Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 12 out of 25
  1. 67
    It’s most definitely not for the squeamish nor the easily offended -- the death scenes in Final Destination 2, of which there are many, are immensely bloody and imaginative affairs, full of exploding limbs, squashed bodies, and graphic, gory ultra-violence.
  2. Reviewed by: C.W. Nevius
    75
    Funnier than the original.
  3. It ain't art. But as a cinematic house of horrors, it more than fills the bill.
  4. 38
    Perhaps movies are like history, and repeat themselves, first as tragedy, then as farce.
  5. The movie doesn't even have novelty on its side, since we're basically watching the original "Final Destination" all over again, minus the smarts and humor.
  6. 38
    The movie mandates complete gullibility and vacuous attention in order to work on any level.
  7. 25
    Despite some imaginative fatalities, is less a movie than a slick video game.
  8. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    That a group of creative people chose to direct their energies on this repulsive spectacle simply provokes disgust.
  9. 25
    By the time I saw poor Tim crushed, head to toe, by a falling sheet of plate glass, I was certain I hadn't signed up for anything this punishing.
  10. This is a miserable sequel to the modestly well-reviewed Final Destination.
  11. 30
    I wasn’t much scared by anything in Final Destination 2 which is silly and illogical.
  12. A series of Grand Guignol skits played for mean-spirited laughs.
  13. The only pleasure to be derived from the resulting carnage comes from the Rube Goldbergesque chain reactions that precede each fatality.
  14. 70
    Essentially dumb and sadistic, but it's not like that's something new for pop culture. What we've got here is a solid, grade-B genre sequel, not as scary as the original but a bit funnier, and with a nasty little sting in its tail.
  15. The horror sequel is less philosophical than the original, but it's just as intelligent.
  16. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    70
    Can't wait for the next sequel . . .
  17. Has a ghoulish wit. It's not as cheekily knowing as the "Scream" movies or as trashily Grand Guignol as the "Evil Dead" franchise, but like those pictures it recognizes the close relationship between fright and laughter, and dispenses both with a free, unpretentious hand.
  18. A tight, rockin' popcorn flick packed with nasty kicks, the year's first major sequel is a rare beast, matching and in some ways superseding the original movie.
  19. 50
    The plot is just a delivery system for a series of gruesome, convoluted, and--depending on your tolerance for sadism--hilarious freak accidents.
  20. 40
    The cast of the original looks Shakespearean in comparison to Cook and her hapless cohorts, but to be fair, those first dead ducks had a real script to explore, which this bunch does not.
  21. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    Suffers from the same rancid dialogue and acting problems as the original but with a much funnier pulse. The real progenitor here is less the previous pic than the sick-funny horror cinema of George Romero.
  22. 20
    While “Final Destination” was gimmicky enough, its sequel begins with the same flawed premise, then piles on layers of contrivances until it reaches a level of implausibility rarely seen outside of films pitting giant radioactive monsters against each other.
  23. Reviewed by: Justine Elias
    0
    This risible thriller is merely a sadistic series of misread premonitions and vile murders.
  24. Alas, the laughs - courtesy of screenwriters J. Mackye Gruber and Eric Bress and director David R. Ellis - are unintentional.
  25. 40
    If this is your idea of fun, step right up.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 45
  2. Negative: 8 out of 45
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    4
    "Final Destination 2" ain't horror. It's comedy.
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    5
    Some of you heard my skateboard joke that I was trying to describe about the first installment of this series. Well, this time, I'm not gonna use that joke in this one. I was really waiting for a sequel that would wipe out the original. Don't get me wrong. It wasn't the worst, but it was just predictable. Then, at last, Final Destination 2 has been an improvement, but that's not saying much.

    Don't like: The predictable story, the pointless characters, the forgettable soundtrack and the lame bickering and arguing used from the first movie.

    Do like: The premise, the acting, the realistic death scenes and the clever writing.

    So, to sum it, not good, not bad, mediocre installment, but way better than the first. That's it.

    5.0 out of 10
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  3. Mar 1, 2014
    10
    A good instalment to the franchise. Not the best actors but still a great gory horrifying movie that will leave you wondering if you will still be safe in your own home Full Review »