Saw IV

Saw IV

3.5 18
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Cast: Darren Lynn Bousman, Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson


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Just when audiences thought they'd heard the last of the demented killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), here comes Saw IV, continuing his trap-filled legacy -- this time, targeting the last remaining officer who has touched the case, SWAT Commander Rigg (Lyriq Bent). As FBI agents Strahm (…  See more details below


Just when audiences thought they'd heard the last of the demented killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), here comes Saw IV, continuing his trap-filled legacy -- this time, targeting the last remaining officer who has touched the case, SWAT Commander Rigg (Lyriq Bent). As FBI agents Strahm (Scott Patterson) and Perez (Athena Karkanis) begin to dig through the remains of Jigsaw's crime-scene hideout, a new puzzle presents itself, with Rigg as the pawn in another deadly game filled with moral quandaries and torture-filled traps. At stake is the life of his superior officer Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) as well as his friend and fellow cop Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg), whose abduction by a now-dead Jigsaw triggers an obsession in Rigg that will haunt him til the grisly end. Director Darren Lynn Bousman returns to the series after helming both Saw II and III, with a script penned by Feast writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Like 'em or not, one has to give the Saw films credit for coming up with new extreme ways to keep the franchise alive. The fourth entry in the series is no different -- in fact, by the time the end credits roll, it's inherently evident just how far this radically complicated mythos has come. Sure, there are still a half dozen gruesome bits of torturous terror awaiting audiences, but the real gonzo stuff comes at the end, when the series climbs inside itself and essentially changes so much of what has come before that it's impossible not to give the filmmakers credit for simply attempting to go there. Is this new sucker punch of a twist deftly handled? Not really, no -- but the fact that Twisted Pictures even dares to thoroughly complicate their franchise with their fourth film is enough to take note. Otherwise, just about the best things one could say about the film are that the makeup effects are incredible, as well as the snazzy transitions that Darren Lynn Bousman cooked up to keep this labyrinthine plot moving. Also on the plus side is that this is one sequel that didn't fall into the heavy dramatics of its predecessor, making it a far more breezy (if still highly confusing) entry in the sadistic horror genre.

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Special Features

Audio commentary with director Darren Lynn Bousman and actor Lyriq Bent; Audio commentary with producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg and executive producers Peter Block and Jason Constantine; Darren's video diary; "The Traps of Saw IV"; "The Props of Saw IV"; Saw IV music video by "X Japan"; Bonus deleted scene; 16x9 widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX audio; English and Spanish subtitles; English closed captions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tobin Bell Jigsaw/John
Costas Mandylor Hoffman
Scott Patterson Agent Strahm
Betsy Russell Jill
Lyriq Bent Rigg
Athena Karkanis Agent Perez
Justin Louis Art
Simon Reynolds Lamanna
Donnie Wahlberg Eric Matthews
Angus MacFadyen Jeff
Shawnee Smith Amanda
Bahar Soomekh Lynn
Dina Meyer Kerry
Mike Realba Fisk
Marty Adams Ivan
Sarain Boylan Brenda
Billy Otis Cecil
James Van Patten Dr. Heffner
David Boyce Pathologist
Kevin Rushton Trevor
Julian Richings Vagrant
Kelly Jones SWAT Pete
Kelly Jones SWAT Pete
Ingrid Hart Tracy
Niamh Wilson Corbett
Janet Land Morgan
Ron Lea Rex
Joanne Boland Crime Scene Photographer
Zoe Heath Lab Technician
Bill Vibert Young Cop
Eric Gores Matt
Devon Bostick Derek
Tony Nappo Gus
Emmanuelle Vaugier Addison
Noam Jenkins Michael
Mike Butters Paul
J. Larose Troy
Oren Koules The Man
Alison Luther Young Girl
Kim Roberts Nurse Deborah
David Webster Dr. Steve
Sandra Manson Nurse Patti
Shauna Black Voice
Darrell Dennis Voice
Tracey Frerencz Voice
Catherine Fitch Voice
Chris Marren Voice
Christopher Morris Voice
Geoffrey Pounsett Voice

