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Final Destination 5 Reviews

November 24, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2011
It sticks to gimmicky scenes in which twentysomethings are dispatched in ingenious ways, but first-time director Steven Quayle delivers cheap fun that will keep fans happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2011
A surprising infusion of energy and macabre humor reanimates this horror franchise.
August 12, 2011
The death sequences are fun; unfortunately, nearly everything in between is tedious and mechanical.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 12, 2011
Director Steven Quale stages the death scenes with intermittently effective black humour to juice up a premise that, essentially, has all the suspense of watching the line at an abattoir.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2011
Under the direction of James Cameron protegé Steven Quayle, the visual effects from Ariel Velasco Shaw (who has crafted mayhem on everything from 300 to Freddy vs. Jason) ensure that no industrial hook through a skull is left unimagined.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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 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 12, 2011
A long and eventually tedious series of deaths, all in slightly sickening 3-D. Splattered eyeballs, snapped spines, heart kebabs - one numbingly after another, in diamond-hard focus and ruby-red color.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 12, 2011
A suspenseful and macabre exercise in dread for the absurdly cosseted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 12, 2011
First-time feature director Steven Quale has brought this anemic franchise back to life, with an unexpected infusion of humor and energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2011
Stick a fork in the Final Destination franchise - probably something that's been done in some variation to a poor slob in every one of the ongoing series. It's done.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 11, 2011
"Final Destination 5" is irresistible, and the reason it's irresistible is that it speaks to us in the language we all understand, which is fear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 11, 2011
The Godfather II it isn't, but for teens with money to burn, there are worse options to curdle blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
August 11, 2011
An anemic installment in the decade-old series that seems content with giving viewers more of the same.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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 11, 2011
I'd venture to say it's the best Final Destination sequel - if you gauge success by overall shock value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 11, 2011
Final Destination 5 starts with an R-rated 3D bang, but the cheap thrills wear off way fast, and we're left with atrocious acting, feeble writing and clueless directing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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 11, 2011
The script and acting satisfy the genre's requirements by being thoroughly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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 11, 2011
Constrained by a formula as restrictive as the elements that define haiku or iambic pentameter, scripter Eric Heisserer and first-time feature helmer Steven Quale nevertheless generate a respectable amount of suspense in Final Destination 5.
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
August 11, 2011
Who needs a creative storyline or meaningful connections when you can just string some shocking images together?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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