Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer's morbid game.
- " No doubt die-hard Saw fans will be painting the town red. " – Alan Jones (Radio Times)
- " Director Darren Lynn Bousman, on his fourth Saw film, keeps things fresh while also nodding, via the pig mask and a scene involving handcuffs and a hacksaw, to where it all began in 2004. " – Stephen Romei (The Australian)
- " … the ninety-minute runtime keeps tension ramped up between clue reveals and trap sequences… leaves little time to care about plot-related father-son relationships or offer up would-be victims as anything more than meat to be wasted. " – Jordy Sirkin (Jordy Reviews It)