Final Destination 5 | Indy Week

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

 

Rated R · 95 min. · 2011

Horror, Suspense/Thriller


The fourth and purportedly final Final Destination offered an anemic take on the art of cheating death. Likewise, this fifth installment could use a few extra platelets. Director Steven Quale, formerly an apprentice under James Cameron, shifts his attention from the obligatory but unnecessary plot—chef-in-waiting Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto) has a vision that a collapsing bridge will kill his friends and the reaper follows in hot pursuit—to money shots of Rube Goldberg-like kill scenes. This time around we learn to fear acupuncture, LASIK surgery and miscalculated jumps from gymnastic high bars. Quale gets points for economical use of a shoestring plot and stealthy sequencing of visual cues, but the shock value flags when the rolling eyeballs, cracked skulls and sizzling skin prove to be as forgettable as the cosmic bloopers that caused them.
Official Site: finaldestinationmovie.warnerbros.com/index.html
Director: Steven Quale
Writer: Eric Heisserer and Jeffrey Reddick
Producer: Craig Perry
Cast: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, David Koechner, Tony Todd, Courtney B. Vance, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, P.J. Byrne and Ellen Wroe

Trailer

Final Destination 5

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Final Destination 5

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation