Lists: Horror, Mystery, Crime / Heist, 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: 1207 (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
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?
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.
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread72(full review)
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