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Movie Review – Saw VI (2009)

By Manofyesterday

Director: Kevin Greutart

Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston, Betsy Russell, Shawnee Smith etc

As Hoffman has escaped Strahm he thinks he’s free and clear, but as another game gets set in motion Jigsaw’s ultimate plan is revealed, and the net of the FBI tightens around Hoffman.

Okay, so Saw V was pretty lame but this one was much better. The trap involves an insurance salesman who created a policy that evaluates whether people are eligible for cover or not. The traps and the twists are gruesome, and the acting is really good and made me root for the guy, even though he isn’t the nicest person. The film has a good look to it and it’s pretty gruesome. The twists were unexpected and kept me on my feet. I felt engaged throughout the whole thing, and although I’m not a fan of Mandylor (he feels like he’s doing a Sylvestor Stallone impression most of the time), the actor does suffer because he’s never able to be a villain in his own right; for Jigsaw overshadows him.

While the violence is gory it still serves the plot, and some of the traps are incredible tense. The tension is ratcheted up towards the end as the two plots come to their conclusion, and I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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