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Final Destination 3

drama, horror, thrillers

High school student Wendy Christensen fails to stop the ill-fated rollercoaster ride that she predicted would cause the deaths of several of her friends.

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common sense

OFF for kids age 16
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

More blood, less invention. Not for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film isn't for young viewers. It's comprised of essentially nonstop violence against teenagers, usually staged in tense or jump scenes. Blood and gore are shown frequently and copiously. Two girls strip and show their breasts full-on before entering tanning tubes. One boy flirts aggressively, using sexual slang. A frightened horse runs through a crowd, accidentally dragging a girl. One girl gives her sister the finger. Lots of scary music and occasional loud noises.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the absence of parents in this movie: Only two even appear, at a funeral and in the background another shot, waiting at school. Why are these kids so alone as they deal with their friends' deaths? They could also talk about why horror movies are so popular, especially with teens.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews


- Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix, Tuesday, July 6, 2010


- Brian Marder,, Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fresh: Final Destination 3 manages to push all the requisite buttons and then some.

- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, Thursday, February 9, 2006

Audience Reviews

2 stars

The idea for this film was far better than the second one,this time instead of a plane and a highway for the scene of the fatal accidents, the accident happens at an amusement park on a Roller Coaster. After the first two films, you get the idea of this series, people die in a specific order, and so on. The film is of course predictable, and the actors themselves are not good, but the idea of the rollercoaster was a damn good one. As far this series is concerned, the first is the best one, the second one is the second best, and this one has lost it's puff, and the film ends up being boring. Not a very developed story or anything. The filmmakers could have done something so great with the concept of the accident, that like I said, was pretty cool. But unfortunately the overall film feels a tad too boring and like I've said, the filmmakers seem to be scratching the bottom of the barrel with ideas for this film. Final Destination 3 like the second entry to the series, almost plays out like a comedy horror film. The film is so predictable, and the dialogue is so bad in this entry, plus the actions of the characters who actually don't use any common sense to get out of danger is very laughable. Final Destination 3 like the first two in the series, doesn't try to do anything that great in the Horror genre. I thought that the first one was the best in the series and the two sequels that followed were borderline good. In this third entry they try to do something original, but we know whats will happen, and thats the biggest problem this film. All the good ideas have been explored and the only reason they keep making these films is because they want to make money. Well at least the first entry worked well enough to provide a few interesting jolts and scares. But for what it is, The Final Destination series is are a bunch of rediculous teen horror films that are guilty pleasures.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Tuesday, October 12, 2010

3 stars

"So let me get this straight; I'm gonna OD on nail polish, and Ian is gonna be embarrassed to death?" Well, it's FINAL DESTINATION 3. It shouldn't be too hard to guess what your probably enjoyment level from watching this movie will be. It's just like Final Destination 2 (and therefore, the original Final Destination), but with different death scenarios and a hotter main character. Once again, a group of people who were spared a gruesome end in a disaster because of a person's sinister premonition (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) face Death's determined and elaborate attempts to take their lives and satisfy his original plans for their fates. The death scenes are once again suitably inventive and gruesome (you'll never look at tanning salons the same way), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead is really cute. Those are basically the only relevant issues. If you were a fan of the previous movies, it stands to reason that you'll also enjoy this one. If you hated the first two, the third installment won't change your mind. I'd say that this is my favorite of the bunch. The production values are better than the previous movies, and there's the all-important Winstead Factor to consider.

- lewiskendell, Sunday, August 8, 2010

3 stars


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Tuesday, August 3, 2010