Review in Brief: Jigsaw (2017)

While JIGSAW isn’t a bad movie, not even particularly low down in the wider SAW franchise (for the record it goes I, III, VI then Jigsaw) but it’s hard to love. Expect pleasing references to the earlier movies, new traps (my favourite for its simplicity is a big sandpit that immobilises you to have an assortment of sharp and heavy things drop in your head TOM AND JERRY-style) and a pretty easy mystery to solve. If you’ve seen even a handful of these movies surely by now you know the formula for guessing who Jigsaw’s (Tobin Bell, still having a blast) latest accomplice is: it’s not the really obvious suspect, it’s the slightly less obvious one. The Spierig Brothers are so much better than this material (watch PREDESTINATION) but they keep things polished and sure-footed even if few moments or characters are particularly memorable. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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