Watch Saw V
- 1 hr 32 min
Saw V is the fifth installment in the popular horror movie franchise, directed by David Hackl and released in 2008. The movie opens with notorious Jigsaw survivor Hoffman (played by Costas Mandylor) being trapped and captured by Jigsaw's accomplices, who force him to continue their twisted games. Meanwhile, Special Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) is investigating Hoffman's involvement with the Jigsaw killings and becomes embroiled in a deadly game of his own.
As the movie progresses, we are introduced to a new group of victims who find themselves trapped in Jigsaw's latest game. The group consists of five people who all appear to have made choices in their lives that hurt others. The game involves each participant being trapped and having to solve a series of increasingly gruesome and dangerous puzzles in order to escape with their lives.
As the game unfolds, we flash back to scenes of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) preparing the traps and explaining his twisted philosophy, which aims to make his victims appreciate their lives by forcing them to confront their own mortality. It becomes clear that Jigsaw's influence is still being felt from beyond the grave, as each trap is designed to test the limits of the victim's physical and mental abilities.
Throughout the movie, the tension builds as Hoffman and Strahm each try to outsmart the other while the victims struggle to survive. As the game nears its conclusion, we see each of the participants face their own demons and make difficult choices in order to escape. The final scenes of the movie reveal the shocking truth behind Jigsaw's devious plan and the fate of the surviving characters.
Overall, Saw V delivers the same mix of twisted puzzles, gore, and psychological horror that fans of the franchise have come to expect. The acting is solid, with Tobin Bell once again stealing the show as the devious puppetmaster behind the traps. David Hackl's direction is effective in ramping up the tension and keeping the audience guessing until the very end.
One criticism of the movie is that it relies too heavily on flashbacks and exposition to explain the backstory and motivations of the characters. This makes it feel at times like a retread of earlier movies in the series, rather than offering something new. Additionally, some of the traps and puzzles may be too graphic or disturbing for more sensitive viewers.
Despite these flaws, Saw V offers an entertaining ride for fans of horror movies and the franchise. Its blend of twisted puzzles, gore, and psychological terror make it a worthy addition to the Saw universe.
Saw V is a 2008 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 20.