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Final Destination 5 Reviews

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August 26, 2011
The kill-or-be-killed twist could have made this the best Destination since the first, but the idea is woefully underdeveloped even if the film is nevertheless gorier and smarter than the diabolical fourth instalment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 17, 2011
Are we dead yet?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 11, 2011
It's a slack but competently executed film of a script with butterknife-dull dialogue and actors cast because of their "type."
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 2, 2011
A link into the earlier films at the close of 5 is nice, but adds little overall, and though it might be fun with a bunch of friends on a Friday night, hopefully this is the end for what has become a very tired franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2011
I expect this movie to make a lot of money at the box office, spent by fans eager to see still more cool ways for hot young characters to be slaughtered. My review will not be read by any of these people. They know what they enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 11, 2011
I'd rather see a documentary about the peaceable, versatile uses of WD-40, but you know teenagers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2011
So tapped into its audience's giddy schadenfreude that beyond a kinkier-than-usual jolt of black humor and some clever red herrings, the formula remains rote...
August 11, 2011
A new wrinkle in how the killings spool out actually makes the film even more predictable, and the deaths, which tend to be squirmy rather than explosive, are so perfunctory and lazily jokey that they leave a decidedly bad aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 2, 2011
Final Destination 5 is moderately enjoyable splatter for those in an undemanding mood but never attains any real scares or resonant moments.
August 11, 2011
The 3-D sequel is the best incarnation since the original. Let me be clear, this is no great horror film; it's simply better than versions two, three and four, which isn't saying much. But this is Final Destination; it's critic-proof, so enjoy the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 26, 2015
The opening credits sequence is a work of mad genius. And then, unfortunately, the movie starts.
August 11, 2011
When stuff that serves us turns deadly, we're in a world of hallucinatory hurt. FD5 occasionally generates that kind of frisson, but it never goes bone-deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2011
To borrow from TV terminology, the series hasn't jumped the shark yet, but the strain of inventing bizarre deaths is beginning to show.
August 12, 2011
From the opening credits to the final kill this film displays a great use of 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
August 11, 2011
"FD 5" did not raise even a single goose bump - which for a movie that bills itself as horror is not a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 12, 2011
The death sequences are fun; unfortunately, nearly everything in between is tedious and mechanical.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 15, 2011
Two great death sequences don't make a movie. Just awful acting and pacing ruin the fun this film could be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 30, 2011
Blood, gore and splatter are plentiful in this fifth film of the franchise in which premonition morphs into reality and death follows
August 10, 2011
A few inventive shocks are scattered throughout, but the rest is unremarkable madness, punctuated with a thriller-style conclusion that resembles another movie altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 16, 2011
92 fleet minutes of the absolutely pointless evisceration of characters we care about not even slightly, given a sheen of carnivalesque gaudiness thanks to the hugely discredited 3-D process.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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