Realive Reviews

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September 21, 2018
Realive is a solid entry in Mateo Gil's wheelhouse of deeply resonant emotional dramas(...) This "wrong time" love story works because of the chemistry between the leads, even if the present day/future conflicts pale slightly in comparison.
July 16, 2018
Mateo Gil's movie doesn't pack a huge emotional punch, but its willingness to grapple with weighty ideas makes it compelling viewing.
October 16, 2017
... Realive will push the emotional buttons on the ethical conundrums that will greet the newly reborn, adrift in a world different from the one they left behind decades earlier.
October 16, 2017
Dull but with enough polish to gloss over its major flaws.
October 5, 2017
It turns out that the idea of a man coming back from the dead isn't necessarily enough to support a film on its own, heavy-handed references to Lazarus or not. Neither is an abundance of sleek future-tech.
September 29, 2017
One of the year's best science fiction titles.
September 29, 2017
Realive is a science fiction drama with a brain, a scientifically altered one that hooks up to a power source beautifully.
September 29, 2017
A special kind of botched sci-fi film experiment.
September 28, 2017
Unfortunately, the movie's over-dependence on voice-over and its overwritten script interfere with the audience being able to fully engage.
September 28, 2017
Like a "Black Mirror" episode combined with a philosophy seminar, "Realive" has plenty of brains. Yet it has a heart, too, and that adds a surprising amount of emotion to this above-average science-fiction film.
September 28, 2017
Realive's greatest strength is that it takes its premise so seriously, engaging with its moral and spiritual questions.
September 28, 2017
This look at the future is hard to become engaged with because the world is so cold and lifeless. As Marc says, "before I died I thought there was nothing after death; now I'm sure."
September 28, 2017
There's a lot to chew on in "Realive," and it surprisingly works for the most part, offering a mature, introspective take on weird science.
September 26, 2017
... the potential for deep reflections on birth and resurrection is totally subverted by a love story. [Full review in Spanish]
September 26, 2017
Firm in its convictions and strong in its message... [Full review in Spanish]
September 25, 2017
... "Realive" ultimately aims to be all about matters of the heart, and in that realm [writer/director Mateo] Gil's imagination proves disappointingly limited.
September 25, 2017
Though undeniably watchable... Mateo Gil's film fails to rise above the well-trodden genre film language nor does it meaningfully contribute to its central existential questions on mortality.
September 25, 2017
... an inventive if somewhat mawkish sci-fi melodrama in which a terminally ill hipster finds himself regenerated in the near-distant future, only to learn that he may have been better off dead.
September 25, 2017
Thought-provoking and smart sci-fi romance that manages such a gloomy tone that you can't warm up to it.
September 24, 2017
"Realive" feels a little sterile and its performances are hit and miss. But its thought-provoking conceit keeps you engaged until the very--and largely ironic--end.
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