Spoiler-Free Review of “Saw X” in Theaters: A Solid Entry to the Franchise

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“I’d like to play a game…”

Saw X released in theaters on September 29th 2023. The tenth film of the Saw franchise stars Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund, Renata Vaca, and Steven Brand. It runs for approximately an hour and fifty-eight minutes.

Taking place between the events of Saw and Saw II, John Kramer travels to Mexico to undergo experimental treatment, hoping to cure his cancer once and for all, but once he discovers that everything is a scam, he turns the tables on these con artists to teach them an important lesson about life and death.

Here is the trailer:

Saw X invites us back into the dangerous mind of Jigsaw with extreme gore and plenty of twists and turns to keep us guessing up until the end. Does the tenth film do the franchise justice? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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John Kramer and Amanda are back!

I’m a huge fan of the Saw franchise. I have very fond memories of waiting on lines out the door at the movie theater, anxiously waiting to watch each of these films on the big screen. The earlier films are the best of the franchise so I had high hopes when I learned that both John Kramer and Amanda would be featured in this entry and they delivered and then some!

It was very smart to have this film take place between Saw and Saw II, giving the audience the chance to gain back some nostalgia after some of the later films failed to deliver.

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More gruesome than ever!

The games in this entry were beyond extreme. My skin was crawling during several moments. This film did not hold back with the blood and gore, reminding us that the Saw franchise knows how to make its audience squirm in the best way possible.

The Cons:

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Predictable at times…

I always enjoy the twists in Saw and this one had plenty, but a few of them I saw coming a mile away. This wasn’t necessarily a major con, but I guess I wanted a little bit more in this department.

Make sure you stick around for the end credit scene though!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

Twisted and gory with a solid story that brought us back to the beginning in a clever way!

While not my favorite film of the franchise, I think it put forth a valiant effort and reminded me why I fell in love with these films in the first place.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Saw X in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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