The Lazarus Effect Reviews

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January 21, 2016
Given the low-budget film's bottle-episode feel, horror fans could've gotten extra mileage out of a disorienting and original psychological treatment.
March 6, 2015
It's thematically thin but competently made and good for a few scares.
February 27, 2015
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.
February 27, 2015
A grimy, dopey, confused thriller that wastes a very likable cast.
February 27, 2015
Death may not be the end in The Lazarus Effect, but it should be.
February 27, 2015
"The Lazarus Effect" boasts nothing special. It's not going to provide much relief for horror-starved audiences.
July 20, 2019
It's just a shame that The Lazarus Effect takes a viable premise and lively cast and simply flatlines them.
March 14, 2019
The characters in this forgettable piece of horror schlock can "bring back" all the dead dogs and dead people they want; just please, please don't bring me back. I don't want to go back.
January 24, 2019
Despite a talented cast, "Lazarus" is a sub-par horror film taken from spare parts of more successful films.
December 20, 2018
The Lazarus Effect has good scares and some genuinely intriguing notions. It's also well-acted, well-made and, at 83 minutes, has a commendably brisk pace.
November 3, 2018
While the storyline is not the most original, this film still gives a few good scares.
November 2, 2018
It never answers the most important question: how did this film get a theatrical release and not go straight to DVD? Truly, some things man was not meant to know.
September 1, 2017
The Lazarus Effect merely coasts by on a very thin script that is really just a placeholder to get to what is obviously its larger purpose: to frighten the audience so much that we forget that we're watching a bad movie.
August 16, 2017
A decent, well-made, small-scale genre film with a great cast of on-the-cusp players, The Lazarus Effect begins as a modern-day spin on Frankensteinian mad science, but segues into more demonic matters.
February 23, 2016
David Gelb's new film is so dependent on the classic standbys of the genre, and so slight in every other regard, that it immediately draws attention to just how creaky they've gotten over the years
January 6, 2016
As far as cautionary tales go, The Lazarus Effect is pretty good stuff overall and effectively rises above its mild approach to deliver a thoughtful and intense horror experience that I had a lot of fun with despite all its flaws.
December 23, 2015
Thanks to Duplass's 'regular guy' appeal and Wilde's ability to play the girl-next-door with the same aplomb as possessed siren, The Lazarus Effect proves believable enough to be entertaining but a little too bland to leave much of a scar.
December 18, 2015
The script gets less adventurous as it goes along, slowly shedding every intriguing idea and character detail for an utterly conventional final act.
November 5, 2015
The Lazarus Effect is a scary movie that pokes around with some big questions, but never really goes far enough to say anything.
October 16, 2015
Nothing fresh is brought to the screen and the stars end up treading water with well-worn cliches.
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