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  • (at around 1h 14 mins) When Lawrence is in the parking lot, he is seen pinching his nose when the photo is taken; when we see the photo, he has covered his eyes completely.
  • (at around 37 mins) When Lawrence is about to leave the house, while his wife Alison is confronting him, the lack of ceiling and unfinished wooden rafters are visible in the set of their otherwise elegant home.
  • (at around 14 mins) After Adam searches in the toilet bowl, his hand is covered in brown, slimy water. However, after he removes the lid from the cistern, his hand is completely clean, and he clearly used his other hand to remove the hacksaws from the water.
  • (at around 1h 29 mins) When Lawrence is using the box to try to reach the phone, he gets angry and tosses it to his left side. When we see his right side, the box is still lying there. A few moments later, when he is tugging on his chains in frustration, we see the box next to the door, in the direction that he threw it.
  • (at around 7 mins) When Lawrence empties the contents of the envelope into his hand, the Dictaphone cassette is not visible clearly from the first camera angle, but is visible in the next.
  • The stains on Adam's white T-Shirt from the toilet disappear and reappear throughout the film.
  • (at around 1h 13 mins) After Lawrence speaks on the cellphone for the first time and the line goes dead, there is a dial tone. Cellphones do not use dial tones.
  • (at around 1h 28 mins) In the car chase scene, Zep is seen driving a late-1980s Ford Bronco II. When he arrives at the warehouse, the truck has changed to an early 1990s Ford F-150.
  • (at around 1h 13 mins) After the first call Lawrence gets on the cellphone, a boom mic shadow is visible on the bathroom door.
  • (at around 9 mins) When Adam is attempting to reach the tape recorder with his shirt, his distance from the body changes between shots.
  • (at around 57 mins) When Lawrence is taking the box from the hole in the wall, the lock on the box is visible to Adam; after Lawrence has put the box down on the ground, the box is turned around and the lock is no longer visible.
  • (at around 43 mins) When Lawrence gets out of Detective Tapp's car and is talking to him at the car window, the amount of shirt sleeve showing under his jacket changes between shots.
  • (at around 43 mins) Close-up shots of the newspaper clippings lining the walls of Detective Tapp's apartment show headlines about the Jigsaw Killer's murders. However, the articles have nothing to do with the headlines, and the datelines have the news stories in different cities, ranging from Virginia to California.
  • (at around 24 mins) When Detective Sing asks Lawrence to stay and listen to Amanda, he says, "I wanna know if you wouldn't mind sticking around and listening to her testimony". What Amanda was doing was giving a statement, not a testimony. A detective simply wouldn't make that mistake.
  • In early scenes, the position of the corpse's left toe differs between shots.
  • (at around 47 mins) When Detective Sing first enters the warehouse through the door, he's holding his shotgun left-handed. However, in the next scene, he changes to hold it right-handed.
  • (at around 38 mins) When Adam asks Gordon if he's going to have any more kids, there is a small, white spot on the right side of the screen visible for less than a second. This is likely a single-frame anti-piracy watermark or a defect on the film. They appear several times in the film, especially in the final reels.
  • (at around 3 mins) During the first scene where Adam and Lawrence are in the room and they discover the body, Adam's hair changes from being swept back, to flat, back and forth throughout the scene.
  • (at around 1h 30 mins) The cartridge Lawrence loads into the revolver has clearly been fired as the primer has an obvious depression.
  • (at around 59 mins) After Gordon and Adam find the box with the cell phone and cigarettes, Gordon tries to call 911. Three different tones can be heard and Gordon says that the cell phone has been blocked from making calls. However, FCC rules require every telephone that can access the network to be able to dial 911, regardless of any reason that normal service may have been disconnected (including deactivated or blocked phones).
  • (at around 1h 30 mins) When Lawrence puts the bullet in the revolver, he closes the cylinder and cocks the hammer. He then cocks the hammer a second time which would have not fired the bullet it would be on an empty chamber.
  • (at around 1h 7 mins) When Adam first remembers what happened before he was kidnapped, we see him making his way back to his apartment after snapping photos of Lawrence. The camera Adam has slung over his shoulder changes from scene to scene. In the hallway outside the apartment, Adam has a black camera with a long lens and a mounted flash unit. As he enters the apartment, he has a silver camera that appears to have a very short lens and no mounted flash. Once inside, he has the black camera with long lens and mounted flash again.
  • In the beginning, when Adam says "This is what they do, man. They drug you, kidnap you, and next thing you know, you wake up in a bathtub and your kidneys are on eBay.", this is incorrect. Selling human organs has always been against eBay's Terms of Service. Adam is clearly being facetious in saying this, and this does not indicate that he or indeed the filmmakers believe that human organs could ever be sold on eBay.
