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Final Destination 5 (2011)



Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 129
Fresh: 79 | Rotten: 50

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


Average Rating: 4.7/10
Critic Reviews: 27
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 19

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



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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 Bros



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Dec 27, 2011


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All Critics (131) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (79) | Rotten (50) | DVD (12)

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.

November 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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It sticks to gimmicky scenes in which twentysomethings are dispatched in ingenious ways, but first-time director Steven Quayle delivers cheap fun that will keep fans happy.

August 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out
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A surprising infusion of energy and macabre humor reanimates this horror franchise.

August 22, 2011 Full Review Source: New Yorker | Comments (2)
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The death sequences are fun; unfortunately, nearly everything in between is tedious and mechanical.

August 12, 2011 Full Review Source:
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Director Steven Quale stages the death scenes with intermittently effective black humour to juice up a premise that, essentially, has all the suspense of watching the line at an abattoir.

August 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Under the direction of James Cameron protegé Steven Quayle, the visual effects from Ariel Velasco Shaw (who has crafted mayhem on everything from 300 to Freddy vs. Jason) ensure that no industrial hook through a skull is left unimagined.

August 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comment (1)
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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.'

February 15, 2013 Full Review Source: 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.

October 2, 2012 Full Review Source: ScreenRant

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.

September 28, 2012 Full Review Source:

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

January 29, 2012 Full Review Source: IGN DVD

when you finally get to the end of the film, it works in the context of the series and definitely tops the previous installment

January 6, 2012 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

The performances are amateur (at best), the formula is predictable, and there's nothing scary going on here.

December 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

Does clever writing a horror movie make? I think it does. And if you do too, then set your GPS for 'Final Destination 5,' one of the best of the dark-humored, grisly components in the franchise about people meeting their demise in bizarre ways .

December 22, 2011 Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa)
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

It's a neat, tidy, tightly wound little horror picture with a single-minded intent to startle you out of your seat while causing you to laugh immoderately.

December 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Not even a tacked on surprise ending can save this mess.

December 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

we just like good-looking young people being killed off in inventive and gruesome ways! Death is a sick puppy . . . and so are we!

December 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page

The end result is a better-than-average sequel that will surely thrill fans of the Final Destination movies, and it's ultimately difficult to recall a horror franchise that has fared as well (and remained as entertaining) as this.

November 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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September 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

a gruesome but entertaining spectacle

September 18, 2011 Full Review Source: The National
The National

If you don't mind repetition, love a brilliantly horrible death, and like having your peepers assaulted - FD5 could be the Friday night film of the year.

September 16, 2011 Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Comment (1)
SFX Magazine

...had me holding my hands over my eyes for the first time since Natalie Portman did horrible things to her cuticles in Black Swan.

September 14, 2011 Full Review Source:

FD5 is a perfect example of what 3D ultimately does best, which is to make you squirm, shudder and jump in your seat. Enjoy.

September 14, 2011 Full Review Source: The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)

Let this series die already so someone can reboot it in nine years.

September 5, 2011 Full Review Source: FEARnet

Final Destination 5 is moderately enjoyable splatter for those in an undemanding mood but never attains any real scares or resonant moments.

September 2, 2011 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

It's a spectacle that requires a certain detachment and a strong stomach, but it's highly recommended.

September 2, 2011 Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National | Comments (2)
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Audience Reviews for Final Destination 5

Funnily enough, I didn't hate this. I am still not sure why...
May 28, 2012

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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.
April 11, 2012

Super Reviewer

A decent entry into the series, a step up from the 4th. I didn't get to see it in 3d but imagine it was pretty good. Very big opening scene, and plenty of inventive "accidents" and gore. You know what to expect for most of it. Thought the ending was a nice touch!
February 23, 2012

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    1. Bludworth: You're all meant to die on the bridge. You're not even supposed to be here.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (13 months ago)
    1. Sam Lawton: Dennis! It was Dennis!
    2. Nathan: No shit!
    – Submitted by Matthew D (14 months ago)
    1. Bludworth: Death doesn't like to be cheated.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (14 months ago)
    1. Peter Friedkin: Tell Candice, I love her.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (14 months ago)
    1. Bludworth: You all just be careful now.
    – Submitted by Samantha A (19 months ago)
    1. Woman: Excuse me, those passengers who got off the plane earlier, what was that all about?
    2. Flight Attendant: The kid had a panic attack & hurried off the plane, said he had some kind of vision.
    – Submitted by Karthi K (2 years ago)
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