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27th February
written by Adam

Frank and Zoe (Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde) are two lead medical students with assistants Clay, Niko, diabetes and pregnancy and documentarian Eva (Evan Peters, Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger). On a quest to bring people back from the dead and give second chances to the world, the gang stumble upon what might just be the secret of re-animation. Of course there are always the unintended consequences of disrupting nature’s balance, but what if? What if? Lazarus Based on the name of an actual rare medical condition where the body of a deceased individual flings their arms out to the side upon autopsy (don’t ask how I know these things), Director David Gelb takes his first stab into feature length cinema with this moderately suspenseful thriller. Trouble is, writers Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater haven’t come up with anything terribly new morphing Flatliners (1990) with Carrie (1976), and once again, with an omnipotent super-villain created, all logic gets shot in the foot and the thrill is gone. So, strong start but repetitive finish makes this a rental later for a few jump scares. The Lazarus Effect is rated PG-13.

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