Saw II (2005)
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Writers: Darren Lynn Boseman, Ray Whannell
Actors: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Donnie Wahlberg, Eric Knudsen, Frankie G, Glenn Plummer, Emmanuel Vaugia, Beverly Mitchell / Tim Bird / Dina Meyer / Lyric Bent / Noah Jenkins / Tony Napo
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Suspense
Region: USA / Canada
Released: 2005-10-28 (USA)
Series:  Saw 2
Runtime: 93 minutes / 95 minutes (unrated)
Also known as: Reaper Saw 2 (Taiwan) / Fear Room 2 Dead Dilemma (Hong Kong) / You Die 2 / Chainsaw 2
Rating: IMDB 6.6 / Rotten Tomatoes 37%
The murderous “Jigsaw” (Tobin Bell) is back with a newer and weirder killing game.
The discovery of yet another victim with the “jigsaw” signature of death brings Agent Eric Matthews (Donnie Warburg) back to his haunting nightmare . But what was unexpected was that the murderer left very obvious clues, and the police’s investigation and evidence collection went very smoothly.
In fact, all of this is under the control of “Jigsaw” (Tobin Bell), leaving clues and getting himself arrested is an important prerequisite for his next evil game: there will be 8 strangers to each other. People are forced to join the game, and what’s even crazier is that another player has been locked as Matthews.
Under the planning of “Jigsaw”, another life-and-death game full of thrills is about to begin…
“Saw II” is a 2005 horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and the second installment in the “Saw” franchise. The movie stars Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, and Donnie Wahlberg, among others.
In the film, Jigsaw (played by Bell) returns as a sadistic and twisted killer who sets a new series of traps for his victims, this time targeting a group of people who are locked inside a house. Among the captives is Detective Eric Matthews (played by Wahlberg), who must race against time to save his son from Jigsaw’s deadly games.
“Saw II” was praised for its intense and disturbing traps, as well as its exploration of the psychology of Jigsaw and his victims. The movie was also noted for its twist ending, which revealed the true connection between Jigsaw and the characters. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it was a commercial success, grossing over $147 million worldwide, and has since become a popular entry in the “Saw” franchise.