Final Destination 5 2011

Final Destination 5

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It's still only for the gore-thirsty faithful, but Final Destination 5 represents a surprising return to form for the franchise.

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During a bus ride with his colleagues to a corporate retreat, Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto) experiences a horrifying vision: the suspension bridge that they -- and many others -- are crossing starts to crumble around them. When his vision ends and, almost immediately, starts to come true, Sam takes quick action that saves a number of people, including his girlfriend, Molly (Emma Bell), and his best friend, Peter (Miles Fisher). However, the survivors soon find that Death will not be denied.

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Critic Reviews for Final Destination 5

All Critics (137) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (85) | Rotten (52)

  • Among this cast of unluckies, there is no future Jamie Lee Curtis. But you do take the film home with you -- to all your own toys -- and that's what decent horror is supposed to do.

    November 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Stabs at the dramatic don't amount to anything that makes us care, even for Bell, who has been solid on AMC's The Walking Dead and in the chairlift chiller Frozen.

    November 24, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Tom Russo

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

    September 14, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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

    August 27, 2011
  • The result is more than usually frightening.

    August 26, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • No surprises, but plenty of laughs and gasps.

    August 26, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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  • Nov 25, 2013
    To open, I think I should cover my biggest fear going into the film. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this entry into the franchise was every bit it's predecessor's superior. This is not exactly an acchievemnt, given The Final Destination's abysmal quality, but still a good move. Final Destination 5 had some pretty decent practical special effects, which made a lovely and refreshing change from the CGI bullshit I'm usually inundated with. That's not to say FD5 wasn't laden with unnecessary digital-gore, but I was still impressed to see that they didn't entirely rely on it. Tony Todd's return was cool too. I have no reason at all to like the guy, he's not even a good actor. But for some reason I do. It's probably nostalgia for Candyman. The premise is running dry, and to be honest has done so for the past three instalments in a row. But I can appreciate the tie-ins and inventiveness of the series, even 5 films in. Given it's severe lack of substance, there's very little to be said about Final Destination 5. I don't regret the $1 I spent on the movie, but that's hardly a claim to fame. If you're a fan of the series, I'm sure you'll dig this latest film. If you've never seen any before, you'll probably appreciate 99% of the movie as much as anybody else out there, it's pretty brain dead. I fell asleep watching it, so don't be expecting a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thriller so much as a bearable psuedo-horror with some inventive death scenes. 48% -Gimly
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2012
    I really can't find anything wrong with the film. Stephen Quale was director of the B team on James Cameron's Avatar, which may explain his uncanny resemblance to Cameron's shooting style, but for the most part, intelligent screenwriting mixed with excellent actors make this the best Final Destination film in the franchise. Oh, and the gym scene is the best, most tense, well-shot scene in any horror film I've ever seen. Well done, team. Now end the series while you're ahead.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2012
    As tiresome as the franchise continues. Too much gory disturbances (some are corny and laughable) with at least some suspense and dark humor this time, but once the surprise ending comes by you'd problably be left thinking "Oh please enough of this already."
    Max G Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2012
    The acting leaves a lot to be desired! But, the film draws you in with its very inventive use of CGI and mayhem. Which, has always been the main draw of the franchise. So into the way they were killing these people, that I missed the subtle hints the filmmakers dropped on the audience. Little clues left out in plain sight, that had I been paying attention. Would have helped me figure out, what was going to happen at the end of the movie. Needless to say, I didn't figure it out and the ending was a very shocking surprise. Fans of the franchise will not be disappointed. Lots of gore and bad acting, to please even the average horror fiend.
    Jason R Super Reviewer

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