Final Destination (2000)
Critic Consensus: Despite a panel of X-Files' alums at the helm and a promising premise, flighty performances and poor execution keep Final Destination from ever taking off.
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Critic Reviews for Final Destination
Generates a respectable amount of suspense and takes a few unexpected turns while covering familiar territory.
The writing by Wong, Glen Morgan and Jeffrey Reddick meets the low standards of a mediocre TV movie.
A silly slasher movie, minus the slasher.
Stupid, silly and gory.
The main problem is that Morgan and Wong don't seem to have a clear idea of what they want -- campy, schlocky slasher flick or moody, intelligent thriller -- and as a result they create neither.
Audience Reviews for Final Destination
Glen Morgan and James Wong, two of the best X-Files writers, did a fantastic job in this excellent, clever and original teen horror movie that has an intriguing premise and knows how to build genuine tension, especially in the nerve-wracking sequence that opens it.
If Death had a personality ... what kind of personality would that be? The first of the series makes a strong start with the proposition that the Reaper might be a poetic yet meticulous workman, an artist, bound to see a job through no matter what. A guilty pleasure of mine.
Great idea for a film, but the cast executed their roles poorly. I remember thinking this movie was thrilling and eerie when I was 11 at the time of release, but being older now and watching.....it's just kinda cheesy.
Final Destination Quotes
|Bludworth:||I'll see you soon.|
|Clear Rivers:||It's almost autumn.|
|Alex Browning:||It's the end of June.|
|Carter Horton:||I told you, You were next!|
|Alex Browning:||So then, it skipped me.|
|Carter Horton:||So, who's next?|
|Bludworth:||There are No Accidents. No Coincidences. No Escapes. YOU CAN"T CHEAT DEATH.|
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