Final Destination
Final Destination (2000)

Alex Browning, is embarking on a trip to Paris with his high school French class. In the plane's cabin, buckled-in and ready for take-off, Alex experiences a powerful premonition. He sees the plane explode in a fiery blaze moments after… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 26, 2000
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a panel of X-Files' alums at the helm and a promising premise, flighty performances and poor execution keep Final Destination from ever taking off.

Joe Leydon

Generates a respectable amount of suspense and takes a few unexpected turns while covering familiar territory.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An original shocker that keeps the tension going.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It commits hard to what it's depicting and how badly it wants to amuse & disgust the audience.

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Time Out

This portentous chiller is a nasty piece of work.

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Barbara Shulgasser
Chicago Tribune

The writing by Wong, Glen Morgan and Jeffrey Reddick meets the low standards of a mediocre TV movie.

Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media

Teens fear the reaper in this so-so thriller.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Pure garbage.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

It starts by cheating death and ends by cheating us.

Michael Dequina

Becomes little more than a typical--if highly atmospheric--slasher film, complete with the cheesy dialogue and gimmicky conclusion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Glen Morgan and James Wong, two of the best X-Files writers, did a fantastic job in this excellent, clever and original teen horror movie that has an intriguing… More
Luke Baldock
I can't believe this film is 11 years old. This must be one of the most enjoyable cinematic experiences I've ever had, and certainly one of the most… More
Kevin M. Williams
If Death had a personality ... what kind of personality would that be? The first of the series makes a strong start with the proposition that the Reaper might… More
Sophie Burgess
A good story which holds firm throughout the movie. All it needs is good acting, unexpected rather than obvious events and a better editor. Hasn't aged… More
Eric Alvarez
Great idea for a film, but the cast executed their roles poorly. I remember thinking this movie was thrilling and eerie when I was 11 at the time of release,… More
KJ Proulx
Final Destination (the beginning of the never ending franchise) is slick, creative, new and awesome. As a plane crashes in a boys vision everyone panics and… More