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Saw V (2008)

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Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests.

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Storyline

Detective Mark Hoffman is deemed hero after he saves a young girl and "escapes" one of Jigsaw's games, or so it seems. Special Agent Peter Strahm is suspicious of him after his assistant Agent Lindsay Perez says Hoffman's name. While Agent Strahm looks into Detective Hoffman's past, a group of five people who helped burn a building which was supposedly abandoned, face a series of tests set up by the Jigsaw killer.

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo V  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,053,954, 26 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,746,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,864,059, 1 November 2009
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 11 mins) The scene where Hoffman leaves the Gideon plant with Corbett and says "nobody made it" was filmed for, and edited out of, Saw IV (2007). Behind The Scenes footage of this scene appears in Darren's Video Diary on the DVD and Blu-ray of Saw IV. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) In the part where Agent Strahm is in the room where Jigsaw was killed, when he (Strahm) unveils his phone, he tries to phone someone. When it says 'NO SIGNAL FOUND' if you look carefully at the top-left hand corner, it shows very high signal level. Also if you look at the bottom of the screen you can see that Strahm actually uses blue-tooth for which it is shown that 'NO SIGNAL FOUND'. See more »

Quotes

[from Trailer]
Jigsaw: Today, five people will become one, with the goal of surviving.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Death and Destruction
Performed by Ministry
Remixed by Clayton Worbeck
Written by Al Jourgensen and Sin Quirin
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A stumble, but still on mission.
23 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

I watched Saw V with a good opening night crowd here in Sydney. I've enjoyed all of the Saw films, predictably liking some episodes a lot more than others, and Saw V is, again, very watchable, with some intense moments and no shortage of grisliness. But I'd still say it's the weakest entry in the series to date. The trouble is that the main narrative addition for this episode, which has to sustain half the running time, turns out to be a dramatically weak one. I don't think a Saw film ever previously failed to create excitement or new meaning via one of its big twisty revelations, but Saw V's add next to nothing. The knowledge gained doesn't force any re-evaluation of the past events it concerns; you just see and know a bit more about them, and to no great effect, except for the fact that Tobin Bell's performance is always compelling, maybe even more so when he's talking to people who aren't stuck in Jigsaw's deathtraps.

The Saw films have demonstrated an unfeasibly high success rate over time in terms of pulling off twist after twist and having them nearly all hit home. With this track record, it seems inevitable that there'd be a significant stumble at some point. They've never been bulletproof films (and thrillers are the genre that are hardest to bulletproof), but I'd say Saw V is definitely the stumble. In spite of this, it still keeps in enough with the series in general for me to be ready for Saw VI in 2009 - which I hope will be better work.


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