Saw II
Saw II (2005)

Jigsaw, the diabolical criminal who captured the imagination of horror fans in the 2004 hit Saw, returns in this equally bloody sequel. Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) is a police detective who, after discovering the aftermath of a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Saw II is likely to please the gore-happy fans of the original, though it may be too gruesome for those not familiar with first film's premise.

Jordan Crucchiola
New York Magazine/Vulture

If you've bought into the Saw movies, II ups the violence without totally jumping the shark, and is a worthy follow-up to the original.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

In a fun house like this the elaborate tortures seem to leave behind the real world of pain and suffering for the realm of slapstick; they're the kind of horrors that make you scream and laugh at the same time.

Shaun Munro
Flickering Myth

Saw II deepens the series' mythology without desperately over-extending itself... In fact, it's one of the better second entries from any big-hitter horror franchise.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Saw II is a nasty piece of work ...

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Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

To enjoy Saw II, one must have enjoyed Saw. This is a given. As to which is better, this is a fairly pointless question given how bad both of these movies are.

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Micheal Compton
Bowling Green Daily News

More blood and more gore, but less imagination than last year's rather goofy original.

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Neil Smith
BBC.com

This macabre follow-up to 2004's low-budget horror smash can't rival its predecessor's fiendish ingenuity. But it makes up for it with a deliciously devious plot and enough gory shocks for a dozen Halloweens.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Unable to deliver the single novel concept or unexpected surprise that might justify its existence.

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Zachary Doiron
Film Inquiry

While Saw II isn't as good technically as its predecessor, its many clever twists, and exploration of Jigsaw's mind make the second entry a fun guilty pleasure watch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Just as fascinating as the first Saw movie, this sequel works as an ingenious labyrinth of horrors, full of more gruesome and densely macabre scenes - and once… More
Jim Careter
Saw 2 is the sequel to the incredible first installment, and to be honest I was sort of dissapointed. The plot of the film was not even close to the twists and… More
Wildaly M
I suppose that I am watching this for the sake of continuity.
BG Movie Reviews 2011
After watching Saw 1, I was pleasantly suprised and was desperate to watch Saw 2, then go through all of them in order. That plan did fall through, but I did… More
Martin Sahlin
I didn't think they could do a sequal so diffrent from the first one...but still this good. And the twist at the end....I don't see how it could be… More
Unknown Hobo
Not as good as the original but nowhere near as good as the third, this movie left a bad taste in my mouth. The characters were flat and forgettable, with most… More