Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 14 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    You'll definitely feel cheated -- especially when you keep on finding yourself thinking how Mulder and Scully would have handled it all.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Starts by cheating death and ends by cheating us.
  3. 30
    Fails because it takes itself both too seriously and not seriously enough.
  4. A waste of a decent premise.
  5. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    You'll laugh, but you'll hate yourself by the time you're out of the theater.
  6. Even by the crude standards of teenage horror, Final Destination is dramatically flat.
  7. 20
    Your own final destination just might be the box office, to demand your money back.
  8. 12
    Crude and witless.
  9. Meets the low standards of a mediocre TV movie.
  10. As full of terrible acting as it is devoid of suspense.
  11. Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    Stoops well below substituting style for substance.
  12. Reviewed by: Robert Cashill
    Final destination? Video store bins.
  13. 0
    Inane, irresponsible, immature, poorly written.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    "Final Destination", a movie directed by James Wan, is your average, violent teenage "Saw" movie. Don't expect something like "Scream" or "Halloween".
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    Horror movies from the 80s were very popular these days, but when more horror movies appear except when they're not good, this is the only horror franchise that I'm starting to hate, starting with this one. Do you know what it's like? It's like trying to ride a skateboard, but when every once in a while you get some scraps on your hands or knees, you'd rather ditch skateboarding and go do something else and that's this movie.

    Pros: Devon's Sawa's performance was a lot of fun, the death scenes were very realistic, and the premise was very interesting.

    Cons: The story was predictable, the characters aren't as interesting as toast, the music score was completely forgettable, the comedy was unfunny, and the pacing was so boring even the director himself couldn't possibly make this enjoyable.

    If any of you really like the series, then go ahead and watch this. Otherwise, stick to Halloween, Friday The 13th, or A Nightmare on Elm Street. Heck, there are a lot of good horror movies out there, for crying out loud!

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  3. Mar 1, 2014
    A fun movie with great plot that shows us how every day things could kill us. I remember the first time I watched this I was so fascinated with the way the characters died. Full Review »