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Final Destination 5 (2011)



Critic Consensus: It's still only for the gore-thirsty faithful, but Final Destination 5 represents a surprising return to form for the franchise.

Movie Info

In Final Destination 5, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man's premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death's sinister agenda. -- (C) Warner Brosmore
Rating: R (for strong violent/gruesome accidents, and some language.)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Heisserer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 27, 2011
Box Office: $42.6M
Warner Bros. - Official Site


Emma Bell
as Molly
Miles Fisher
as Peter Friedkin
Ellen Wroe
as Candice Hooper
Courtney B. Vance
as Agent Block
Tony Todd
as Bludworth
Barclay Hope
as Dr. Leonetti
Chasty Ballesteros
as Spa Receptionist
Frank Topol
as Federal Agent
Blaine Anderson
as Crime Scene Tech
Dawn Chubai
as Reporter
Ryan Hesp
as Mike the Waiter
Ian Thompson
as Bus Driver
Andy Nez
as Campus Security
June B. Wilde
as FD1 Passenger
Diana Pavlovská
as Flight Attendant
Grace Baek
as Spa Technician
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Critic Reviews for Final Destination 5

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (28)

Stabs at the dramatic don't amount to anything that makes us care, even for Bell, who has been solid on AMC's The Walking Dead and in the chairlift chiller Frozen.

Full Review… | November 24, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The opening credits sequence is a work of mad genius. And then, unfortunately, the movie starts.

Full Review… | August 26, 2015

Though not a great horror film by any means, Final Destination 5 succeeds as a comedic splatter fest solely by sticking to Stephen King's old motto: 'If in doubt, gross 'em out.'

Full Review… | February 15, 2013
Georgia Straight

Final Destination 5 benefits from smart 3D, but even in 2D, the set-pieces will satisfy -- presenting some of the most outrageous kill sequences in franchise history.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012

It's testament to the 2000 original that there's still so much mileage left in the 'death is coming for you' concept 11 years later.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012

The deaths are just as gruesome and fun as ever, but the script's utter lack of originality drags things down quite a bit.

Full Review… | January 29, 2012

Audience Reviews for Final Destination 5

Funnily enough, I didn't hate this. I am still not sure why...

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


I am constantly amazed when I see folks knocking this series. Unlike me, they must have no sense of humor. For me, this series represents some of the greatest comedies ever made. Even if I've seen one of them before, I still love to watch the build up to the way in which the next victim will meet his/her demise, and when it happens, I roar with laughter -- even after multiple viewings. Now that's my definition of a good movie. This one actually is one of the funnier ones, and the effects continue in their groundbreaking fashion. The freaky death of the gymnast, that final positon on the mat, hilarious, I kid you not. Seriously, for good laughs, you must watch this series. When you think about it, these are kind of an extension of 1000 Ways To Die. I look forward to the next installment with great anticipation.

Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

Always been a fool for this series, and this fifth installment is no exception.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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