Final Destination
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In this teenage horror film, a young man avoids the hand of death, only to find that he can't get away from it so easily. On the way to Paris with his high-school French club, Alex Browning (Devon Sawa) has a vivid premonition of the plane crashing and killing all its passengers. After Alex and some other passengers demand to be let off the flight, his premonition turns out to be true, and the jet explodes during takeoff. While the FBI is convinced that Alex was involved in some kind of foul play, the passengers who got off the flight are all dying in horrible ways, as if whoever… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Generates a respectable amount of suspense and takes a few unexpected turns while covering familiar territory."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"An original shocker that keeps the tension going."
‑ , Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Teens fear the reaper in this so-so thriller."
‑ Afsheen Nomai, Common Sense Media
"...glib, well produced, and reasonably well acted, adding up to slick pop drivel."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A grossly underrated horror film with an intriguing premise and foreboding atmosphere."
‑ Andrew Manning, Radio Free Entertainment
"This portentous chiller is a nasty piece of work."
‑ , Time Out
"The writing by Wong, Glen Morgan and Jeffrey Reddick meets the low standards of a mediocre TV movie."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, Chicago Tribune
"Becomes little more than a typical--if highly atmospheric--slasher film, complete with the cheesy dialogue and gimmicky conclusion."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"About as subtle as an amplified death rattle--only not quite as fun to listen to."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
""Hamhanded teen-philosophy stuff about fate and death's design and living forever and nobody controls my destiny.""
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Pure garbage."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It starts by cheating death and ends by cheating us."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
" innovative (and unexpectedly influential) exercise in horror."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Tedious and derivative, it will soon be long forgotten."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"A ridiculous film, but I guess I had fun watching it."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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