Saturday, July 02, 2005


Two strangers wake up in a dark dirty bathroom to find themselves chained on opposite ends. They hear prerecorded messages from their captor, a serial killer named 'Jigsaw' who tells one of them he should kill the other person in order to live.

Interesting premise. The tortures are gruesome. But this film tries too hard to shock. It's like a poor man's 'Seven'. A few parts are ok, it has the makings of a good horror movie. It may even fool some people into thinking it's good.

This had some of the worst acting I've ever seen. Cary Elwes and his victim partner remind me of some computer games characters. Only their acting was much worse than their computer counterparts. They had Danny Glover and Monica Potter, and I used to think you can't go wrong with having her in your movie. But their roles were so nominal, insignificant, I felt misled into believing they had major parts.

This also had one of the worst dialog and writing I've ever watched. Grade schoolers can probably write better screenplays than this.

And the ending, ohhh the ending, it gets wackier and wackier, and loses all sense. I guess they just ran out of ideas or tried to be too cute. Do you like Scooby Doo? Well, this movie has a Scooby Doo ending.

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars *
Bad acting and senseless plot.

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