Saw VI (2009)
June 29, 2024 5:22 PM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] With Jigsaw still directing events from beyond the grave, a new heir to the killer's twisted legacy emerges. But as the FBI closes in, this new killer sets in motion a game that is designed to reveal Jigsaw's grand scheme.

Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Peter Outerbridge, Shawnee Smith.

Directed by Kevin Greutert. Screenplay by Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan. Produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, Mark Burg for Twisted Pictures. Cinematography by David A. Armstrong. Edited by Andrew Coutts. Music by Charlie Clouser.

38% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. (48% audience score.)

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total)
Two out of five stars.

Component scorecard:

Direction - Better than last time, but nothing to get too excited about
Cast - Meh. But Shawnee Smith is back
Kills - better than last time. I particularly liked the breathe and you die machine
Jigsaw - still dead but regularly seen via flashback, as is Shawnee Smith now
Morality rating - big fat zero as Jigsaw's games require the players to "learn lessons" based on killing innocent people
Villain situation - I am increasingly unconvinced Hoffman is up for this engineering challenge
Mythology - Jigsaw planned all of this, too, and his wife kinda knew

One of the worst scripts, some of the most pointless mythology and muddiest moral underpinnings. But the kills and direction are better, keeping it from being a total disaster.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:25 PM on June 29

Also: lol about Jigsaw's nĂ¼ metal soul patch.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:41 PM on June 29

Fun fact about this film: Tanedra Howard, best known for this and Saw 3D, won her role in this movie. The role was the prize for the first season of the reality tv competition Scream Queens hosted by James Gunn.
posted by miss-lapin at 10:25 PM on June 29 [1 favorite]

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