Spiral: From the Book of Saw (IMAX)


Spiral: From the Book of Saw
Working in the shadow of his father, who was an esteemed police veteran, a brash young and his rookie partner take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, they find themselves at the centre of the killer’s morbid game. This film is releasing in 2D and IMAX, this is the 2D version.

93 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Language, Violence, Horror).
Crime, Detective/Mystery, Horror, Thriller.

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This is no laughing matter ...
This is no laughing matter ...

Credits

Cast
Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Morgan David Jones, Ali Johnson, Dan Petronijevic, Richard Zeppieri, Edie Inksetter
Director
Darren Lynn Bousman
ScreenplayJosh Stolberg, Pete Goldfinger
MusicCharlie Clouser
CinematographyJordan Oram
EditingDev Singh
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorFilmfinity
Made in2021
Produced byTwisted Pictures, Serendipity Productions, Dahlstar

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror, thriller.
LanguageThe material contains strong impact frequent crude language.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceThe material contains strong to very strong frequent violence with graphic and gruesome details
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe material contains strong to very strong impact, complex and mature themes presented within a horror genre.

Themes explore killing police for revenge, police murder investigation, working with the enemy, childhood trauma turning a man into a serial killer, father and son relationship, gruesome murders where victims are kidnapped and tortured before being brutally killed, corruption in the police force, characters living in constant fear of death, turning killing into a game, graphic footages showing gruesome and gory details of killings and teamwork.

There are no positive outcomes as the serial killer got away and the police officers brutally shot an innocent man to death in the end.

The negative and anti-social behavioural themes are sustained throughout the film, these will cause moral and emotional harm, disturbance, or distress to viewers under the age of 18 years, due to graphic, realistic, gruesome visual presentation of thematic torture and killings.

Moreover, these negative themes may morally harm viewers under the age of 18 years by teaching them organized killings as the antagonist was not punished in the end and got away.

Viewers aged 18 years and above are cognitively matured to understand the consequences of anti-social behaviour that are not outlined in the film.

The film is exempted from xx classification based on artistic and entertainment merit.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, pervasive language, some sexual references and brief drug use
Runtime93
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
18 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
2
Violence
5
Sex
2
Language
5
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
21 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
73 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSpiral: From the Book of Saw suggests an interesting new direction for the Saw franchise, even if the gory sum is rather less than its parts.
9
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconSaw spin-off is a decent police story with TONS of gore.
10

What the People say

IMDB
449 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 53%

11

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