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The Final Destination (2009)

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After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.



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Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


On August 28th, Death enters a new dimension: 3D. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Final Destination 4  »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,408,309, 30 August 2009, Wide Release

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2.35 : 1
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Crazy Credits

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The Stoop
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A series of fatally unfortunate events
2 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

Arriving on local theaters without the benefit of 3-D, the novelty of "The Final Destination" goes doubly kaput, as it not only lacks inspired deaths and sympathetic characters, but also because the flatness of David R. Ellis' body bag-fodder isn't mitigated by whatever shallow entertainment an additional dimension might have brought.

Eric Bress' script wastes no time in shaping its interchangeable characters as, apparently, Death has to immediately dive into placing its cardboard victims in intricate fatalities that have been the series' central gimmick. Nick (Bobby Campo) experiences a premonition of a disaster in a race track and manages to get a few people out, who would have otherwise died. As per the franchise's tradition, Death won't be cheated and it starts to do anything -- like toppling cans and letting waters drip -- to create a ripple of events that would eliminate the survivors.

Despite showing how lame entertainment can be entertainingly lame with "Snakes on a Plane," Ellis -- who also directed "Final Destination 2" -- doesn't strive for an ounce of creativity, resulting to a terribly disposable fare that fails to hit its its mark despite aiming so low. And as embodied by the narrative shortcuts this gorefest constantly employs, the Rube Goldberg set pieces start to feel less impressive than mechanical, which makes one believe that Death has worked itself too much over the last three installments.

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