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  • Summary: On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O'Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapseOn what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O'Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare, Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave...escaping seconds before Nick's frightening vision becomes a terrible reality.
    Thinking they've cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one-by-one--in increasingly gruesome ways--Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination. (Warner Bros.)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 8 out of 14
  1. Too many digital effects ruin the spell of a tactile world of evil objects scheming your demise. But even a mediocre FD is better than more Jigsaw.
  2. It's no exaggeration to say that the actors have less personality than the pipes, nail guns, grinding gears, decaying beams, and slowly spreading oil spills that are fused, with a kind of empty-dread technical precision, into Rube Goldberg torture devices.
  3. 50
    Ellis and screenwriter Eric Bress even go all meta on us with an "Inglourious Basterds"–esque finale set inside a 3D cinema, though their set pieces never quite muster the giddy brio of "Final Destination 1" and "3" auteur James Wong at his best.
  4. Reviewed by: Cliff Doerksen
    30
    The Rube Goldberg variations are repetitive and devoid of the visual snap that helped distinguish James Wong’s "Final Destination" (2000).
  5. The new gimmick here is that all the flying body parts and absurd impalements come in 3D. And that's about as inspired as anything gets in this edition. Story and character get chucked to the sidelines as the arena has room for only death scenes.
  6. There used to be entertainment in the dodging and wit in the scripts; now there’s 3-D.
  7. 11
    As mesmerizing as watching bread toast. Death, be not proud, indeed.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 62
  2. Negative: 34 out of 62
  1. Jun 21, 2013
    9
    Well is a short film with violent deaths that surprises even more. not a serious movie like the previous but still contains the suspense inWell is a short film with violent deaths that surprises even more. not a serious movie like the previous but still contains the suspense in the deaths of the characters. Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2013
    7
    The fourth addition in the Final Destination series is quite easily the worst, but its still highly entertaining! The deaths were clearly madeThe fourth addition in the Final Destination series is quite easily the worst, but its still highly entertaining! The deaths were clearly made for 3D and they spent more time on effects rather than plot; but at the end of the day these films are for entertainment and it has no trouble doing that. Fans should still be pleased as its still a good film, and it leads into what is probably the best of the series (#5) but overall it's an average Horror flick that lacks what the others had. Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2011
    3
    Despite being a huge fan of Final Destination and other splatter films, I'm quite disappointed with this Final Destination 4. The death scenesDespite being a huge fan of Final Destination and other splatter films, I'm quite disappointed with this Final Destination 4. The death scenes aren't as inventive as the previous ones. But I like that swimming pool scene although it doesn't look very realistic. I never like this director's style in Final Destination 2, and I still don't in this one. Expand
  4. Jun 16, 2013
    2
    A few odd bits of humor through out, Weak special effects, Below average acting, and a plot that has absolutely no depth what so ever. TheA few odd bits of humor through out, Weak special effects, Below average acting, and a plot that has absolutely no depth what so ever. The only good thing about The Final Destination is that it actually makes use of 3D. Aside from that, It's pretty trashy. Expand
  5. KrisH
    Aug 28, 2009
    2
    Worst in the series. Horrible ending and some of the worst acting of them all. Intro credits were the best part. It went downhill from there.
  6. marcelp
    Aug 29, 2009
    0
    It was too predictable...skip it.

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