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Final Destination

  • Rated R
  • HD and SD formats available

drama, horror, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers

Horror tale with a twist, Final Destination tells the story of teenager with strange premonitions about death and the mysterious accidental deaths that follow his life. Directed by X-Files veteran James Wong.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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3 out of 5
Positive messages
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Teens fear the reaper in this so-so thriller.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Final Destination has intense scenes of violence and gore peppered throughout. The death of the victims in these scenes is not caused by another person, but instead by circumstance and "chance" instigated by the shadowy figure of Death, who is sometimes seen as a blur in the background. There is very little sexual content aside from a make-out scene and a glimpse of a naked women in a magazine. Profanity is limited to our introduction to the high school students at the beginning of the film.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about death and/or the concept of destiny. Are our lives pre-determined, or do we have free will? To what degree are we able to control what happens in our lives?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews


- Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Tuesday, August 3, 2010

4 stars

Glen Morgan and James Wong, two of my favorite X-Files writers, did a fantastic job in this intelligent, original and scary teen-horror movie. An excellent film that has an intriguing premise and really knows how to create genuine tension, especially in the nerve-racking sequence that opens it.

- blacksheepboy, Thursday, January 6, 2011

3 stars

yea i admit it sucks but i liked it when it came out, i think it was part of my pay-per-view '99 summer

- ColinCostigan8590, Tuesday, June 2, 2009