‘Saw III’


On Halloween weekend 2006, Saw III became the Iraq war era’s bloodiest chart-topping torture movie whose victims don’t include Jesus of Nazareth. God or Jack Valenti only knows how this work of pure entertainment got an R rating “for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language,” including the scene wherein a woman hangs buck-naked from the ceiling of a cold meat locker, shivering to death as she’s periodically sprayed with water. This is laughably absurd, but unlike the first Saw, the third installment gives no indication that its humor is intentional.

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