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Final Destination 5


A young man has a premonition and saves many of his colleagues from a deadly disaster. But no matter where you run, no matter where you can't cheat death. Or can you?

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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  • Audience Score

common sense

0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
2 out of 5
5 out of 5

More elaborate, inevitable deaths in grisly, gory franchise.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is the fifth entry in a gory horror franchise that made the intensity-upping move to 3D with the previous entry, The Final Destination. As always, the killer here is death itself, which stalks a group of teens and/or twentysomethings without remorse or recourse -- and with tons of blood and gore. Characters are brutally sliced, stabbed, burned, dropped from heights, crushed, and snapped in half. There's also a bit of kissing and sexual innuendo, some language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), and some drinking.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. How does the 3D affect the impact of the movie's gory, grisly murder scenes? Is any of it intended to be realistic?
  • Why would audiences want to see a movie like this? Is there something cathartic about facing death in this way?
  • Are humans really subject to fate, or do we have free will? How much control do we really have over our lives?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: So tapped into its audience's giddy schadenfreude that beyond a kinkier-than-usual jolt of black humor and some clever red herrings, the formula remains rote...

- Aaron Hillis, Village Voice, Friday, August 12, 2011

Rotten: "FD 5" did not raise even a single goose bump - which for a movie that bills itself as horror is not a good thing.

- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fresh: A surprising infusion of energy and macabre humor reanimates this horror franchise.

- Bruce Diones, New Yorker, Monday, August 22, 2011

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Funnily enough, I didn't hate this. I am still not sure why...

- romy861, Monday, May 28, 2012

3 stars

I am constantly amazed when I see folks knocking this series. Unlike me, they must have no sense of humor. For me, this series represents some of the greatest comedies ever made. Even if I've seen one of them before, I still love to watch the build up to the way in which the next victim will meet his/her demise, and when it happens, I roar with laughter -- even after multiple viewings. Now that's my definition of a good movie. This one actually is one of the funnier ones, and the effects continue in their groundbreaking fashion. The freaky death of the gymnast, that final positon on the mat, hilarious, I kid you not. Seriously, for good laughs, you must watch this series. When you think about it, these are kind of an extension of 1000 Ways To Die. I look forward to the next installment with great anticipation.

- binky013, Wednesday, April 11, 2012

4 stars

Always been a fool for this series, and this fifth installment is no exception.

- stormyweather980, Thursday, March 8, 2012