Lists: Horror, Psychological Thrillers

Brief Synopsis: "Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying..."

Overall Ranking: 1097 (Rank from 2004: # 25)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 14.29%
Regular 85.71%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Bryan Lienesch85 - Saw wants to be a commentary on society, but it doesn't need to go that far. Just be happy with having a sick S.O.B. who wants to terrorize largely innocent people for illogical reasons. It's been the key to success for countless horror classics. Why mess with the formula?
Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Tim The Film Guy78(full review)
Dave Examines Movies76(full review)
Colin Flanagan74.6 - A very underrated horror film because of the flack its sequels get.
Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 6
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread72(full review)Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 5
Thomas Pollock70

People Involved

  • Leigh Whannell (Adam)
  • Cary Elwes (Dr. Lawrence Gordon)
  • Danny Glover (Detective David Tapp)
  • Ken Leung (Detective Steven Sing)
  • Dina Meyer (Kerry)
  • Mike Butters (Paul)
  • Paul Gutrecht (Mark)
  • Michael Emerson (Zep Hindle)
  • Benito Martinez (Brett)
  • Shawnee Smith (Amanda)
  • Makenzie Vega (Diana Gordon)
  • Monica Potter (Alison Gordon)
  • Ned Bellamy (Jeff)
  • Alexandra Bokyun Chun (Carla)
  • Avner Garbi (Father)
  • Tobin Bell (John)
  • James Wan (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Saw II
  • Saw III
  • Saw IV
  • Saw V
  • Saw VI
  • Saw: The Final Chapter