BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: The Lazarus Effect Reviews

By Dr. Know on February 27th, 2015

Critic Reviews for The Lazarus Effect

via Rotten Tomatoes

How do you get from Jiro Dreams of Sushi to Jiro Dreams of Reanimated Sushi?

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Boston Herald
 

I would have loved to see more from the filmmakers, daring to fail while staking out some new terror incognita instead of just going through the motions of an experiment for which we already have the results.

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Entertainment Weekly
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A grimy, dopey, confused thriller that wastes a very likable cast.

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New York Magazine/Vulture
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Death may not be the end in The Lazarus Effect, but it should be.

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Village Voice
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Despite a good cast and a short running time, Blumhouse Productions’ latest micro-budget pic doesn’t have the alluring franchise pull of some of its other films.

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IGN Movies
 

A far cheaper cousin to ‘Flatliners’ that, thanks to the better-than-average cast, is reasonably engaging for the first hour or so before deteriorating badly in a mayhem-filled finale.

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One Guy’s Opinion
 

The story is dismayingly ordinary and its execution by director David Gelb is virtually devoid of invention.

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Winnipeg Free Press
 

Unfortunately, the film ultimately peters out rather than coming to a satisfactorily disquieting conclusion.

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Film Journal International
 

The movie anxiously, recklessly rushes through its plot toward the climax, as if it’s afraid of anyone noticing its emptiness.

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Common Sense Media
 

If you get your horror jollies from sneaky blind-side pan shots accompanied by 165dB blasts, you’ll love The Lazarus Effect. But these cheap, cheap, CHEAP moments punctured my eardrums…

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Consequence of Sound
 

“The Lazarus Effect” boasts nothing special. It’s not going to provide much relief for horror-starved audiences.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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If you slammed the heads of Lucy and Carrie together, The Lazarus Effect would be the messy aftermath left on the ground.

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We Got This Covered
 

“The Lazarus Effect” is nothing but a cheap horror film cloaked in scientific mumbo-jumbo.

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Chicago Sun-Times
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The first half of this film is the best, with the actors reciting the technical gibberish very convincingly, while trying to resuscitate a dog named Rocky. The second half is essentially conventional horror stuff we’ve seen before with this genre.

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Kaplan vs. Kaplan
 

Another cheapie from the producers of “Paranormal Activity.” Aims low, but hits its target.

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Newsday
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The Lazarus Effect starts dead and cannot be raised from it.

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Tri-City Herald
 

This isn’t a real horror movie-this is the kind of horror movie that the characters in a real horror movie watch in order to comment on the lameness of the genre before their authentic terrors begin.

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RogerEbert.com
 

A low-rent rip-off of Flatliners. The talented cast is wasted.

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JoBlo’s Movie Emporium
 

The Lazarus Effect does have one redeeming quality. It ends quickly.

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WaffleMovies.com
 

No resurrection for this dog please.

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Globe and Mail
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