Saw III (2006, USA) C-107m. ** D: Darren Lynn Bousman. Starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh, Donnie Wahlberg, Dina Meyer, Leigh Whannell. Third SAW movie has the dying Jigsaw killer and his assistant kidnap a doctor, who must keep him alive unless she will die with him because the collar around her neck is tied to his life functions. Meanwhile, a man who's been mourning the death of his son by a hit-and-run driver is trying to escape a labyrinth devised by the madman. Story is still gripping and includes some gross-out gore and death scenes, but script is slightly uneven and most of this is déjà vu. Fans won't mind.

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