Final Destination (2000)

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Critic Consensus: Despite a panel of X-Files' alums at the helm and a promising premise, flighty performances and poor execution keep Final Destination from ever taking off.


Movie Info

Alex Browning, is embarking on a trip to Paris with his high school French class. In the plane's cabin, buckled-in and ready for take-off, Alex experiences a powerful premonition. He sees the plane explode in a fiery blaze moments after leaving the ground. Alex panics and insists that everyone get off the plane. In the melee than ensues, seven people including Alex, are forced to disembark the ill-fated aircraft. Back in the departure lounge, Alex and his friends Billy and Tod; Clear a young … More

Rating: R (for violence and terror, and for language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: James Wong, Jeffrey Reddick, Glen Morgan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 26, 2000
Runtime:
New Line Cinema - Official Site

Cast


as Alex Browning

as Clear Rivers

as Carter Horton

as Valerie Lewton

as Agent Weine

as Agent Schreck

as Tod Waggner

as Billy Hitchcock

as Bludworth

as Terry Chaney

as George Waggner

as Larry Murnau

as Student Singer

as Christa Marsh

as Blake Dreyer

as Barbara Browning

as Ken Browning

as Mrs. Waggner

as Mr. Waggner

as Hare Krishna

as Flight Attendant

as Co-pilot

as TV News Anchor

as Howard Seigel

as Student Singer

as Ticket Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Final Destination

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (28)

Generates a respectable amount of suspense and takes a few unexpected turns while covering familiar territory.

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

This portentous chiller is a nasty piece of work.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The writing by Wong, Glen Morgan and Jeffrey Reddick meets the low standards of a mediocre TV movie.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

A silly slasher movie, minus the slasher.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

It commits hard to what it's depicting and how badly it wants to amuse & disgust the audience.

Full Review… | July 30, 2015
Antagony & Ecstasy

Teens fear the reaper in this so-so thriller.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Final Destination

½

If Death had a personality ... what kind of personality would that be? The first of the series makes a strong start with the proposition that the Reaper might be a poetic yet meticulous workman, an artist, bound to see a job through no matter what. A guilty pleasure of mine.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Great idea for a film, but the cast executed their roles poorly. I remember thinking this movie was thrilling and eerie when I was 11 at the time of release, but being older now and watching.....it's just kinda cheesy.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

I can't believe this film is 11 years old. This must be one of the most enjoyable cinematic experiences I've ever had, and certainly one of the most memorable. Being 15 and seeing these cartoon death scenes in live action with gratuitous gore was awesome. I've decided to revisit the franchise and this film still holds up. There's great build up towards the opening disaster. It's filled with dread, even after having seen it so many times. The film is brilliant in that death is an unseen entity, you can't outrun it. As the death toll increases, the paranoia sets in. It also has some excellent moments of comedy without ever getting so stupid. Most importantly, we can actually care for some of these characters. They are not kept in this insular vacuum either. The FBI do take notice, but aren't trying to terrify these kids. It's weird, funny, and a little frightening. Perfect late night entertainment.

kiriyamakazou
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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