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Saw 3D [2010] [R] - 1.10.10



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Marketed as the final installment in the "Saw" series of torture films: a group of Jigsaw survivors form a support group and seek the advice of a fellow survivor (Sean Patrick Flanery), who has his own dark past and is confronted with an unfamiliar side of the Jigsaw mazes. Also with Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell and Dean Armstrong. Directed by Kevin Greutert. [1:31]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A man is seen shirtless on two occasions, and his bare chest and back are briefly visible. A woman wears a shirt that exposes cleavage and her abdomen -- the top portion of her bra is also visible.
 A man and a woman kiss. A man and a woman hold hands and the man kisses the woman on the cheek. A man looks suggestively at a woman as she walks past. A woman tells a man that he was supposed to kiss another woman.

VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - A young man is glued to the seat of a car (blood is seen on his arms and back), a young woman is bound and gagged underneath the propped-up car, a young man is bound at the hands and feet and tied to a wall in front of the car and another young man is chained to the back of the car (we see a large, bloody hook attached to the chain going through his mouth and lower jaw and arms): the first young man rips the skin off his arms (blood pours from the peeled-off skin and onto him and the car where he is seated), he pulls the flesh from his back (we see the bloody tissue and muscle under his skin), the car drops, the speeding wheel appears to cut the young woman in half (we see her body separated and bloody), the car pulls the jaw and arms of the young man chained to the bumper completely off (blood flies through the air and the two disembodied arms follow the car), the car races forward, crashing into and through the young man chained to the wall in front of the car, and it careens through a junkyard and crashes into another car, sending the young man glued to the seat through the window (his lifeless body seen on the bloody and glass-covered hood).
 Two young men are attached to a double-sided table saw with a young woman chained to a table above them; the young men scream as they are pushed closer to the saw, one of the young men is cut on the chest (we see a small amount of blood and the cut appears superficial), they push the saw into the stomach of the young woman hanging above them, the saw cuts into her stomach, blood flies over the two young men as a crowd watches and portions of her intestines, as well as blood and tissue, pours from the wound.
 A woman is strapped to a table with a set of spikes pointed at her eyes and mouth, a man pushes a lever and a set of spikes pierce his sides (we see blood pour from the wounds), he gasps and lets go of the lever causing the spikes to move closer to the woman's face, he lifts the lever again, sending the spikes back into his side, he screams in pain, releases the lever that sends spikes into the woman's mouth and eyes, blood sprays from her face and the spikes are seen driven all the way through her head (we see the woman's body again later with spikes coming from the back of her head and blood covering her face and body).
 A man straps an unconscious woman into a chair, places a cage-like mask on her face, she wakes up screaming and the mask rips open, pulling her bottom jaw away from the top of her mouth (a massive bloody wound is seen where her mouth was, and her tongue waggles in the middle of the pool of bloody tissue).
 A woman is chained to a chair, with her neck in a brace and with a piece of string coming from her mouth and four spikes inches from her throat; we hear that the woman has a key attached to a fish hook inside her stomach (we see an X-ray with an outline of a key and fishhook inside a torso), a man pulls the bloody string, the woman screams and moans in pain, the spikes drive into her throat with a slicing noise and blood sprays and pours out of her mouth (her body is seen again later with blood-covered spikes in her throat).
 Metal sheets encase a woman chained the floor and flames shoot up around her as a man attempts to rip through an electric fence surrounding her (he is shocked briefly); we see her blistered and burnt body, with clothing clinging to the shiny, bubbled and cooked looking skin as the sound of crackling is heard.
 A man digs two hooks into his pectoral muscles (small amounts of blood are seen coming from the wounds) and hoists himself into the air; the muscles rip open, and blood flies through the air as he falls to the ground.
 We see a montage of graphic, bloody and horrific scenes: a young woman, covered in blood and wearing a cage-like mask, lifts a meat cleaver over her head and chops off her own arm; a man is pulling a saw across his leg, a small trail of blood appears on the cut, and it is implied that the man cut off his own leg; a woman and a man, with hands bound are dangling over whirring industrial fans, the woman kicks the man, he falls into the fans and we hear a slicing noise as blood flies, covering the woman; a man covered in blood, is peeling skin from his own head; a young man screaming, and with blood covering his face, and a young woman with a cage-like trap around her face; a man is seen sewing another man's eyes closed (we see the man with his eyes sewn shut); a man is shown cutting flesh and performing bloody surgery on two men's faces, and men and women are seen with cage-like masks on their faces and blood pouring from small cuts on their faces.
 A woman is chained at the hands and feet, standing in front of a giant arrow attached to a pulley, a man pulls a switch, the arrow is released toward her, and she appears to blow up into bloody chunks that fly through the air (the woman awakens and realizes it was only a dream).
 A man unzips a body bag and an arm shoots up from the bag and stabs the man in the throat (blood pours from the wound, some of it gets on the man in the body bag, and his body drops to the ground). A man stabs another man in the throat, dropping his limp body to the ground and he walks behind a third man and stabs him in the chest (his lifeless, bloody body is seen being discovered later). A man grabs a woman by the hair and slits her throat (blood pours from her neck, getting all over her and the man). A man approaches a prison cell, grabs a woman in the cell and pins her against a wall; the woman stabs the man in the throat, he lurches back and the woman runs away.