  • Lawrence was the police's initial suspect in the Jigsaw Killings. Yet it never occurred to them that these killings took a huge amount of time to plan, setup, and execute, so a surgeon who is constantly working doesn't make sense as a suspect. The devices had to be custom built, the rooms configured, and clues planed and hidden; the victims were also under surveillance for several weeks. So doing all of this required several hours. Lawrence is an oncologist, a doctor with dual specialties like this often works 90-100 hours a week easily so most of his whereabouts during the day would have been known by his coworkers. While it's possible that some of the work could have been done at night he wasn't able to survey the victims at that time, plus if he was frequently staying up all night to do all of this it would have shown in his surgical skills; his ability to perform surgery would have been severely diminished if he was suffering from sleep deprivation. It did not make sense that Lawrence was a suspect, which is something an experienced homicide detective would have realized right away.
  • When Lawrence tells Adam to throw him the tape player, Adam is sitting on the floor. Adam throws it straight ahead of him. Lawrence catches it in an upwards direction. From the angle Adam threw the player, whilst sitting on the floor, Lawrence would have to crouch down. Also, Adam threw the player with one hand. It is more likely the player would be turning as it is in the air. Lawrence catches the player in a non-spinning motion.

Spoilers

  • (at around 38 mins) When Adam finds the Polaroid of Lawrence's family gagged, his hands are holding the wallet differently between shots.
  • (at around 1h 5 mins) Lawrence has two cigarettes in the box, one of which he throws to Adam as part of their plan to make Jigsaw think that Adam is smoking a poisoned cigarette. Adam lights the cigarette and pretends to die. It cuts back to Lawrence, where we see the two cigarettes lying in front of him again.
  • (at around 19 mins) In the "Flammable Jelly" trap, when Mark is trying to open the safe in the room with glass shards covering the floor, there is a close-up shot of his bare foot stepping on the broken glass. In the next, sped-up scene that shows him walking all over the room trying to figure out the safe's combination, he is clearly wearing shoes.
  • (at around 1h 35 mins) After Lawrence leaves the bathroom, Adam leaves a bloody handprint on his right shoulder, but when Adam plays the tape recorder (at around 1h 40 mins), there is a flashback of Lawrence saying to Zep, "Why?" then Zep replying, "It's the rules!" The handprint Adam made on Gordon can be seen on his shoulder when it wasn't there when the flashback happened.
  • (at around 1h 30 mins) When Lawrence shoots Adam, blood splatters onto the wall behind him, but when Adam falls to the ground, it has disappeared.
  • (at around 49 mins) When Detective Sing and Detective Tapp break into Jigsaw's lair, they examine the puppet under a red cloth. The puppet's head subsequently changes position between shots.
  • (at around 1h 24 mins) When Alison gets hold of Zep's gun and is pointing it at him, the hand she is holding it in changes with different camera angles.
  • (at around 1h 24 mins) When the camera is switching back and forth between Zep and Alison when Alison gets free and has the gun, the gun switches between Alison's right and left hand.
  • (at around 47 mins) When Detective Sing and Detective Tapp go after the Jigsaw Killer on their own, they do not take a SWAT Team or uniformed officers because they have no warrant, and it is thus an illegal search which the police would not provide support for.
  • (at around 1h 30 mins) When Detective Tapp and Zep are battling for Zep's gun, Tapp has pushed Zep to the wall and Zep is turning his gun upwards to shoot Tapp from over his shoulder, the gun changes from a Springfield Armory .45cal to a 9mm Beretta M92 whilst Zep shoots. After Tapp dies, it changes back to the .45cal.
  • (at around 1h 30 mins) When Lawrence begins to saw his foot off, the blood seen covering his neck and top disappear in subsequent shots.
  • (at around 1h 35 mins) When Adam is bludgeoning Zep with the toilet tank cover, he grabs his shoulder in pain. In the first shot of him holding his shoulder, his hand is soaked in blood. In the second shot, however, his hand is much cleaner.
  • (at around 1h 30 mins) After Lawrence saws off his foot, he starts to crawl out of the room. When he is leaving and a shot shows up his pant leg, you can see his foot hidden inside the pant leg for one second.
  • (at around 1h 26 mins) When Detective Tapp and Zep are fighting in the bedroom, Zep falls to the floor, far away from the bed. In the next shot, he is right at the foot of the bed, and much closer to Detective Tapp.
  • (at around 1h 30 mins) When Tapp is fighting with Zep, Tapp is holding on tightly to Zep. The gun Zep has in his hand is a completely black gun, but when he slips out of Tapp's arms and accidentally shoots him, they both fall on the floor. The gun Zep has turns into the silver and black gun that he used throughout the film.
  • (at around 53 mins) When Detective Sing turns the corner and shoots the Jigsaw Killer, he is carrying a shotgun, but when he ejects the bullet casing, the sound it makes is from a metal casing. The only long gun that would make that noise would be a rifle. The noise the shotgun shell should make is a hollow plastic noise. The ejecting of the shell and the actual motion of the reloading must have been separate.
