Timmy Williams’s review published on Letterboxd:
I don’t mind Hoffman as much as I did the last time I watched all of these, but it is still silly. Costas Mandylor loves to purse his lips, but isn’t as good at that as Tobin Bell, so he is inferior.
SAW 4-7 are basically the series trying to have its cake and eat it too - they want the shock of killing Jigsaw but also want to keep going, so it paints itself into a corner with a big goon.
Nothing feels very fleshed-out in this one. I would have liked more with the traps and those people.
But SAW V has great examples of the dumb things that make this series fun: overdone cinematography, whoosh editing, ridiculous music, etc