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Final Destination Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 27, 2009
Generates a respectable amount of suspense and takes a few unexpected turns while covering familiar territory.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
This portentous chiller is a nasty piece of work.
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
March 17, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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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.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Any movie clever enough to make the late John Denver a prophet of doom is OK in my book.
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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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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Horror fans everywhere should stay far away from this risibly bad entry.
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Robert Cashill
Newsweek
January 1, 2000
Final destination? Video store bins.
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Bob Thomas
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
Several cuts above the usual terror flick aimed at the teen dating crowd.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
You'll laugh, but you'll hate yourself by the time you're out of the theater.
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Kendall Morgan
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Final Destination brings the scares home. And isn't that what a good horror film is all about?
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Stupid, silly and gory.
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Playful and energized enough to keep an audience guessing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An interesting combination of well-mounted horror flick and sheer campy experience.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
It starts by cheating death and ends by cheating us.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Smarter and more original than most [Dead Teenager Movies].
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Justine Elias
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Final Destination is one creepy idea played out with numbing literal-mindedness.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
A silly slasher movie, minus the slasher.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
Good films see through those fears and anxieties like wise psychologists. The rest, like this, just see the dollar signs.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Even by the crude standards of teenage horror, Final Destination is dramatically flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Pure garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
An original shocker that keeps the tension going.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
A first-class idea turned into a coach ticket ride.
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Barbara Shulgasser
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
The writing by Wong, Glen Morgan and Jeffrey Reddick meets the low standards of a mediocre TV movie.
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It's hard to root against Death when the people involved are never brought to life in the first place.