• R, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Steven Quale
    In Theaters:
    Aug 12, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 27, 2011
  • Warner Bros.


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Final Destination 5 Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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 Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 3/5

February 15, 2013
Ben Kendrick

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 Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 2, 2012
Ali Gray

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 Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 4/5

September 28, 2012
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

January 6, 2012
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

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 .

Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa) | Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

December 14, 2011
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

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

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page

December 9, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews

November 17, 2011
James Luxford
The National

a gruesome but entertaining spectacle

Full Review Source: The National | Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2011
Rosie Fletcher
SFX Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 16, 2011
Dominic Corry

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

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 3/5

September 14, 2011
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

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

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

September 14, 2011
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

September 2, 2011
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

As sick and sorry as some of the outcomes prove to be in FD5, there can be no denying there is often some wild imagination and genuine inspiration in play.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 2, 2011
Kevin A. Ranson

The best all-around installment of the series (since the original) with an opening sequence that just misses rivaling the intro to the #2 freeway pileup.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 3.0/4.0

August 31, 2011
Anders Wotzke

Ironically enough, it's the journey, not the destination, that makes these movies so damn fun.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4/5

August 30, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

I have to admit it appealed to my wanton inner child, though if asked to name my favourite premonition movie it would be Ealing Studios' classic Dead of Night.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

August 28, 2011
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

Quale knows exactly how to toy with the expectations of his victims (and his viewers) before bringing down the fatal blow from an angle that no-one quite saw coming.What's more, he is not afraid to embrace 3D for the tawdry gimmick that it is

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

August 27, 2011
Eric Goldman
IGN Movies

Final Destination 5 is a much-improved installment for the series on the heels of the terrible fourth film, The Final Destination, and an example of getting what you pay for in a suitably satisfying manner.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 7/10

August 26, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Works, and works well, thanks to some terrific droll humour and the best 3D to hit cinemas all year.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2011
Richard Roeper
March 10, 2012
Jordan Riefe
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August 12, 2011
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