- Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, Max Minghella
- May 21st 2021
- Darren Lynn Bousman
The Saw franchise was done to death (pun intended) between 2004 and 2010, with one released every year, and the most recent instalment, 2017’s Jigsaw, didn’t do enough to kickstart the series, so Lionsgate bosses have brought us another attempt – Spiral.
The movie follows troubled detective Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Banks (Chris Rock), who is given a new partner named William (Max Minghella). They have been assigned to investigate a death on the subway – however, it becomes clear this isn’t a normal homicide and it bears a resemblance to the work of John Kramer/Jigsaw – the franchise’s usual antagonist.
And it isn’t some random person, the victim is a cop from their force. The latest killer is targeting the (many) corrupt members of the police department and picking them off one by one.
Fans of the Saw franchise may come away disappointed about the lack of signature torture porn content. There are still some gory scenes,...