Critic Reviews

50

Metascore

Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
Aside from the showy, overwrought credits sequence, it's silly and self-conscious and still scary as hell.
75
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.
75
In Final Destination 5, Death makes the point yet again that it will not be cheated. And happily for those of us who enjoy the FD series' grotesquely clever premise beyond reason, unfortunate folks still refuse to pay attention, with inventively dire consequences.
75
If the series really does end here, may this final installment be hailed as a triumph of poetic justice.
70
To borrow from TV terminology, the series hasn't jumped the shark yet, but the strain of inventing bizarre deaths is beginning to show.
63
Even by today's horror standards, Destination has some ghastly scenes. After seeing them, parents may want to reconsider letting their daughters try gymnastics or laser eye surgery.
63
Final Destination 5, which, despite its lowbrow story, turns out to be one of the fastest-moving films of the year, is a suspenseful and macabre exercise in dread for the absurdly cosseted.
60
Quale has brought this anemic franchise back to life, with an unexpected infusion of humor and energy.
50
Director Steven Quale is economical: He ditches plot altogether, delivering instead nothing but set pieces. He does come up with a few genuinely creepy moments of Hitchcockian edge-of-your-seat suspense and a few very inventive deaths.
50
They (fans) know what they enjoy. They don't want no damn movies with damn surprises. I am always pleased when moviegoers have a good time; perhaps they will return to a theater and someday see a good movie by accident, and it will start them thinking.
25
The cheap thrills wear off way fast, and we're left with atrocious acting, feeble writing and clueless directing (from first-timer Steven Quale). The horror! The horror!

More Critic Reviews

See all external reviews for Final Destination 5 (2011) »

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews | Message Board