Final Destination 2 Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 30, 2003
It's a soulless affair that has little of the panache and intelligence of 2000's Final Destination.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 31, 2003
Takes a good idea from the first film and pounds it into the ground, not to mention decapitating, electrocuting, skewering, blowing up, incinerating, drowning and gassing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 29, 2003
The movie mandates complete gullibility and vacuous attention in order to work on any level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 27, 2003
| Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Gruesome, ridiculous, really bad waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 3, 2003
When a horror flick gets tedious, it's DOA.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 3, 2003
The sequel repeats exactly the far-fetched plot of the original, complete with elaborate chain-reaction deaths visited on the hapless characters and equally elaborate mumbo-jumbo about the fabric of Death's continuum to try to keep the suspense up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 31, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 1, 2003
In director David R. Ellis's feeble and rancid offering Final Destination 2, we're treated to more of the same nonsensical gory goings-on. This disjointed display of recklessness is bluntly overwrought, blatantly numbing and downright laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 31, 2003
[An] uncomfortable combination of giggle-inducing absurdity and disgustingly graphic visions of death.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
February 4, 2003
How the movie-going public hasn't become bored senseless with such tediously low-standard, so-called scary movies is beyond me.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
January 29, 2003
Suffers from the same rancid dialogue and acting problems as the original but with a much funnier pulse.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 31, 2003
It contains some of the most brain-dead people a screenplay has ever produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 31, 2003
If you think of all this as an elongated Three Stooges short with bones breaking and membranes splashing, maybe it will go down easier.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 9, 2003
If that's what you came for, you won't go away disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 31, 2003
The premise is thin, the deaths are very graphic - this would be unbearable if it didn't add up to comic value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
July 30, 2003
Gets more convoluted and thus less involving as it goes along.
| Original Score: C+
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Terri Clark
Apollo Guide
October 8, 2003
Perhaps you can't cheat death in Final Destination 2, but apparently you can kill originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
July 31, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 26, 2003
Sally Chatterton
This is London
February 11, 2003
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
February 7, 2003
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Daily Mail [UK]
February 8, 2003
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
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January 31, 2003

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January 31, 2003

ComingSoon.net
January 31, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2003
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Houston Chronicle
February 7, 2003

FilmFour.com
February 11, 2003

Orlando Weekly
February 13, 2003

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March 4, 2003

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March 25, 2003

Los Angeles Daily News
April 2, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 19, 2003
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