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Flatliners Reviews

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August 16, 2016
'90s thriller about near-death experiences is very violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2013
Schumacher puts more flash than flesh on the story, but still manages to deliver the expected chills with cool efficiency as the students' extracurricular experiments take a sinister turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2013
Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon all bring conviction to these scenes, and William Baldwin, as the most irresponsible of the students, continues to suggest an electric screen presence that rivals his brother Alec.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 1, 2013
It`s much to Schumacher's credit that Flatliners, for all of its crazy excess, does not turn into camp. Despite two or three bad laughs, the picture retains a basic conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2010
An intoxicating, smoky triumph, highlighting the helmer as a visual maniac who once made gloriously strange genre movies for a strange audience.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 6, 2010
A cautionary tale that ends along fairly traditional horror-sci-fi lines, Flatliners is a strikingly original, often brilliantly visualized film from director Joel Schumacher and writer Peter Filardi.
May 10, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
We're in mystical territory here, hence the flamboyant visuals; but that's no excuse for Peter Filardi's affected script.
January 24, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
Flatliners is a stylish, eerie psychological horror film laced with wit, a movie that thrives on its characters' guilty secrets and succeeds on the strength of the director Joel Schumacher's flair for just this sort of smart, unpretentious entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2003
There is genuine suspense when some of the haunting spirits threaten to turn deadly and some of the students look like they won't come back from the dead after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2002
Terrifyingly real, Freakishly unforgettable - One of Schumacher's best movies.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
I'm just a sucker for the brat-pack psycho-thrillers.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Flatliners is an original, intelligent thriller, well-directed by Joel Schumacher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Flatliners is a heart-stopping, breathtakingly sumptuous haunted house of a movie that takes off where Dracula and Dante left off and CPR began.
January 1, 2000
Though it is ridiculous in the extreme, this is a movie that is so well-directed, so sincerely acted and so emotionally manipulative that it's impossible not to like. Though you may kick yourself somewhat afterward.
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