Saw this last night right after watching sAw uncut, so I could give a good comparison. I'm still having trouble formulating an opinion about this movie. Part of me really dug it, but another part wasn't that impressed. I'll say this much, don't buy into all the hype that it's "the original cranked up to 11!" because I don't feel that was the case. It's a cool movie, decent acting. Tobin Bell gave the best performance by far. Shawnee Smith looked hot as ever, but the rest of the cast were fairly mundane. Oh yes, there was blood, but not the gallons I was expecting. The traps set up in the house were cool, but no where near as inventive as I anticipated. The wasn't much lag time, which was a major plus. I still have a problem with first time directors doing a movie straight after doing music videos since their films almost always look like one the first few times and this film wasn't an exception. Not as much quick cutting as I expected, but enough for me to comment on how lame this technique is, as we all know. Overall, I'd say I need to see it again to really let it sink in, but it was pretty good. I'd give it 3 out of 5.