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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.
Its chopping-block fodder is agonizingly bland; each character has one prominent major flaw, or no personality at all.
The Final Destination is the movie equivalent of a struggling strip-mall store wedged between Metro PCS and a pawn shop. Someone please foreclose.
Death, Be Not Boring would have been a better title for this fourth installment in the teen splatter franchise.
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.
Los Angeles Times:
[A] silly and predictable fourth installment in the lucrative thriller series about pretty young people attempting to cheat death.
[The] set pieces never quite muster the giddy brio of Final Destination 1 and 3 auteur James Wong at his best.
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.
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.
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.
Whatever hints of originality lay in the series' previous editions have been all but sucked out of this one.