Saw

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

"Torture porn" gore-fest is more grisly than scary.

R 2004 102 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 100 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 268 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+
I hate this movie as too much violence and I specially jigsaw and I’m never seen the other movies and I will never see this one again

This title has:

Educational value
age 15+

Amazing James Wan movie has so much plot, not much gore, and is really good.

not much gore, actually. very good, but twists your mind. what is really disturbing is the fact that a person would actually do something like this!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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