• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    David R. Ellis
    In Theaters:
    Jan 31, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 22, 2003
  • New Line Cinema

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Final Destination 2 Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a soulless affair that has little of the panache and intelligence of 2000's Final Destination.

| Original Score: 2/5

January 30, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 31, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The movie mandates complete gullibility and vacuous attention in order to work on any level.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 29, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: D

February 27, 2003
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Gruesome, ridiculous, really bad waste of time.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

December 24, 2010
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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When a horror flick gets tedious, it's DOA.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

February 3, 2003
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D+

February 1, 2003
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

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 Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

February 3, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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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.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1/4

January 31, 2003
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

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 Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 2/4

February 1, 2003
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[An] uncomfortable combination of giggle-inducing absurdity and disgustingly graphic visions of death.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

January 31, 2003
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

How the movie-going public hasn't become bored senseless with such tediously low-standard, so-called scary movies is beyond me.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 1/4

February 4, 2003
Robert Koehler
Variety
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Suffers from the same rancid dialogue and acting problems as the original but with a much funnier pulse.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 29, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It contains some of the most brain-dead people a screenplay has ever produced.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

January 31, 2003
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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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 Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1/4

January 31, 2003
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

If that's what you came for, you won't go away disappointed.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 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 Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 31, 2003
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

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

| Original Score: C+

July 30, 2003
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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

January 4, 2004
Terri Clark
Apollo Guide

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

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 69/100

October 8, 2003
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
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February 7, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
February 8, 2003
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 19, 2004

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January 31, 2003

Baltimore Sun
January 31, 2003

ComingSoon.net

January 31, 2003

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January 31, 2003

Houston Chronicle
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February 7, 2003

FilmFour.com
February 11, 2003

Orlando Weekly
February 13, 2003

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March 4, 2003

Guardian [UK]
March 25, 2003

Los Angeles Daily News
April 2, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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July 19, 2003
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