 A man with small bloody cuts on his face and arms is seen dragging himself on the ground, and a massive trail of blood comes from his bloody stump (he's is missing a leg); the man places the open wound against a hot pipe, we see steam come from the wound as well as blood and the sound of searing flesh is heard as the man winces in pain. A man sews a bloody flap of his face closed with a needle and thread.
 A man reaches into his mouth with a pair of pliers and pulls, a crack is heard as blood pours from his mouth and a tooth drops to the blood-soaked table; he then puts the pliers back in his mouth and slams his face against a wall multiple times (a crack is heard each time) until he spits out a second tooth (blood is covering his face, neck, and shirt).
 A man shoots a gun through one-way glass, the bullet hits another man in the eye, it appears to go through his head and the man's body drops to the ground, with blood pouring from the wound. A man hits a police officer over the head with a bottle, the officer falls to the ground, the man points the officer's gun at him, another man shoots the man three times in the back, blood sprays over the police officer and the man drops to the ground; three bloody bullet holes are seen in his lifeless body.
 A man is tasered and a cage-like mask is placed over his face; he chases the person who tasered him, she escapes through a door and the man slams the mask into the window of the door and then rips it off (we see a portion of his cheek flap open, and blood pours from the wound and onto his hands as he races after the woman).
 Two men shuffle toward one another across a floor that is missing floorboards and one of the men is blindfolded and has a noose around his neck; the blindfolded man slips, the rope is pulled taut, his body flies into the air (we hear a snapping noise) and then hangs limply as the other man watches.
 Two men stand over a charred torso (arms and legs appear to be blown off) and one of the men remarks, "You should never smoke at a gas station," implying the man had died in an explosion. A group of police officers, weapons drawn, pile into a room and find a body sitting in a chair that's, missing a jaw and arms. A group of police officers stand around a young man's bloody body and his arms appear to have been ripped off and a large bloody hole is where his jaw would normally be. A group of police officers look at the bloody body of a young man whose flesh appears to have been ripped from his entire back, lying on the hood of a car (blood is seen on the ground and in the car). A man's body is discovered by police officers. We see a severed, dried up and shriveled foot on the floor near a man who is chained to a pipe.
 A man drags a woman out of hiding, kicks her in the stomach and slams her head into a table repeatedly until she is unconscious. A man awakens to find himself inside a cage; the cage is pulled into the air, the bottom of the cage falls out, and the man jumps over a series of spikes that rise from the floor and stumbles away, unharmed.
 A person wearing a pig mask stabs a man in the throat, he falls to the ground and is seen chained to a pipe in a room where two rotting bodies, one almost a skeleton, are also seen; the man chained to the pipe reaches for a saw.
 A man, blood seen on his shirt and arms, watches video footage of a woman, bound at neck and feet with chains, being brought to her knees as the chain around her neck slowly shortens. A woman screams as she watches a man escape a trap and the chain around her own neck yanks closer to the ground. A chained woman watches the footage of a woman being tortured and dying, and screams causing the chain around her neck to tighten. A woman, her neck chained to the ground and bound at the feet, watches footage of a man's body swinging from a rope.
 A television reporter asks a man to describe a trap he was caught in; he describes how he had placed two hooks into his pectoral muscles and then had to hoist himself up using chains attached to the hooks (we later see the man showing a group of people four small scars on his chest as he describes the event again).
 A toxic gas enters a room where four men are standing, and they cough and fall to the ground. Flames are seen in a junkyard (we are told that a bomb had exploded); a second bomb is seen exploding into a massive fireball -- no one appears to be harmed.
 A man grabs a woman, placing his hands over her mouth. Two police officers and a woman watch video footage of a man being kidnapped.
 We hear that four people had been racists and that one man could rip his flesh to release himself from being glued to a car seat and pull a lever to save them, or all four of them would die. A man and a woman discuss how the woman's husband was an accomplished murderer who had killed multiple people. A young woman shouts at a woman, saying it is not right that she felt that she had to kill a man in order to escape an abusive relationship. A man shouts at a woman, saying that he had found a blood-covered cage-mask.
 A man breaks a cell phone into multiple pieces with a hammer and drops documents into a small fire in a trashcan. A man breaks a mirror with the butt of a rifle.

PROFANITY 10 - About 63 F-words and its derivatives, 2 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, exclamations (shut up), name-calling (crazy, liar, racist, crazier than a sack full of cats, creepy, junkies), 3 religious profanities, 17 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Two men briefly discuss how an area had been home to "junkies." Men and women are seen in a bar setting and a man hands another man an alcoholic drink.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Revenge, police corruption, kidnapping, movie series, serial killing, torture, domestic violence, dishonesty, tell-all books, profiting from other's misfortunes.

MESSAGE - Movies depicting torture are very popular and generate many sequels.

Special Keywords: S1 - V10 - P10 - MPAAR

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