Final Destination

Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 14 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  1. An unexpectedly alert teen-scream disaster chiller.
  2. A terrific theatrical feature debut for television veterans Glen Morgan and James Wong.
  3. 75
    Will no doubt be a hit and inspire the obligatory sequels.
  4. Playful and energized enough to keep an audience guessing.
  5. So grim and humorless that the first half almost sinks into silliness.
  6. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    50
    Fitfully thrilling.
  7. 50
    Disturbing--if less sophisticated than the best SF (science fiction)-horror TV.
  8. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    50
    Proudly stupid, silly and gory.
  9. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Generates a respectable amount of suspense and takes a few unexpected turns while covering familiar territory.
  10. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    50
    OK premise quickly deteriorates into a silly, badly acted slasher movie -- minus the slasher.
  11. Serviceable enough, if you come to it with sufficiently modest expectations.
  12. Flawed but often entertaining teen horror flick.
  13. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    40
    It's hard to root against Death when the people involved are never brought to life in the first place.
  14. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Barbara Shulgasser
    38
    Meets the low standards of a mediocre TV movie.
  15. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Desmond Ryan
    38
    As full of terrible acting as it is devoid of suspense.
  16. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    Starts by cheating death and ends by cheating us.
  17. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    30
    You'll definitely feel cheated -- especially when you keep on finding yourself thinking how Mulder and Scully would have handled it all.
  18. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    30
    You'll laugh, but you'll hate yourself by the time you're out of the theater.
  19. 30
    Fails because it takes itself both too seriously and not seriously enough.
  20. A waste of a decent premise.
  21. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    25
    Stoops well below substituting style for substance.
  22. 20
    Your own final destination just might be the box office, to demand your money back.
  23. Even by the crude standards of teenage horror, Final Destination is dramatically flat.
  24. Newsweek
    Reviewed by: Robert Cashill
    20
    Final destination? Video store bins.
  25. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    12
    Crude and witless.
  26. TNT RoughCut
    Reviewed by: Tom Cappello
    0
    Inane, irresponsible, immature, poorly written.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 443 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 43
  2. Negative: 5 out of 43
  1. Oct 9, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Final destination is a very good movie i highly recommend it, and Tony Todd in one scene which is my favourite scene in the whole movie is freaking good he should have been in the movie with more scenes but still a really good movie. Full Review »
  2. Aug 16, 2010
    9
    A very teen movie! Just look the effects the deaths, it's just in the right and balanced ways... I was really surprised on this movie, I can'tA very teen movie! Just look the effects the deaths, it's just in the right and balanced ways... I was really surprised on this movie, I can't believe that a movie like this will airs... Full Review »
  3. Jul 9, 2014
    10
    Final Destination has original scares and a creepy atmosphere. The movie is intense and will make you
    jump with a few of the scenes. The
    Final Destination has original scares and a creepy atmosphere. The movie is intense and will make you
    jump with a few of the scenes. The idea that death can track you down, and you can't stop what you
    can't see is eerie. The character's can't avoid their demise because most of the aren't aware what
    Is happening. Overall a fun ride that will give you the chills but in a good way.
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