Final Destination 2 Reviews

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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 19, 2003
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
February 9, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
February 7, 2003
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Houston Chronicle
February 7, 2003
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
February 7, 2003
| Original Score: B-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 3, 2003
When a horror flick gets tedious, it's DOA.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 31, 2003
Part of the fun here is anticipating the Rube Goldberg-style machinations by which Death catches up with its targets.
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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
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Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star
January 31, 2003
The filmmakers clearly set out to make a film that featured lots of footage of really disgusting annihilations, then threw together a haphazard script and hired a few hot actors to play the corpses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
January 31, 2003
It's sick, stupid stuff, and intentionally so.
| Original Score: .5/4
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
January 31, 2003
You'll gasp, you'll flinch, you'll cringe, but mostly you'll scream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 31, 2003
Though the complicated carnage is competently filmed and staged, the acting and the dialogue are often risible enough to make you wonder if the film isn't a spoof brought you by the folks from Scary Movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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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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Arizona Republic
January 31, 2003
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
January 31, 2003
Final Destination 2 doesn't pretend to be anything other than a robotic repeat of the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2003
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 30, 2003
Once you get past its supremely nonsensical title, Final Destination 2, a smooth and sharp slice of teen-gothic cheese, is kind of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2003
The movie is a real jolter for horror fans who like the charge of gory images but also demand a certain level of intelligence in the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
January 30, 2003
It has a sense of humor ... but in the end is overwhelmed by its silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
January 30, 2003
Entertaining enough to make you forget that you're watching little more than death warmed over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
January 30, 2003
Bloody, graceless and surprisingly effective.
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
January 30, 2003
FD2, despite some imaginative fatalities, is less a movie than a slick video game.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
January 30, 2003
A gory good show for fans of R-rated horror mayhem.
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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
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Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly
January 29, 2003
Opens with a horrific traffic accident, which seems apt since what follows is the cinematic equivalent of rubbernecking.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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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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Justine Elias
Village Voice
January 28, 2003
It's hard to root for a heroine ... who wails, 'It's a sign! Nora and Tim are going to be attacked by pigeons!'