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The Final Destination (2009)



Critic Consensus: With little of the ingenuity of previous installments, The Final Destination is predictable, disposable horror fare.

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The Final Destination series gets a kick-start with this fourth outing, headed up by the production team behind the second film -- director David R. Ellis and writer Eric Bress. The New Line franchise will be presented for the first time in 3-D with this installment focusing on a teenager that dodges a trip to the grave at a racetrack, only to find that death has a way of equaling the playing field after the fact. Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, and Hayley Webb star in the sequel. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Bobby Campo
as Nick O'Bannon
Krista Allen
as MILF/Samantha
Stephanie Honoré
as Mechanic's Girlfriend
Lara Grice
as Racist's Wife
Phil Austin
as MILF's Husband
Juan Kincaid
as Newscaster
Monique Detraz
as Anchorwoman
Chris Fry
as Greensman
Tina Parker
as Cheyenne
Stacey Dizon
as Pedicurist
Dane Rhodes
as Grandstate Manager
Gabrielle Chapin
as Girl on Top
Harold Evans
as Homeless Man
Eric Paulsen
as Anchorman
Dennis Nguyen
as Chinese Orderly
Joseph T. Ridolfo
as Toy Helicopter Operator
Chris Langlois
as Toy Car Operator
Trey Burvant
as Theater Manager
Courtney James
as Scaffolder
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Critic Reviews for The Final Destination

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (27)

The film showers you with gore while dumping a motor engine in your lap and poking you in the eye with a burnt stick.

October 15, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The characters are crash-test dummies, with dialogue to match. Yet Eric Bress' script is mockingly self-aware, framing the film as the ultimate example of violence as entertainment.

October 15, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For me, this has always been a series of films that, other than a couple of inventive kills and one insanely choreographed opening sequence, has always been more or a less a waste of time.

September 4, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

September 1, 2009 | Rating: 1/5

[A] silly and predictable fourth installment in the lucrative thriller series about pretty young people attempting to cheat death.

September 1, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

With the exception of Williamson, the actors are as disposable as their characters, and there is no story to speak of.

September 1, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5

Audience Reviews for The Final Destination


On a day at a car race, Nick has a premonition that there is a car crash and the stadium stands collapse. He saves his girlfriend and some other people in the audience. But death pursues them.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

two stars

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer


I have watched all the final destinations except the first one! Damn. But I'd say the second one is better than this. First time I found a movie like this (sequel looks better than the beginning one).

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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