Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Morgan David Jones, Ali Johnson, Dan Petronijevic, Richard Zeppieri, Edie Inksetter
Darren Lynn Bousman
|Screenplay||Josh Stolberg, Pete Goldfinger|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Twisted Pictures, Serendipity Productions, Dahlstar|
|Language||The material contains strong impact frequent crude language.|
|Violence||The material contains strong to very strong frequent violence with graphic and gruesome details|
|Comments||The 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.|
|R: Restricted||Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, pervasive language, some sexual references and brief drug use|
|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.|
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Tomatometer Spiral: 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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson Saw spin-off is a decent police story with TONS of gore.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 53%