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Final Destination 5, Movie

Final Destination 5 2011

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The latest in the long-running horror franchise promises fans a return to the darker tone of the original movie. More

Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto, TV's Heroes) has a premonition of a bridge collapse that kills himself, his friends and many others. Later, events begin to mirror what he had seen and he attempts to protect his pals - including Miles Fisher (TV's Mad Men) and Emma Bell (TV's The Walking Dead) - away from Death's grip. But these people were supposed to die and what Death wants, Death gets. Hide

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    • ralphy

      really? what part of "FINAL DESTINATION" do the producers not get?

    • Karl-Flicks

      @ralphy, Yes, this ongoing series does show a fundamental lack of understanding of the meaning of the word 'final'...

    • 100WordReviews

      @ralphy probably the 'destination' part, cause this series is going nowhere.

    • Hugo Burns

      This looks pretty cool i'll see it when it's on dvd

    • Stupid!

      Are you serious? Another one? why do they keep making them?! so lame

    • retard.......

      pointless story...... it just show up how to people dying.....

    • Dan

      great another one, the first one was cool, but thats when they should of stopped

    • An imagination

      Is what people who make these movies need.

    • missy

      i enjoyed the 1st two but why oh why do they keep bringing more out? b-rated films with b-rated actors!

    • Bob

      Just plan silly

    • Cameron

      Wait... Wasn't the last one called THE Final Destination?They're just milking the franchise. Please stop

    • EarlyRiser

      Final Destination is the perfect platform for ongoing horror movies as it includes a killer that can't be stopped.

    • Noire68

      What the?? not another one of these "FINAL" movies, its never the final, and its all the same. Invent something new!

    • slychick

      Thats two destinations too many, after the third it got old.

    • janet

      if they had made this one first they could have made a good series.

    • hahaha ha

      hahahaaa.... wait, this is a comedy right ? ;)

    • dan

      AWESOME :D

    • mcd

      woo-ah scary


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Dominic Corry Flicks Writer

It's easier to enjoy a Final Destination sequel than a film from the similarly resilient and death-obsessed Saw franchise, as a sense of creative mischief undercuts all the violence here, while a sense of bland sadism drives the Saw films. More

That said, the producers stated after the previous FD movie that they wanted to take the franchise back to its more serious roots for the next film on the reasoning that it had become too jokey. Thankfully, while this fifth entry features one of the series most squirm-inducing set pieces, it's just as light in tone as the previous three films and the most enjoyable since part two, unquestionably the series’ highpoint.

The set piece mentioned above involves laser eye surgery and had me holding my hands over my eyes for the first time since Natalie Portman did horrible things to her cuticles in Black Swan. The suspension bridge disaster is the best opening gambit since part two's motorway pile-up and a gymnastics routine features a notably awesome death scene.

An attempt to add a narrative flourish via the notion that you can suspend your own inevitable death by killing someone else doesn't go anywhere interesting but there's more attention paid to character and plot here than in the paper-thin part four. Leads Nicholas D'Agosto (Election) and Emma Bell (TV’s The Walking Dead) do their jobs without flair, while Tom Cruise-lookalike Miles Fisher is amusing as a cocksure alpha male losing his composure.

There's enough shallow fun in Final Destination 5 to justify yet another entry and it manages to tie into the first film in a moderately amusing way. Hide

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Press Reviews

61% of critics recommend

Consensus: "It's still only for the gore-thirsty faithful, but Final Destination 5 represents a surprising return to form for the franchise."

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A.V. Club (USA)

While FD5 is less generic and less facilely goofy and ironic than past series installments, it's still a rote execution of formula that scores its biggest points with self-aware references to its predecessors - including a closing-credits montage of kills from Final Destinations past. Full review.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

They (fans) know what they enjoy. They don't want no damn movies with damn surprises. I am always pleased when moviegoers have a good time; perhaps they will return to a theater and someday see a good movie by accident, and it will start them thinking. Full review.

Empire (UK)

One stand-out set piece aside, even the presence of a new director can't inject much freshness into the franchise. Time for death to call in sick? Full review.

Hollywood Reporter

To borrow from TV terminology, the series hasn't jumped the shark yet, but the strain of inventing bizarre deaths is beginning to show. Full review.

Los Angeles Times

FD 5 did not raise even a single goose bump - which for a movie that bills itself as horror is not a good thing. The camp factor, however, is high and makes the 95 minutes pretty much fly by. Full review.

New York Times

A new wrinkle in how the killings spool out actually makes the film even more predictable, and the deaths, which tend to be squirmy rather than explosive, are so perfunctory and lazily jokey that they leave a decidedly bad aftertaste. Full review.

Total Film (UK)

Director Stephen Quale’s witty kills are such a blast you may wish they hadn’t wrapped the series up so neatly. Full review.

Variety (USA)

This latest entry in the 11-year-old horror series duly adheres to tradition by providing inventively grisly demises for various characters. Full review.