  • (at around 41 mins) When Zep is listening to Diana's heartbeat, he pulls out a gun in an attempt to raise her heartbeat. While he's doing so, the shot from behind him shows the gun against Diana's head, even pushing a few strands of hair. The next shot shows the gun at least six inches from her head.
  • (at around 29 mins) After Amanda survives the "Reverse Bear Trap", The Jigsaw Puppet is seen wheeling towards her. If you look closely, you can see the cabling controlling the puppet. This is in fact fishing wire which was used to control the puppet.
  • (at around 1h 5 mins) When Adam is given the cigarette, he fakes his death and falls to the ground. The saw he broke in the beginning of the film is lying intact on the right side of his head.
  • After filming was over, Leigh Whannell filled in for other actors to fill in some gaps in the film. When Amanda (Shawnee Smith) is getting the key from her dead cellmate (at around 28 mins), it is Leigh Whannell's hands, not Shawnee Smith's. Later, when Detective Sing (Ken Leung) is entering the warehouse (at around 47 mins), Leigh Whannell is seen entering, instead of Ken Leung.
  • Both Adam and Lawrence receive electric shocks through their chains. However, for the shocks to occur, the current must have a path to ground through the body, and both men are lying on a floor made of ceramic tile, which is an insulator. Even if the floor were somehow able to conduct the shocks, the pipes to which the chains are attached also contact the same floor; any current applied to the pipes would ground directly to the floor, not through the chains and victims.
  • (at around 1h 30 mins) When Lawrence picks up the revolver to shoot Adam, and opens the chamber, there is no spent casing in the chamber. As it is later revealed the man in the middle of the bathroom is neither dead nor shot himself, he was actually the Jigsaw Killer merely getting a front row seat, and so therefore it is possible that the gun was never even loaded prior to Lawrence's use to try to kill Adam.
  • It never seems to occur to Adam or Lawrence to use the hacksaws to saw through the pipes that they're chained to, rather than the chains or their own legs.
  • (at around 54 mins)Detective Sing wears a gray suit in the warehouse, but his corpse wears brown pants and a casual jacket.
  • (at around 34 mins) When Diana goes to wake up her mother, Alison, red marks can be seen on Alison's wrists. (The marks were caused by the ropes that were used to tie Monica Potter's hands together in later scenes.)
  • Lawrence is a surgical doctor, yet he never notices the "corpse" in the middle of the room didn't turn yellow, and its blood never turns black.
  • (at around 1h 40 mins) When Adam tries to shoot John, he gets electrocuted, causing him to throw the gun away. When you get an electric shock, your muscles contract. Adam should have uncontrollably gripped the gun instead.
  • (at around 1h 30 mins) When Lawrence throws the saw across the room after sawing his foot off, the blade is spotlessly clean and doesn't have a droplet of blood.
  • (at around 1h 29 mins) After Alison escapes from Zep and the scene cuts to Lawrence who tries to reach the cellphone with the box it was in, it slides to his right. After they cut back to Alison, then back to Lawrence again, the box is on his left.
  • Early in the film, Adam, at Lawrence's suggestion, uses his shirt to snag a tape recorder that lies far out of his reach. Later in the film, when a cellphone rings just out of Lawrence's reach, both men completely forget this possibility, and Lawrence instead takes his shirt off to use as a tourniquet while he severs his own foot.
  • (at around 28 mins) Jigsaw tells Amanda that the "Reverse Bear Trap" has been hooked into her jaw. When she takes it off, there are no hook marks or blood.
  • It is shown in the end that the electric shock that comes from the chains is caused by Jigsaw through a remote controller. When it happens on the previous occasions, Jigsaw still plays dead. How did nobody spot him move his hand to do it? Also, during the film, the remote controller wasn't in his hand, as he had the cassette player and the gun in his hands at the beginning.
  • After figuring out its location from a clue in the video Detective Tapp and Detective Sing rush down to the warehouse where Jigsaw filmed his messages without bringing backup. They did this because they didn't want to wait for a warrant, without one they could't get authorization for a SWAT Unit or any other kind of backup. Yet it had been two weeks since the video was made so waiting another few hours to get a warrant from a judge wouldn't have made any difference. They know how smart Jigsaw is and they know he plans for all possible contingencies so they should have deduced that he planed for the possibility of the police finding his location. Which means they should have also suspected that he would have the place booby-trapped, knowing all that there is no way two experienced detectives would have just rushed into the building alone and without backup. Proper procedure would have been to call in a SWAT Unit and the Bomb Squad to clear the building, if they had done that Detective Sing would have never been killed.
  • After he gets shot in the back by Detective Sing with a shotgun Jigsaw's robe is totally undamaged. 00 buckshot would have ripped the back of his robe to shreds.
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