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

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. Autopsy of a Mad Man [6:07]
2. Every Man for Himself [3:20]
3. Unsecured Doors [3:51]
4. Special Investigation [1:45]
5. Finding Him [2:50]
6. Keeping Secrets [1:01]
7. Officer Rick's Rebirth [3:38]
8. See What I See [3:45]
9. I Saved You [1:45]
10. These Six [3:48]
11. The Real Reason [1:58]
12. She Needs You [4:14]
13. The Workshop [1:00]
14. A Mistake [2:24]
15. Save His Life [3:25]
16. Careful Planning [4:13]
17. Jigsaw Mantra [1:46]
18. Listen to Him [2:28]
19. Healing Wounds [5:55]
20. Second Address [4:49]
21. Let the Games Begin [10:34]
22. Making Choices [2:53]
23. Opening Doors [4:14]
24. Placing Blame [10:36]


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