Technical Credits
Darren Lynn Bousman Director
Warren Appleby Special Effects
David Armstrong Cinematographer
Troy Begnaud Associate Producer
Marco Bianco Stunts
Peter Block Executive Producer
Brett Sullivan Editor
Diane Brunjes Editor
Mark Burg Producer
Charlie Clouser Score Composer
Jason Constantine Executive Producer
Greg Copeland Co-producer,Production Manager
Neil Davison Stunts
Marcus Dunstan Original Story,Screenwriter
Thomas Hartigan Fenton Original Story
Brian Gedge Camera Operator
Stephanie Gorin Casting
Kevin Greutert Editor
David Hackl Production Designer
Daniel Jason Heffner Executive Producer
Gregg Hoffman Producer
Tony Ianni Art Director
Alex Kavanagh Costumes/Costume Designer
Oren Koules Producer
Jonathan McHugh Musical Direction/Supervision
Patrick Melton Original Story,Screenwriter
Jonathan Miller Musical Direction/Supervision
Billy Oliver Stunts
Jonathan Platt Musical Direction/Supervision
Elizabeth Scherberger Asst. Director
Chas Smith Score Composer
Shawn Stuart Stunts
Stacey Testro Executive Producer
Dave Van Zeyl Stunts
James Wan Executive Producer
Leigh Whannell Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Saw IV
1. Play Me [6:08]
2. Holding the Key [3:25]
3. Cherish Your Life [3:51]
4. Special Agent Assistance [1:45]
5. Time to Let Go [2:50]
6. Not Your Call [1:01]
7. Facing Obsession [3:30]
8. Beneath the Mask [3:20]
9. Brenda's Game [2:35]
10. Two Detectives [3:48]
11. It's You [1:58]
12. Saving Lives [5:29]
13. What You've Been Looking For [1:00]
14. Try That [2:24]
15. Making Choices [3:27]
16. Opening the Door [4:13]
17. Being Recruited [1:46]
18. It Will Come Back to You [2:28]
19. Ties That Bind [6:12]
20. Save As I Save [4:57]
21. Making a Monster [11:19]
22. Patience Is a Virtue [3:03]
23. Have You Learned? [4:14]
24. Out of Your Hands [10:33]


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Saw IV 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
okay, we're 2 minutes into the film and already Jigsaw has been surgically ripped open and guess what's inside his stomach? A tape. And how exactly did he manage to swallow that one? Keep watching. More people die in unrealistic ways, this time beyond unrealistic. In one scene, a woman and man are staked together with something like 15 poles. Yes, this film pulls you into a million different directions of what's next mayhem that all end with the surgeon finally playing the tape. And shocker, jigsaw's out to kill more people from beyond the grave. This film is beyond bad, it's just wrong. But thank the lord we'll get to see another b-rated blood and sawed out brains extension on this growingly annoying film genre. This halloween...
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was alright but still same old and nothing new especially the ending. when you keep going it kinda gets old but the saw movies were interesting enough. my fave of course will always be the first movie. the characters eric matthews and jigsaw are cool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will fully admit that I was excited to see this in theaters, although my mind was telling me that this storyline was probably going to be paper this at this point. Unfortunately I was right. It's not horrible, but very disappointing in comparison to prev attempts. I know that there was talks of doing five Saw movies total, but if they don't raise the bar from this I think we may see straight to DVD quality next time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't like this movie. I feel it's a pretty sub-par horror film. It's nothing too great. But I have to recomend the dvd for any X Japan fan just for the I.V. Music video.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having seen the first three saw movies I was prepared for some gore but this was way too much. I felt sick the first five minutes and it took everything to keep watching. I would have turned it off but I had paid to see it already. If you have a weak stomach I suggest you choose a different movie as this will make you sick.
Guest More than 1 year ago
all of the contraptions in this saw were alot more interesting than the others, especially the one in the very beginning. The ending was very suprising to me, but that made it even more twisted.
DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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