"Flatliners" wasn't nearly as bad as the critics made it seem.
The story is such an original piece of creativity. I agree that the execution could have been drastically improved, however, the movie was still bearable with more than one jump scares. The cinematography was great, with good executed CGI effects, actors did a good job as well.
The movie is more than OK.
Story wise and execution: 1.95/3.5
Camera work: 1.85/2
Overall Score: 3.09/5
The problem with this film is that it has five boring and uninteresting main characters. You'd think Ellen Page is the main character, but she isn't. Four of them needs to flatline before anything else in the movie can happen, as the fifth character isn't stupid enough to kill himself for an experiment. This setup takes up half of the film. I haven't seen a movie that took this long to start since Suicide Squad.
The second half of the film isn't even scary at all. They tried to building suspense by having repetitive sounds of floorboards creaking, babies crying, and radios turning on by itself (that happens a lot in the film). There's also a lot of jump scares, some of which are so pathetic that I laughed a couple of times. Not nearly as pathetic as The Bye Bye Man, but it's close enough.
I'm giving this movie a higher rating than it deserves because other than laughing, I was intrigued by the concept. Even if you're in the mood for a laughably bad horror film, I would skip this one and watch The Bye Bye Man again.