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Final Destination 3 Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 16, 2006
The people in this movie are some of the stupidest people in the history of movies.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
February 10, 2006
As a horror flick, Final Destination 3 is literally laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
February 10, 2006
The Final Destination movies may be pointless and crass, but they play on that fascination with malicious efficiency, and 3 is no exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
February 10, 2006
Fans of cheap thrills can enjoy FD3 for what it is: A ridiculous teen horror movie that piles on more than enough dry humor and freshly moistened gore to satisfy its lowbrow audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 10, 2006
If you're a Final Destination fan, it's unlikely that #3 will disappoint. If you like horror/thrillers with plenty of cartoonish blood and gore, this will hit the spot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 10, 2006
Might this be the final Final Destination? Don't bet on it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
February 10, 2006
The plot has more holes in it than the victims, but the shocks make up for the flaws. Don't think, just watch, and expect a wild ride.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 10, 2006
Keeping this series of black-comedy skits fresh is a challenge that the writers don't always meet, and their expository scenes need to be nail-gunned.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 10, 2006
After a fiendish start, filmmakers James Wong and Glen Morgan approach their task with all the subtlety of a hammer to the head (or a knife to the gut, or an ax to the back).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
February 10, 2006
Final Destination 3 is junk, and proud of it, but it certainly delivers what it promises.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
February 10, 2006
If this film makes money, and it probably will, there may never be a final Final Destination. And that is the most disturbing thing about this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
February 10, 2006
Final Destination 3 still falls squarely into the category of guilty pleasure, but it's fashioned with a fair amount of craft. If fate should bring us another installment, let's hope it's at least as fun as this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 10, 2006
Week in and week out, horror movies cheat us, so it's wonderfully cathartic to watch a bunch of kids cheat death in what turns out to be the best installment yet in the Final Destination franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
February 10, 2006
Granted, nothing here is going to go down in history as a horror classic. But as far as dead-teen flicks go, this is one pretty lively affair.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
February 10, 2006
This gory sequel begins with a promising thrill ride, but by the end has become little more than a merry-go-round, spinning pointlessly in circles.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
February 9, 2006
At its heart, this second sequel is standard slasher stuff, though director James Wong does rise (or maybe sink) to the occasion with grisly staging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 9, 2006
Gore fans will doubtless enjoy the film, which could spin off several more sequels. After all, Death is the one villain you can't ever kill off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
February 9, 2006
Final Destination 3 manages to push all the requisite buttons and then some.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 9, 2006
The problem with FD3 is since it is clear to everyone who must die and in what order, the drama is reduced to a formula in which ominous events accumulate while the teenagers remain oblivious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 9, 2006
With a premise as cavalier as this, perhaps director James Wong could have found a tone more original than post-Wes Craven cynicism. Instead, he panders to viewers, allowing them to take gleeful comfort in the destruction of the stupid and doomed.
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
February 9, 2006
It's more dead teenagers and lunatic determinism in this grim third installment of the enjoyably preposterous Final Destination franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
February 9, 2006
You can't cheat death. (But apparently you can cheat audiences over and over.)
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
February 9, 2006
Not having seen Final Destination (1 or 2), I am perhaps not in the best position to judge Final Destination 3. On the other hand, I know a stinker when I see one.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 9, 2006
All we can say is: Death be not proud. If you have to work this hard to take down these dim-witted kids, you don't deserve to be a cosmic force.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
February 9, 2006
You could condemn such a movie for being such a smirking, calculatedly cheesy gore-fest. But that would presume that the movie aspires to be anything else.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
February 9, 2006
Each demise serves as a testament to a refreshingly old-fashioned villain -- not another nut-job human with a saw, but a dedicated ghoul with a job to complete.
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Justin Chang
Variety
February 8, 2006
A desultorily plotted affair that feels less like a thriller than a homicidal checklist.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
February 8, 2006
The plot's pretty lame, the dialogue is downright hokey, and the characters are a bore, but somehow Final Destination 3 (an oxymoron if there ever was one) still delivers a certain degree of over-the-top amusement.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 8, 2006
It's an escalating contest of can-you-top-this brutality, with each death staged as the final link in a Rube Goldberg chain reaction.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
February 7, 2006
The notion of butchery as a spectator event notwithstanding, there's an almost admirably workmanlike quality to the way co- scenarists Glen Morgan and James Wong set up their characters for carnage like so many fleshy bowling pins.