Wilson of The Daily Rotation wrote, "For over 10 years, we have seen these Final Destination movies pop up to give you the ever so gory over dramatization of those “what if” situations that you wonder about those everyday unsafe environments we put ourselves in. It makes the weak and naive feel scared of the nearly impossible happenings. They don’t feel safe anywhere else. The movies are their only escape, and thankfully to the fourth Final Destination, they proudly ruined any hopes of being safe in a movie theater from such insane activity. By now these movies have gone from a good movie idea, to a showcase of stellar impalements and freak accidents. Final Destination 5 is no stray from deaths plan."