The Lazarus Effect
The Lazarus Effect (2015)

From masters of horror Blumhouse Productions- producer of THE PURGE, INSIDIOUS and SINISTER franchises- THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde,) who've achieved… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: February 27, 2015
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Lazarus Effect has a talented cast and the glimmer of an interesting idea, but wastes it all on insipid characters and dull, recycled plot points.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

It's thematically thin but competently made and good for a few scares.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Death may not be the end in The Lazarus Effect, but it should be.

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Nathanael Hood
The Young Folks

...the film's few sparks of originality and charisma are stamped out by a script and a director who refuses to take any genuine chances with the subject material.

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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly

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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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

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Tim Holland
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film, which runs a scant 83 minutes (and that includes the opening and closing credits), feels like it's just getting going when it abruptly ends.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

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

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

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

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Very little life here.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Philip Price
The Lazarus Effect feels like it should be a cheap horror film. It is the end of February, there hasn't been much of a marketing scheme and it tops out at… More