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Flatliners (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Flatliners falls flat as a horror movie and fails to improve upon its source material, rendering this reboot dead on arrival.

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In Flatliners, five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

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Ellen Page
as Courtney
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All Critics (66) | Top Critics (15)

This would be boring if it wasn't so unintentionally funny.

October 1, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

What we get is a mediocre remake of a mediocre original - not exactly must-see cinema.

September 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

We live in an age of unnecessary remakes - but the new Flatliners movie, by Danish director Niels Arden Oplev, has the distinction of being perhaps the most unnecessary of them all.

September 30, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

A fright-free fiasco. This update of a silly 1990 Julia Roberts thriller is even more witless and stupefyingly dull than the original.

September 30, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A fabulous idea for a movie, but unfortunately Flatliners represents the second failed attempt to do it justice.

September 30, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

... the low-aiming remake feels like just another generic horror flick.

September 29, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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A lazy, uninspired and downright stupid remake that overlooks nearly everything that made the original film clever and effective, trying too hard to be more like a horror movie (but failing ridiculously) and not bringing anything remotely clever or new to the pot.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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I'll be honest-I missed what was probably about the last 15-20 minutes or so of this, but that said-it's not too hard to tell where this thing was going. I can appreciate the attempts to make this more in the horror realm than that of the original, baroque-inspired psychological drama, but while this was heralded as a "spiritual sequel" of sorts it more or less ends up feeling like an uninspired re-make that doesn't take advantage of the time that has passed and what that could mean for the intriguing premise.

Philip Price
Philip Price

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It gets three stars purely because it scared me more than once! But the overall storyline is much to be desired!

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