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Final Destination 5 | 2011 | R | - 4.10.5

When a bridge collapses killing 17 co-workers on their way to a company retreat, the 8 that survived the horrible accident begin dying one by one in gruesome ways. Also with Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Ellen Wroe, Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood, P.J. Byrne, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner, Courtney B. Vance, Tony Todd and Brent Stait. Directed by Steven Quale. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man asks for an erotic massage at a massage spa and tells the woman checking him in that he wants it to "end happy." A man looks at a photograph of a woman and says, "You were so naughty." A man makes suggestive remarks to a woman that walks in front of him and he admires her clothed buttocks. A man has numerous suggestive phone conversations with women.
 A nude man lies on a massage table (he is covered from the waist to the thighs with a towel) and his bare chest and abdomen are visible; a woman massages his chest and he tells her to move lower (she does not). A man receiving a therapeutic massage flinches a few times and we see a heavily shadowed crotch under the towel wrapped around his waist (no genitals are visible).
 A woman removes her shirt in order to change and we see her wearing a bra (while standing in a parking lot where other people are gathered). A woman wears a short, low-cut top that reveals cleavage and her bare abdomen as well as a short skirt that shows her fish net stockings. Women wear low-cut tops in several scenes. Two women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage.
 A woman kisses a man (her boyfriend, who is also her boss) and he makes a suggestive remark about breaking curfew for sex later. A man and a woman kiss a few times.
 A woman asks a man to stay the night with her, he does, and we see her wearing a camisole and PJ pants the next morning (it is not clear if they had sex).


