Time Out says
Given that director Darren Lyn Bousman delivered three ‘Saw’ sequels, one expects some lingering over the characters’ sufferings, and the grisly highlights are delivered with heartless proficiency. Since the victims turn out to be a decidedly unsympathetic lot of schemers, backbiters and idiots, however, it’s hard to care either way, so the whole sorry affair becomes an exercise in lining up and toying with the victims. All very unedifying, yet De Mornay’s wide-eyed presence proves just as painful, spewing out the script’s clunkily ironic homilies for all the world like she’s channelling Faye Dunaway channelling Joan Crawford in ‘Mommie Dearest’. Excruciatingly misguided.
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