Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/02/12
Adam (Leigh Whannell) and a Dr. Lawrence (Cary Elwes) are chained and a corpse in between them. Both were given a key and tape. In a flashback scene, Detectives David Tapp (Danny Glover) and Steven Sing (Ken Leung) discover a tape recorder from Jigsaw “John.” Both of them visit Dr. Lawrence since his pen was on the crime scene and interviews the other people that are connected with the gruesome case. Some key lines: Jigsaw – “Most people are so ungrateful to be alive.” “I'm sick of people who don't appreciate their blessings.” Zep – “He's a very interesting person. His name's John.” “It’s the rules.”
Screenplay was excellent for a horror film. The artists were believable and the premise clever and groundbreaking. The score and soundtrack was pulsating and direction terrific. Only qualms I have were overkill of flashbacks, lack of intellect of some of the characters. Themes like importance of gratitude and mortality were well represented. The movie earned tremendously despite its minuscule budget. Had one of the best endings for this genre. Saw wouldn’t be the most profitable horror film of its time after Scream if it didn’t have elements of a great horror film and features an iconic devious genius in Jigsaw.