David’s review published on Letterboxd:
Of all the Saw movies, this one is the most competent, and if you're going to watch one entry, this is the one to watch. However if you let yourself fall into the lore of Saw and try to tough it all out, you'll find the beginning of a complex series of twists and turns, a true classic in terms of new horror. While the later entries vary from supplemental chapters to absolute mindless drivel, this first entry stands as a unique entry above the rest. Without a doubt one of the most influential movies of the 2000's.