Who’s seeing ‘Saw 3D’ this weekend?
October 29th, 2010
03:18 PM ET

Who’s seeing ‘Saw 3D’ this weekend?

There’s nothing better than a little scare on Halloween weekend, but, according to some very displeased critics, that scare isn’t going to take place at the movie theater.

“Saw 3D: The Final Chapter,” already garnered about $1.7 million from domestic theaters’ 12 a.m., Friday screening, according to the Hollywood Reporter. But reviews of the franchise’s seventh installment are less than complimentary.

Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News wrote:

“What the filmmakers of the last four ‘Saw’ movies have somehow overlooked is that Tobin Bell's Jigsaw is the linchpin of these films. It's right there in the title, so you'd think they'd realize what they lost when they killed him off in ‘Saw III.’ But it's been downhill ever since, and we hit bottom today.”

Amy Graham of the Detroit News agrees. “Saw 3D" is the dumbest and most illogical entry in the "Saw" series - quite an accomplishment, given that the "Saw" movies are the dumbest, most illogical series of horror films of the millennium,” she wrote.

But, despite unfavorable reviews, the movie is still expected to rake in more than $20 million this weekend, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Have you seen the film? Do you agree with the critics? You can let us know your thoughts with a single photo, or – for those perhaps inspired by the film – you can upload ab iReport Movie Review. We'll round up your reviews, the good and the bad, next week.


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  1. Chad

    Saw 3D is on one of the smartest tracks that horror movies can be one. In this day and age, it is all about 3D and the more 3D there is, the more audiences are going to love it. What the logical next step would be is to make it ondemand. I just watched Scar 3D onDemand and it made me realize how terrifying it is to watch a 3D horror film in the 'comfort' of your own home. If Saw wants to continue its franchise without making more films to stay true to the 'final chapter' boast, then 3D onDemand is the way to go, as proven by Scar 3D.

    November 15, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andrew

    What can I say... I just saw it today and I have to say that it is not better than it's previous parts. But , as I am a horror and SAW fan, I would give it a 9/10. I even wrote a review on http://www.movies-cafe.com

    November 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gwr

    GARBAGE. its choppy and ilogical. the twist is impossible to believe. don't wanna be a spoiler. This movie isnt even worth a bootleg copy. the acting is D rated. the traps are outlandish, they arent even jigsaw quality.
    save your time and your money. Snuggle up and watch 1 and 5 at home.

    October 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Dude if your going to hate on Saw and say on a few of them are good, please do a better job than Saw 5. It is well known to everyone that Saw 5 was the WORST of them all. You are not a Saw fan, you are probably a Paranormal Activity fan that gets off on cheap scares that are really only meant to scare young teenage girls.

      The twist is NOT impossible to believe. It is what every Saw fan has been waiting for since they started making sequels.

      And If I ever hear one more person talk about how bad the acting is I AM GOING TO FREAK OUT!!!!! What the heck did you expect. Throughout the history of Saw there have only been 3 very good actors involved and 1 of them was only involved in the first movie. Bad acting is what you have to expect from all horror movies like this. Do you think the classic horror movies like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween had great acting? The answer is clearly NO!

      October 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      Hey Dave, I have to completely agree with your statement. GWR, you are clueless. Apparently you have NOT watched any gore / horror movies outside of Saw. Bad acting is a staple of horror flicks. I think they almost do it on purpose. What do you honestly expect from a series called SAW? I don't know ONE horror movie that I've watched that I couldn't say there was bad acting. The Saw movies were a great gore series and the plot was good. I saw the movie last night and thought it was good and a fitting end to the series. I was happy with the ending.

      Interesting thing though. Was anyone else asked to fill out a survey on the movie? As we were walking into the theater we were handed a survey and pencil. We were to fill out the front before hand and back after the movie. Just a multiple choice form.....fill in your best answer. On the side for after the film, there was a question asking if you would go see a series of movies that was basically a spinoff of Saw. HMMMMMMM.......wonder if something's in the works for a new movie with some indirect tie in to Saw. A new serial killer?

      October 30, 2010 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dave

    The only two Saw movies that had any real good reviews was the original Saw and Saw 6. So saying it has received bad reviews means nothing. I have already seen the movie and it is a fitting ending to the series. I won't say anything more about the movie other than that. I don't want to spoil it. But anyway I think the people projecting how much it will make this weekend are wrong. I believe SAW 3D will end up with at least 30 million with the help of higher ticket prices for 3D.

    And to that critic from the Detroit News. We have heard all you haters arguments before and so has everyone else and the people still go see them. Take that! Of course we shouldn't be surprised since pretty much all critics get their rocks off from bashing horror movies.

    October 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 29, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |

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