The Final Destination 2009

Critics score:
29 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times: Since not even 3-D can put your eyes out, our only hope is that this time, the title is a promise and not a tease. Read more

Tasha Robinson, AV Club: Its chopping-block fodder is agonizingly bland; each character has one prominent major flaw, or no personality at all. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: The Final Destination is the movie equivalent of a struggling strip-mall store wedged between Metro PCS and a pawn shop. Someone please foreclose. Read more

Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader: Death, Be Not Boring would have been a better title for this fourth installment in the teen splatter franchise. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: Once again, a group of pretty young things who have escaped the opening disaster proceed to die, one by one, as fate catches up with them. Read more

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times: [A] silly and predictable fourth installment in the lucrative thriller series about pretty young people attempting to cheat death. Read more

Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly: [The] set pieces never quite muster the giddy brio of Final Destination 1 and 3 auteur James Wong at his best. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: With the exception of Williamson, the actors are as disposable as their characters, and there is no story to speak of. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: It's not frightening in the least, with only a few amusing moments, a pedal-and-forehead-to-the-metal race track crash opener, and then you just keep time by counting off who survives the initial slaughter, who awaits death when "their turn" comes. Read more

Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out: Read more

Tom Huddlestone, Time Out: The film's 15 certificate is surprisingly generous. But this is harmless, inventive fun, a rollercoaster ride on the 3D bandwagon, before the wheels fall off. Read more

Jordan Mintzer, Variety: Whatever hints of originality lay in the series' previous editions have been all but sucked out of this one. Read more

Dennis Harvey, Variety: Read more