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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as Alex Browning
as Clear Rivers
as Carter Horton
as Valerie Lewton
as Agent Weine
as Agent Schreck
as Tod Waggner
as Billy Hitchcock
as Terry Chaney
as George Waggner
as Larry Murnau
as Student Singer
as Christa Marsh
as Blake Dreyer
as Barbara Browning
as Ken Browning
as Mrs. Waggner
as Mr. Waggner
as Hare Krishna
as Flight Attendant
as TV News Anchor
as Howard Seigel
as Student Singer
as Ticket Clerk
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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 a 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.|