Final Destination Reviews

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Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
A silly slasher movie, minus the slasher.
| Original Score: 2/4
Rod Granger
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Pedestrian direction, clichd writing and bland acting all contribute to make Final Destination a flight that probably should have been cancelled.
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
A sequel to Final Destination: Now there's a thought to curl up with at night.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Typical, tiresome, forgettable crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
Give Death some credit, though. Instead of simply inflicting these kids with fatal aneurysms or sudden strokes, Death goes all out to give each of its victims a splashy going-away party.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Stupid, silly and gory.
| Original Score: 2/4
Arthur Salm
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 1, 2000
Comedy? Horror? Tongue-in-cheek horror? Horror-in-comedy cheek? After a couple of truly frightening moments near the beginning you can sense shoulders being shrugged.
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Phoebe Flowers
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
The main problem is that Morgan and Wong don't seem to have a clear idea of what they want -- campy, schlocky slasher flick or moody, intelligent thriller -- and as a result they create neither.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 1, 2000
The movie tries so hard that you're more likely to be shrieking with laughter than just plain shrieking.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
It starts by cheating death and ends by cheating us.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
The characters are paper-thin, and many of the plot's contrivances are just plain silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Almost sinks into silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Robert Cashill
Newsweek
January 1, 2000
Final destination? Video store bins.
Jackie Loohauis
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 1, 2000
The stupidest horror film to hit theaters in recent years.
Randall King
Winnipeg Sun
January 1, 2000
For all the film's 95-minute length, the content is less substantial than 44 minutes of X-Files.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
A thoroughly repellent little shocker that exploits a still-fresh real-life tragedy for routine chills.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
A first-class idea turned into a coach ticket ride.
Brad Haynes
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000
Final Destination showed promise of attaining high altitude, but it sticks too closely to an over-worked flight path of terror to soar on its own.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 1, 2000
A waste of a decent premise.
Top Critic
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Horror fans everywhere should stay far away from this risibly bad entry.
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