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.
February 27, 2015
"The Lazarus Effect" is nothing but a cheap horror film cloaked in scientific mumbo-jumbo.
February 27, 2015
Another cheapie from the producers of "Paranormal Activity." Aims low, but hits its target.
February 27, 2015
This isn't a real horror movie-this is the kind of horror movie that the characters in a real horror movie watch in order to comment on the lameness of the genre before their authentic terrors begin.
February 27, 2015
No resurrection for this dog please.
February 27, 2015
Mildly enjoyable despite its basic mediocrity ...
February 27, 2015
The Lazarus Effect begins with an intriguing premise then proceeds to squander all the early goodwill through a slow, inexorable descent into cheap horror gimmicks.
February 26, 2015
A tense, efficient medical thriller best enjoyed sans microscope.
February 26, 2015
While The Lazarus Effect isn't the worst scary movie film you'll see this year, it is probably one of the most predictable and lazily plotted.
February 26, 2015
Although it does stagger and groan and stumble around, you wouldn't necessarily say it's alive.
February 26, 2015
It staggers, zombielike, from one jump-scare to another before petering out, a scant 83 minutes after rising from the slab.
February 26, 2015
[A] risible mix of pseudoscientific hokum and supernatural freakouts.
February 26, 2015
Doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough.
February 26, 2015
There are lessons to be learned from this minimalist thriller. The first is that scaring people requires more than just tossing furniture around, turning the lights off and on, and basically sneaking up from behind and shouting "Boo!"
Top Critic
February 26, 2015
Like too many horror films, this one seems targeted at a hypothetical audience using only 10 percent of its brainpower.
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