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Final Destination 2 (2003)

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48

Average Rating: 5/10
Reviews Counted: 109
Fresh: 52 | Rotten: 57

This sequel is little more than an excuse to stage elaborate, gory scenes of characters getting killed off.

32

Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 25
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 17

This sequel is little more than an excuse to stage elaborate, gory scenes of characters getting killed off.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 448,074

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Death lurks, and two teenage girls try to figure out where he's heading, in this sequel to the unexpected teen horror hit Final Destination. As Clear Rivers (Ali Larter), the only surviving passenger of the ill-fated Flight 180, waits in a mental institution, certain Death will claim her, Kim (A.J. Cook), who has begun to display precognitive powers, is driving along the highway when she sees a terrible accident in which several cars crash into a logging truck. Moments later, the horrible vision

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J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress

Jul 22, 2003

$46.5M

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All Critics (130) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (52) | Rotten (57) | DVD (29)

When a horror flick gets tedious, it's DOA.

February 3, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Part of the fun here is anticipating the Rube Goldberg-style machinations by which Death catches up with its targets.

January 31, 2003
Washington Post
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That there is an audience for a movie in which innocent people suffer hideous accidental deaths is troubling enough, but that a group of creative people chose to direct their energies on this repulsive spectacle simply provokes disgust.

January 31, 2003 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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Just the fact that it manages to keep the viewer involved despite the plot's general ridiculousness makes it the most effective Vancouver-shot horror flick in years.

February 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

Gruesome, ridiculous, really bad waste of time.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Now that the ground rules have been established for the Final Destination movies, the fun lies in seeing the inventive ways in which the writers dispatch the various characters in the sequel.

August 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Decent at best this is a lighter, campier, but gorier sequel to the original.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Even more than Part 1, the real stars of this movie are the elegantly choreographed freak accidents.

June 18, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

One by one these people get bumped off, one by one the people in the audience laugh their asses off.

February 8, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Comment (1)
TheMovieReport.com

Albert Einstein... noted, 'God does not play dice with the universe.' [T]he makers of... Final Destination... have... decided that Death likes to play Mouse Trap.

January 4, 2004 Full Review

Perhaps you can't cheat death in Final Destination 2, but apparently you can kill originality.

October 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

'Make no mistake, without the slicing, dicing, filleting, and pureeing, this flick is a recipe for boredom. But like its predecessor, I was expecting a bloodless teen snorefest and got something several sanguineous degrees better!'

September 4, 2003 Full Review

Gets more convoluted and thus less involving as it goes along.

July 30, 2003
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

It's filled with scenes laden with irony and coincidence that the audience can anticipate and snicker at with just a bit of nervousness.

June 26, 2003 Full Review

Premonição 2 certamente não é tão tenso quanto seu predecessor, embora seja igualmente divertido.

June 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Fully aware that this is a rehash of what was supposed to be a one-trick pony, the filmmakers have upped the ante by delivering some gratifyingly gruesome death scenes.

March 18, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

The most well-rounded character in this movie is Death himself.

March 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Rediff.com
Rediff.com

Same concept, more fun... if you're the kind of moviegoer that thinks creative carnage and watching frantic, screaming people die horribly is fun.

February 24, 2003 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

Ali Larter is a fine performer and all, but when she's the big celebrity guest star of a movie, you know there's desperation in the air.

February 23, 2003

History has shown us - quite brutally at times - that sequels are often little more than shameless cash-ins. 'Final Destination 2' conforms ruthlessly to this trend.

February 13, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

The film does mostly follow its predecessor?s routine, a wise choice; although it has become a less enticing, second lap around the same track.

February 11, 2003 Full Review Source: NutzWorld
NutzWorld

We don't want logic or complex characterizations in a horror flick - we want to see violent death and dismemberment on the most in-ventive and disgusting scale imaginable, right? On its own terms - elusive as they might be - 'Final Destination 2' delivers

February 11, 2003
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Surprisingly good of its kind... if you like gross-out gore, that is.

February 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf
Movie Boeuf

Audience Reviews for Final Destination 2

4 stars, and that only for the blow-you-outta-yer-seat opening. The rest is the series typical Death as an implacable, invisible prankster force-of-nature ... and I can live with that. Don't get too attached to any characters.
April 1, 2013
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

three stars
June 10, 2012
YodaMasterJedi
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

Hey, I still enjoyed it. The premise was still fresh and creepy.
March 9, 2012
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

One of my favored series of films...I like them all and they can do no wrong!
December 28, 2011
stormyweather980

Super Reviewer

    1. Thomas Burke: Trust me. I had a few close calls.
    2. Brian Gibbons: Yeah, me too. Dad, Tell them about that news van thing.
    3. Kimberly Corman: What's that?
    4. Mr. Gibbons: Well, Brian was almost hit by that news van that day in the field & your friend Rory, he pulled him back at the last second. Saved his life.
    5. Mrs. Gibbons: You never told me that, Peter. Boy that was lucky.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (18 months ago)
    1. Mr. Bludworth: Hello, Clear. I've been expecting you.
    – Submitted by Kerwin M (2 years ago)
    1. Kimberly Corman: There's gonna be a huge accident. Everybody's gonna die!
    – Submitted by Kerwin M (2 years ago)
    1. Host: Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary since Velez Air Flight 180 exploded and crashed shortly after takeoff from JFK airport. It's a disaster that's affected many. None more so than Mt. Abraham High School, which lost 40 students and 4 faculty members in the crash. But it was the events after the crash that has turned this tragic story into something even stranger. The survivors that managed to get off the plane before it crashed died soon thereafter in a series of mysterious and bizarre accidents. Now to some, these deaths are just tragic coincidences, but to others, they're an indication that there are more sinister events taking place. That's the contention of tonight's guest. Thank you for joining us this evening.
    – Submitted by Kerwin M (2 years ago)
    1. Mr. Bludworth: Come to pick my brain?
    2. Clear Rivers: Just a simple question, and we'll leave you alone with your new friend.
    3. Mr. Bludworth: Dead, it's still... fresh.
    – Submitted by John P (2 years ago)
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