Maxwell Alexander’s review published on Letterboxd:
I've put off watching this franchise for a while because the violence felt like it would be too much even for me. Glad to see the first one is actually a tight thriller that doesn't go too far. I was disturbed. But I also saw it as the "Se7en" ripoff it is. I want to give the "Saw II" a chance but I'm afraid the violence will become too gratuitous. If that's the case I won't continue on with the series.