Are you surprised?
It was messy. It told two stories, one of which I had no interest in and the other was mostly a montage of clips from previous Saw films. The character of Amanda was notably absent even though events took place around her. I wonder if they couldn't negotiate a deal or she just got bored doing Saw films or something.
This one was directed by a guy called David Hackl. Didn't he create Becker? This wasn't as funny as Becker. Actually there were a couple of unintentionally funny moments and, similarly, there have been some of moments in Becker that were unintentionally unfunny so maybe that fits. Probably not the same guy though. You know, because he would have had no problem getting the actress who plays Amanda... unless there was some dirt on the set of Becker... I think I may have to start some rumours.
But, yeah... not great. Not up to the lofty heights set by Saw III and Saw IV. I'll never understand how they never made the Oscar lists.
Man, they just don't make Saw films like they used to. Well, roll on Saw VI.