Saw lV

Theatrical Release: October 26, 2007
Saw lV


Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead.

Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry’s murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw’s latest grizzly remains and piecing together the puzzle.

However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences.

Dove Review

Before viewing this film, I knew exactly what to expect, or so I thought. The movie is most certainly a horrifically gruesome and gory addition to the three predecessors before it. The movie is rated R, but I saw things I had never seen before. After seeing this film, I am confident in knowing exactly how much the human body can endure in torture. I also feel like I was given an anatomy lesson without having to go to an actual mortuary. The movie did explain a lot of unknown things that the first three movies didn’t. The movie is left open ended, which reveals that a fifth movie will soon surface.

Obviously, we cannot award our Dove Seal to this movie as a family-friendly picture.

Content Description

Sex: A woman is shown on video being raped.
Language: F-82; A-1; B-1; S-3; H-1; Slang for male genitalia-2
Violence: More than several scenes of inhumane torture; man hits another man with a hatchet; man stabs another man in the neck with a crowbar; woman’s skull is torn from her head in a torture device; woman attacks man with a large knife; guy beats up a woman and hits her in the face; photos are shown of women tied up in torture; cop punches man in the face; man hits a pregnant woman in the stomach causing her to miscarry her child; a trap goes off causing a cop to be stabbed in the face; a doll blows up hitting a female officer in the face; a man is shot and killed; a man’s head is smashed by two large blocks of ice; man on autopsy table is shown with a slit throat and horrendous head wound; a full blown graphic autopsy is shown (removal of scalp and skull, sternum is removed with a bone saw, insides of body are revealed); men are shown with their eyes and mouths sewn shut; dead woman is shown being eaten by rats; a husband and wife are tied together with arrows piercing them (the woman then removes the arrows causing the husband to bleed to death)
Drugs: Cigarette smoking is shown.
Nudity: Man is shown lying on an autopsy table fully nude; a woman is seen wearing a very low cut top; a man is shown wearing only shorts.
Other: A man tries to hang himself and fails.


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan
Producer: Mark Burg
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 108 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Candice Moore