nad 🎀’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Congratulations. You are still alive. Most people are so ungrateful to be alive. But not you. Not anymore."
yeeee finally got around to see it! you can clearly tell that this is very low budget but then again it looks surprisingly good for the little money they spent, so kuddos. i remember back in the day when my 6th grade classmates were raving about how hardcore they were cause they'd watched this torture porn flick called Saw, but uhm it's not that at all ok don't be scared if people told you that. it's much more abot the suspense and tension building i think and you don't actually get to see much torture. another thumbs up for that. AND IT HAS AN AWESOME TWIST. loved the ending. tried to guess it and failed miserably. the characters are hilarious at times but never too over the top and i really liked leigh whannell. cary elwes i did not much care for tbh but he was okay. there's also some rad montage like the dizzy bits are cool and the spedup reveal at the end.
all in all this holds up well after 13 years and i liked it. will need to get on to the rest of the franchise now.