Generates a respectable amount of suspense and takes a few unexpected turns while covering familiar territory.
-Joe LeydonFull Review
The main problem is that Morgan and Wong don't seem to have a clear idea of what they want -- campy, schlocky slasher flick or moody, intelligent thriller -- and as a result they create neither.
Any movie clever enough to make the late John Denver a prophet of doom is OK in my book.
A thoroughly repellent little shocker that exploits a still-fresh real-life tragedy for routine chills.
Horror fans everywhere should stay far away from this risibly bad entry.
Final destination? Video store bins.
-Robert CashillFull Review
Several cuts above the usual terror flick aimed at the teen dating crowd.
You'll laugh, but you'll hate yourself by the time you're out of the theater.
Final Destination brings the scares home. And isn't that what a good horror film is all about?
-Kendall MorganFull Review
Stupid, silly and gory.
Playful and energized enough to keep an audience guessing.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
An interesting combination of well-mounted horror flick and sheer campy experience.
-Desson ThomsonFull Review
Smarter and more original than most [Dead Teenager Movies].
-Roger EbertFull Review
It starts by cheating death and ends by cheating us.
Final Destination is one creepy idea played out with numbing literal-mindedness.
-Justine EliasFull Review
A silly slasher movie, minus the slasher.
Good films see through those fears and anxieties like wise psychologists. The rest, like this, just see the dollar signs.
-Steven RosenFull Review
Even by the crude standards of teenage horror, Final Destination is dramatically flat.
-Stephen HoldenFull Review
A first-class idea turned into a coach ticket ride.
The writing by Wong, Glen Morgan and Jeffrey Reddick meets the low standards of a mediocre TV movie.
It's hard to root against Death when the people involved are never brought to life in the first place.
Teens fear the reaper in this so-so thriller.
-Afsheen NomaiFull Review