Heather Santrous’s review published on Letterboxd:
After getting another code for a free rental from Redbox, I decided I would watch this movie with it. I have been wanting to catch up with it, so this was a good time to do that. I knew this movie was getting mixed reviews and I can see why. It has an interesting story to it, with someone targeting cops in a Jigsaw style fashion. Figuring it is a copycat-style killing, Detective Banks talks his way onto the case with his rookie partner.
I enjoyed the story and the early traps were rather cool. After that though, I felt the traps were lacking some. I didn't understand how one trap, with Angie, would know when to stop based on what was explained to her. I began to think, and I'm pretty sure I am right, that the traps weren't meant to be beat no matter what happened. Another reason I enjoyed the early traps was just that they were somewhat gory. The later traps...not so much.
I didn't mind the acting and I like Chris Rock for the most part. It was a little odd seeing him in this type of movie and I felt he was a bit out of his element. I couldn't help but feel like he was holding back from trying to be funny and took things a bit too seriously because of it. I didn't find this one to be bad really, it just could have been a whole lot better than it was.