Saw (2004)
IMDb Rating 7.6
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Leigh Whannell Adam
Cary Elwes Dr. Lawrence Gordon
Danny Glover Detective David Tapp
Ken Leung Detective Steven Sing
Dina Meyer Kerry
Mike Butters Paul
Paul Gutrecht Mark
Michael Emerson Zep Hindle
Benito Martinez Brett
Shawnee Smith Amanda
Monica Potter
Tobin Bell
Adam (Leigh Whannell) wakes up in a dank room across from Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) and the body of a guy who has blown his own brains out. Not a happy place, obviously, and it gets worse when both men realize that they've been chained and pitted against one another by an unseen but apparently omniscient maniac who's screwing with their psyches as payment for past sins. Director James Wan, who concocted this grimy distraction with screenwriter Whannell, has seen Seven and any number of other arty existential-psycho-cat-and-mouse thrillers, so he's provided Saw with a little flash, a little blood, and a lot of ways to distract you from the fact that it doesn't make a whole hell of a lot of sense. Wan and Whannell (who's not the most accomplished actor, either) pile on the plot twists, which after some initially novel ideas become increasingly juvenile. Elwes works hard but looks embarrassed, and the estimable Danny Glover suffers as the obsessed detective on the case. The denouement will probably surprise you, but it won't get you back the previous 98 minutes.--Steve Wiecking
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Horror; Mystery; Thriller
Director James Wan
Producer Mark Burg; Gregg Hoffman; Oren Koules
Writer James Wan; Leigh Whannell
Studio Lion's Gate
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 100 mins
Movie Release Date 10/29/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 570
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/30/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 031398165415
Release Date 2/15/2005
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Audio Commentary With Director James Wan and Writer/Actor Leigh Whannell
2 Music Videos Including an Exclusive unrated version
Making of the Music Video (Exclusive unrated version)
"SAWED OFF" minifeaturette
Trailers and TV Spots
SAW Promotional art gallery
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