Metascore
36

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
    30
    You'll definitely feel cheated -- especially when you keep on finding yourself thinking how Mulder and Scully would have handled it all.
  2. 75
    Will no doubt be a hit and inspire the obligatory sequels.
  3. Playful and energized enough to keep an audience guessing.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    Starts by cheating death and ends by cheating us.
  5. 40
    Serviceable enough, if you come to it with sufficiently modest expectations.
  6. Flawed but often entertaining teen horror flick.
  7. An unexpectedly alert teen-scream disaster chiller.
  8. So grim and humorless that the first half almost sinks into silliness.
  9. A terrific theatrical feature debut for television veterans Glen Morgan and James Wong.
  10. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Generates a respectable amount of suspense and takes a few unexpected turns while covering familiar territory.
  11. 50
    Disturbing--if less sophisticated than the best SF (science fiction)-horror TV.
  12. 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.
  13. 30
    Fails because it takes itself both too seriously and not seriously enough.
  14. A waste of a decent premise.
  15. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    30
    You'll laugh, but you'll hate yourself by the time you're out of the theater.
  16. Even by the crude standards of teenage horror, Final Destination is dramatically flat.
  17. 20
    Your own final destination just might be the box office, to demand your money back.
  18. 12
    Crude and witless.
  19. 50
    OK premise quickly deteriorates into a silly, badly acted slasher movie -- minus the slasher.
  20. 50
    Proudly stupid, silly and gory.
  21. Fitfully thrilling.
  22. Meets the low standards of a mediocre TV movie.
  23. As full of terrible acting as it is devoid of suspense.
  24. Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    25
    Stoops well below substituting style for substance.
  25. Reviewed by: Robert Cashill
    20
    Final destination? Video store bins.
  26. 0
    Inane, irresponsible, immature, poorly written.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
  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. Jan 9, 2011
    7
    THESE CRITICS ARE STUPID! Now..with that said, this movie has a good plot, awesome death scenes. The cast plays well together and play theTHESE CRITICS ARE STUPID! Now..with that said, this movie has a good plot, awesome death scenes. The cast plays well together and play the right parts. Has a fair amount of "holy cow" parts. Full Review »