Saw X will reveal another previously unknown chapter in Jigsaw’s dark game. It takes place between the events of Saw I and Saw II, when John Kramer embarks on a trip to Mexico “for a risky and experimental medical procedure in the hopes of finding a miracle cure for his cancer – only to find out that the… Entire operation is a fraud.” deceiving the weakest.” Driven by a new sense of purpose, the serial killer returns to his mission: “Through devious, crazy and ingenious traps, he turns the tables on the fraudsters in his distinctive, instinctive way. “Is this covered by his copay?
Saw X was written by Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg and directed by Kevin Greutert (Saw VI, Saw 3D). The film’s cast includes Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, Michael Beach, Renata Vaca and Tobin Bell, who returns as John Kramer. (You can read more about Bell’s return here.)
As of this writing, Saw X has an overall score of 64 on Metacritic, based on nine reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a higher rating of 82%, based on 39 reviews. These ratings will change as other networks release their recordings, and since the film has not yet been released – it hits theaters on September 29 – ratings are not available.
Below you can see a selection of the numerous reviews of Saw X that have already been published.
- Director: Kevin Greutert
- Written by: Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg
- Cast: Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, Michael Beach, Renata Vaca and Tobin Bell
- Premiere date: September 29th
Guardian – 2/5
“It’s perhaps slightly better than the series’ lows, but there’s really nothing to justify why we’re being transported back to the horrors of the 2000s. We have seen enough.” – Benjamin Lee – [Full review]
“Greutert’s film brings back the core elements that made those films work. It’s a straightforward, effective horror thriller, even if it’s trapped in the past with nowhere else to go.” – William Bibbiani – [Full review]
IndieWire – 83
“You don’t have to watch the other films in the Saw series to enjoy this one, but it will help. With some Avengers-style phone calls in the first act and a kicker in the end credits, this is Saw in the superhero age.” It’s a film for the die-hard fans, rewarding those who keep asking for more. After a decade as Halloween’s most hyped annual release in recent years, Saw is finally back this October to tell Taylor Swift that she’s not the only one doing vigilante shit. Congratulations, Tobin. You deserve that.” – Alison Foreman – [Full review]
The Daily Beast – 80
“By cleverly setting the schedule between the first two parts of the series, Saw – Coleman Spilde – [Full review]
ScreenCrush – 30
“Nearly 20 years after the franchise began, Saw exposes the evils of humanity.” – Amelia Emberwing – [Full review]
The Hollywood Reporter – 60th
“None of this would work nearly as well without Bell, whose gravelly voice and menacing seriousness are so captivating that he makes Jigsaw’s oft-repeated statement, “I’d like to play a game,” creepy as hell. He made the character a true icon, much like Robert Englund did with Freddy Krueger. Do not accept substitutions.” – Frank Scheck – [Full review]
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