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Final Destination 2 Review

Other Critics provided by

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    That a group of creative people chose to direct their energies on this repulsive spectacle simply provokes disgust.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Loren King

    Despite some imaginative fatalities, is less a movie than a slick video game.

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  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Bruce Fretts

    The only pleasure to be derived from the resulting carnage comes from the Rube Goldbergesque chain reactions that precede each fatality.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The movie mandates complete gullibility and vacuous attention in order to work on any level.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Perhaps movies are like history, and repeat themselves, first as tragedy, then as farce.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 17 and under

Gruesome, ridiculous, really bad waste of time.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is very gory and that death is a meaningless event held up for entertainment value. Many of the accidents involve everyday items, which might lead some audience members to view their surroundings in a much different way. Several college age kids use drugs in a casual, off-hand manner that the other characters appear to accept. Parents in this movie seem unwilling to discuss possible peril with their children and are powerless to help their teens survive.

  • Families can talk about the characters' different reactions to surviving the accident, and facing the continuing danger to themselves. One of the characters proclaims that he is the master of his own fate and that therefore he will not die. Parents might discuss this concept of fate and the role of our own actions to influence our futures.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Over-the-top, inventively gruesome violence, extremely explicit and gory deaths of most main characters, near constant peril.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Brief non-sexual nudity, references to casual sex among college students and a pornography collection

  • language false5

    Language: Strong language

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Explicit drug use by several characters, including cocaine/marijuana use, abuse of prescription medication by an adult