YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW IT ENDS.
Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) and Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) survive Jigsaw’s (Tobin Bell) traps, but Strahm has a feeling that Hoffman knows far more about it than he puts on. This franchise is like a Russian nested doll – reveal one mystery and another one waits inside. But now the surprises are so expected that they’re losing their element of… surprise. Increasingly hard to believe in, the story is also rather dull this time and Mandylor is a much less colorful killer than Jigsaw.
2008-U.S. 90 min. Color. Directed by David Hackl. Cast: Tobin Bell (Jigsaw/John Kramer), Costas Mandylor (Mark Hoffman), Scott Patterson (Peter Strahm), Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Julie Benz… Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Glover.
Trivia: Followed by Saw VI (2009).