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: June 16, 2015
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Critic Score: 13% 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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John Noonan
FILMINK (Australia)

With solid performances, The Lazarus Effect simply doesn't rattle as many cages as it wants to, try as hard as it might.

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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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Jeff Beck

For all its talk about bringing life back to animals and humans, "The Lazarus Effect" simply doesn't have any to spare for itself.

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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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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

This is a remarkably inert movie: unscary, unexciting, and so obvious that it announces how obvious it is going to be in advance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Oakley
There have been much better films about scientists pushing the limits and getting disastrous results. But, this film is mostly engaging and has a compact… More
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