The Lazarus Effect Reviews

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.
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.
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.
September 4, 2015
makes no great claims on originality, although it does rewire its source materials into something ever so slightly different, while following the Blumhouse formula of contained creepiness and slickly packaged jump scares.
March 23, 2015
The movie ought to be scarier, but in the current genre environment of teen-centric, found-footage shockers, its messing-with-Mother Nature traditionalism and structured storytelling is so old-school it feels new again.
March 6, 2015
It's thematically thin but competently made and good for a few scares.
February 27, 2015
The concepts in this film are not terribly new, but they are effectively presented.
February 27, 2015
The first half of this film is the best, with the actors reciting the technical gibberish very convincingly, while trying to resuscitate a dog named Rocky. The second half is essentially conventional horror stuff we've seen before with this genre.
February 26, 2015
A tense, efficient medical thriller best enjoyed sans microscope.
February 26, 2015
Absorbing, well-crafted and appropriately tense, with a smart cast that raises it a notch above average.
February 26, 2015
...it's a B-movie that manages to be more than a potboiler.
February 26, 2015
The Lazarus Effect doesn't exactly break new ground, but it nonetheless finds plenty to relish in the mouldering bits it stitches together as it gives classic themes about death, life and the soul a literal and figurative shot in the arm.
February 26, 2015
As predictable as The Lazarus Effect may be, it's a well-crafted and effective horror film.
February 25, 2015
I don't expect reinvention of the wheel, as long as a movie rolls along well enough. And this one does.
February 24, 2015
Unsurprising, but chilling, well-played and very well-executed revive-the-dead horror thriller.