Spiral: From The Book Of Saw movie review

Can Samuel L Jackson and Chris Rock cut it in the Saw universe? Get it? “Cut it?” “Saw?”

What’s it about?

Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.

What did we think?

Andrew Danyals says: It’s to be expected that a franchise that has now spawned nine films to get a bit tired. Attracting big name actors such as Samuel L Jackson and Chris Rock would have appeared to be one way to freshen up the series, however it’s a shame the producers didn’t pay as much attention to the story. Clunky, heavy handed and cliched, Spiral isn’t really that interesting. Despite a timely message about police corruption, the predictability and pacing just highlights how much better this flick should have been. 4/10


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