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Movie Review Written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws Spiral Lionsgate. Twisted Pictures, Seredipity Productions and Dahlstar present an R rated, 93-minute, Crime, Horror, Mystery, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger with a theater release date of May 21, 2021.
Just when you thought it was safe to once again enjoy a funny puppeteer perform then comes the book of Saw back on to the big screen. Detective Zeke Banks (Chris Rock) is working under his fathers (Samuel L. Jackson) past shadow at the South Metro Police Department currently run by Captain Angie Garza (Marisol Nichols). Zeke is not a well liked nor followed detective at the precinct but when a fellow cop, Detective Marv Boswick (Dan Petronijevic) shows up brutally tortured to pieces in the local subway Garza puts Zeke in charge of finding the killer. What is becoming more evident as time continues on is that one by one police officers are being tortured in a sequence of clues and games. Games apparently created by a copy cat killer once known as Jigsaw. Assigned with a rookie cop, William Schenk (Max Minghella), Zeke and his new partner are racing the clock to find this copy cat and put an end to the continuing gruesome murders. The film is directed well with only one or two bloopers I noticed but more so it is written even better, well almost so! I am not a huge fan of Chris Rock as a comedian but I must say he holds his own as a dramatic actor. There are the curse words he so aptly likes to scream along with some of his colorful jokes which I could have done without but at least they were placed sufficiently and not too awkwardly in the dialogue. It does amaze me how these writers come up with some of these gruesome games but maybe therapy afterwards is helpful. Of course they added a vicious Pitbull in a crack house scene adding a stereotype once again to an already tarnished breed. Chris Rock does rock in this role as does Minghella and as for Jackson he is always above and beyond and once again does not disappoint. Nichols performs well looking all vogue magazine and all and the supporting actors truly help to move the plot forward as more and more people find their doom. In the end, all your mysteries will come to a close but as for Jigsaw once again the franchise is reborn. I don’t jump much in movies like this anymore but well it’s been a while and yes, I literally jumped out of my chair at least once.
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