SOMETIMES RULES ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN…
Amanda Young (Shawnee Smith) kidnaps a doctor (Bahar Soomekh) and tells her that she must help her save the life of her mentor, Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), who’s dying of cancer. This chapter suffers from the same annoying audio effects as the last film and indulges in tiresome torture porn; this goes on for almost two hours. However, I am impressed that the filmmakers actually manage to move the story forward in a way that’s interesting enough, crosscutting between Jigsaw on the operation table, a few flashbacks and the sufferings of a new victim.
2006-U.S. 110 min. Color. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Cast: Tobin Bell (Jigsaw/John Kramer), Shawnee Smith (Amanda Young), Angus Macfadyen (Jeff), Bahar Soomekh, Mpho Koaho, Dina Meyer… Donnie Wahlberg.
Trivia: Followed by Saw IV (2007).