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Saw II

  • Horror
  • Mystery
  • 2005
  • Darren Lynn Bousman
  • 88 mins
  • 18

Summary

Horror sequel starring Tobin Bell and Donnie Wahlberg. Detective Eric Matthews is drawn into a sick game when he discovers that his own son is one of eight people imprisoned by twisted serial killer Jigsaw in a booby-trapped slum, where they must decipher clues to escape death by lethal gas.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

OK, so the novelty has slightly worn off, but Darren Lynn Bousman's sequel is just as deliciously twisted, fiendishly clever and gruesomely gory as the first life-or-death-game instalment. Eight people imprisoned in a booby-trapped slum by Jigsaw (a remarkable Tobin Bell) must discover their association to unlock the antidote to a poison gas that's gradually killing them. The son of burnt-out detective Donnie Wahlberg is one of the victims, but Wahlberg apprehending Bell's cancer-ridden madman turns out to be just another devious part of a much grander master plan. This movie connects neatly to its unnerving predecessor in cunningly wicked ways - once more it's the imaginatively brutal torture contraptions and diabolical demises that delight and disturb. Guns, syringes and razor blades are among the instruments of pain contained within the pulse-pounding set pieces that this nascent fear franchise has made its own.

Credits

Cast

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JigsawTobin Bell
AmandaShawnee Smith
Eric MatthewsDonnie Wahlberg
Daniel MatthewsErik Knudsen
XavierFranky G
JonasGlenn Plummer
LauraBeverley Mitchell
KerryDina Meyer
AddisonEmmanuelle Vaugier
ObiTim Burd
RiggLyriq Bent
Video TechieJohn Fallon
MichaelNoam Jenkins
GusTony Nappo

Crew

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DirectorDarren Lynn Bousman

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment
Released on
2005-10-28
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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