump in one scene. I never really thought of the Saw movies as horror, more suspense then anything. All of the films made me think a little bit, but the last 15 minutes of this movie confused the hell out of me.
Bottom Line: Smart and Gory, but lacks what the rest of the series was made good with.