Final Destination


Final Destination

Critics 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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Alex Browning, is embarking on a trip to Paris with his high school French class. In the plane's cabin, buckled-in and ready for take-off, Alex experiences a powerful premonition. He sees the plane explode in a fiery blaze moments after leaving the ground. Alex panics and insists that everyone get off the plane. In the melee than ensues, seven people including Alex, are forced to disembark the ill-fated aircraft. Back in the departure lounge, Alex and his friends Billy and Tod; Clear a young woman who instinctively heeded Alex's warning; Carter, whose derision of Alex's paranoia had him and his girlfriend Terry thrown off the plane; and Ms. Lewton, the teacher who volunteers to stay with the disembarking students, all watch as Alex's horrific premonition proves tragically accurate when the plane explodes in a catastrophic fireball. Ironically, even though Alex's intuition saves lives, after the crash he is plagued by both guilt and suspicion. Ominous portents of doom as well as the FBI, dog his every step. Alex comes to believe that somehow, he and the other survivors have briefly cheated death, but will not be able to evade their fate for very long. Clear befriends Alex, but no one, not even she, really believes his macabre theory -- not even as one by one, these fugitives from fate fall victim to the grim reaper.


Devon Sawa
as Alex Browning
Ali Larter
as Clear Rivers
Kerr Smith
as Carter Horton
Kristen Cloke
as Valerie Lewton
Daniel Roebuck
as Agent Weine
Roger Guenveur Smith
as Agent Schreck
Chad E. Donella
as Tod Waggner
Seann William Scott
as Billy Hitchcock
Tony Todd
as Bludworth
Amanda Detmer
as Terry Chaney
Brendan Fehr
as George Waggner
Forbes Angus
as Larry Murnau
Peter Atherton
as Student Singer
Lisa Marie Caruk
as Christa Marsh
Christine Chatelain
as Blake Dreyer
Barbara Tyson
as Barbara Browning
Robert Wisden
as Ken Browning
P. Lynn Johnson
as Mrs. Waggner
Larry Gilman
as Mr. Waggner
Guy Fauchon
as Hare Krishna
Randy Stone
as Flight Attendant
Mark Holden
as Co-pilot
Marrett Green
as TV News Anchor
Fred Keating
as Howard Seigel
Pete Atherton
as Student Singer
Nicole Robert
as Ticket Clerk
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  • Jun 26, 2016
    It is okay but I always get pissed off by every single film sequels.
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2012
    Suspenseful and frightening, Final Destination is an entertaining and well-crafted thriller. The story follows a group of high school students that are stalked by Death after a premonition helps them escape a plane crash. The casting is fairly solid, and includes Kerr Smith, Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, and Tony Todd. Additionally, the film does a pretty good job at setting up suspenseful and intense scenes that are unnerving. However, there's some weak writing (particularly the dialog) that cause the tone to be a bit uneven. Yet even with its flaws, Final Destination is a smart film that's full of shocks and scares.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2012
    From the beginning to the end, the film remains tense and upbeat, but certain technical aspects, such as the way the film was shot, the blatant disregard for equipment reflected in the mirror, shadows of the equipment cast over each set, and an unrealistic beheading make me question what the $23 million pricetag actually went toward.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2012
    'Final Destination' starts off strong, and then becomes almost laughable... but even then, it isn't too bad, I guess.
    Lindsey D Super Reviewer

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