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VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - We see the following twice with varying degrees of detail: A bridge roadway sways and cracks when heavy winds blow, the suspension cables snap, a hole opens in the road, a car falls through it and into the water below, and a woman falls off the bridge and is impaled on a ship's mast (we see blood and intestines pushed out through the hole); a bus falls off the bridge with a man left inside, the man is pinned against the windshield when the bus crashes into the water (we do not see what happens to the man but it is implied that he died); a woman walks along an exposed girder to safety and another one tries but slips off, falls into the water and is crushed by a car that falls on top of her; a man is struck by a swinging cable and is obliterated (we see bloody fragments splatter), hot tar spills on a man and his flesh is burned off (we see bloody tissue beneath the tar and the flesh of his fingers remain on the bridge as he slips off and falls into the water below); the remainder of the bridge collapses taking many people and vehicles with it and we hear screaming as they crash into the water; two men hang from a bridge railing, one is impaled with metal rods (we see bloody holes throughout his body and face) and he falls into water below, hitting a cement pylon on the way (blood splatters on the cement), and the other man is cut in half by metal sheeting (we see blood, tissue and organs pour from the wound as his body separates into two pieces).
 A screw falls onto a balance beam where gymnasts practice, one steps on it (we hear a crunch), she falls off the beam, crashes into a bin of powder, the powder is blown into a fan and sprays on another gymnast swinging on uneven bars, she loses her grip, flips off and crashes to the floor, breaking herself in half at the waist (we see blood, torn flesh and exposed bones).
 A woman's head is immobilized and a clamp is placed in her eye to keep her eyelid open for laser surgery; the laser overheats, burns into the woman's eye (we see her eye turning black and the flesh around the eye reddened and charred), she struggles to free herself, holds her hand over her face, her hand is burned by the laser, she gets free, steps on something on the floor, stumbles, falls out of a plate glass window, crashes onto the hood of a car below, one of her eyes pops out and rolls on the street and we see it run over by a car (we hear a squish and see blood spurt).
 A man with numerous acupuncture needles in his flesh rolls off a massage table and lands on the floor when the room fills with smoke from a burning towel (we see the needles bent and a lot of blood on his face and body); he pulls a needle out and blood pours from the hole, a candle falls off a shelf and sets a puddle of alcohol on fire, the man falls to the floor, a heavy statue falls on his head crushing it (blood splatters), we hear a crunch and we see an open, bloody neck wound where his head had been.
 The engine on the wing of a plane catches fire, a hole opens in the side of the plane, a few passengers are pulled out through the hole, a man holds onto a woman but loses his grip and she crashes into a wing cutting her in half (we see blood splatter), the entire plane becomes engulfed in flames and we see a man slowly charring and burning away (we see his flesh burn and his skull is exposed).
 A man falls off a catwalk and a huge hook catches him in under the chin as he falls (we see him with the hook poking out through the top of his head and blood pours from his neck and head); we later see the hook covered with blood and matter.
 A man is crushed when a piece of a plane engine crashes through the roof of a bar and lands on him (we see blood spray and bloody body parts are thrown).
 A huge wrench is flung across a factory floor striking a man in the head (we hear a splatter, and we see the man with the wrench embedded in his skull across his eyes and blood oozing from the wound).
 A man shoots another man in the back three times, and he falls to his knees and collapses dead on the floor. A man is impaled with a large rotisserie skewer (we see blood on the skewer and he collapses dead). A gun discharges and nearly strikes a man and a woman.
 Two men fight in a kitchen, one man hits the other man in the head knocking him unconscious, he wakes up and jumps on the man's back, they struggle, one man pushes the head of the other man toward boiling oil, they strike each other with frying pans, and one man falls on the floor and the other kicks him repeatedly.
 A man with a gun threatens a woman. A man stands behind a woman on a curb and contemplates pushing her into the path of an oncoming truck.
 The end credits are accompanied by scenes from the previous "Final Destination" films and show numerous people dying in horrible ways with blood splattering in every occurrence. The opening credits are accompanied by numerous items exploding, burning and shattering, glass breaks, an airplane is shown burning, a skinless body is shown (the bloody tissue is evident), and splatters of blood are seen along with menacing music.
 A man cuts his finger on the back of a bus seat. A man pricks his finger on something in a desk drawer. A man pricks his finger on something on an airplane seat. A man receives acupuncture treatment and we see needles being inserted (small dots of blood appear with every insertion and the man winces); we see the man with many needles in his body and face. We see a puddle of blood on a floor where police are investigating a death.
 The film contains numerous scenes that cause the viewer to anticipate danger or an accident: A man walks through a restaurant kitchen and we see flames flair up, a meat grinder whirrs, a man nearly jabs him with a large skewer, and a meat tenderizer spins when the man tries to release a piece of meat from it (he is not harmed); a woman nearly steps on an exposed screw on a balance beam numerous times; and a woman nearly steps in a puddle of water that surrounds an electrical cable with a split in it.
 Two women exchange barbs with one remarking about the other wanting to lose her "baby fat" and the other accusing the first of having her job only because her father owns the company. A man says, "Death doesn't like to be cheated." A man tells another man, " Death is after you." A man tells another man that he is going to do something "even if it kills me." A man talks about needing to "kill or be killed." A man talks about being the "next to go." A man talks about whether or not he could kill someone to save himself.
 A man receives a therapeutic massage and the masseuse applies pressure that causes bones to pop and crunch; the man yells in pain.
 People gather at a cemetery for a memorial service for 17 people that died in an accident. A woman breaks up with a man and he seems upset.
 A man throws a shot glass into a window and both shatter. A man cuts the head off a fish using a cleaver.


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LANGUAGE 5 - About 6 F-words (1 written), 16 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, crazy), 3 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - Several people drink a bottle of liquor together, a man drinks a glass of wine in one gulp, and a man and a woman sit at a table with glasses of wine in front of them.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Freak accidents, accidental death, death of co-workers and loved ones, business retreats, cheating death, life choices, premonitions, superstition, goals, dreams, missed opportunities, love, psychic phenomena, act of nature, extremism, coincidence, fear, guilt.

MESSAGE - For the fifth time, you can't cheat death.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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