Final Destination 3

Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 7 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    60
    Sequelcraft 101 – if you liked the others, this is more of the same. Extra points for using a nailgun on pigeons.
  2. The plot's pretty lame, the dialogue is downright hokey, and the characters are a bore, but somehow Final Destination 3 (an oxymoron if there ever was one) still delivers a certain degree of over-the-top amusement.
  3. 60
    Director James Wong and co-writer Glen Morgan seem, in this film's creaky first third, to be working on automatic pilot, but they gradually cut loose, staging one imaginative and gleefully gruesome death after another.
  4. What makes all of this ''fun,'' instead of dark or threatening, is that the victim was an idiot who leered at the class teases with horny glee.
  5. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    50
    In the story's one major stroke of invention, the usual premonitions of death have been replaced with a set of photos.
  6. It makes it clearer than ever before that these films are comedy. Granted, the sick kind of comedy that involves laughing at stupid people being ripped in half, but we know there are plenty of you out there.
  7. 50
    The problem with "FD3" is since it is clear to everyone who must die and in what order, the drama is reduced to a formula in which ominous events accumulate while the teenagers remain oblivious.
  8. 50
    A horror film (or, more accurately, a shocker film) that takes such exuberant, gleeful delight in the unspeakably gory dispatch of assorted teenagers that it may well be the most fun you'll have at the movies all week.
  9. Fortunately for us, they number these Final Destination scarefests. Otherwise, it would be impossible to tell them apart.
  10. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Movies of this genre don't often engage fresh concepts, but you have to give Wong major points for dreaming up "tan-line flambé."
  11. After a fiendish start, filmmakers James Wong and Glen Morgan approach their task with all the subtlety of a hammer to the head (or a knife to the gut, or an ax to the back). They do, at least, find a mordant humor in the formula.
  12. 50
    If you've seen any of these, you know that the hero is always killed for her trouble, a final stroke of mordant wit.
  13. A ridiculous teen horror movie that piles on more than enough dry humor and freshly moistened gore to satisfy its lowbrow audience.
  14. Signs of fatigue are all over the film itself.
  15. Yes, Final Destination 3 is a roller-coaster ride of a movie from start to -- well, only about 10 minutes later. The fun part is over and we settle down to watch a sadistic assembly line of characters making premature exits.
  16. There's every reason to believe the creators stopped taking it seriously a long time ago. What's bothersome is that they don't take the audience seriously enough to deliver an actual movie.
  17. 40
    We are here for the gore – which this film has plenty of. Too bad it doesn't have much else.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 186 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 72
  2. Negative: 8 out of 72
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    4
    "Final Destination 3" is like "Final Destination", a movie where teenagers play around and foolishly die in preposterous methods. The only bad"Final Destination 3" is like "Final Destination", a movie where teenagers play around and foolishly die in preposterous methods. The only bad thing is, its bad. Full Review »
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    5
    So we have yet another installment of the uninteresting franchise (it's only my opinion, so you get my drift) and this is as good as theSo we have yet another installment of the uninteresting franchise (it's only my opinion, so you get my drift) and this is as good as the previous film, but that is not saying much. Full Review »
  3. Aug 22, 2010
    10
    Almost the perfect Final Destination series in all, effects are awesome. Actors in the movie are natural. The roller coaster deaths are veryAlmost the perfect Final Destination series in all, effects are awesome. Actors in the movie are natural. The roller coaster deaths are very brutal that makes the movie a perfect horror movie. It does manage the formula of horrors with brutal or gory deaths. It does good. I hope the Final Destination 5 makes an another perfect formulatic horror movie. Full Review »