Relativity Media | Release Date: February 27, 2015
4.8
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Le__XenomorphFeb 27, 2015
absolutely terrible, derivative, and non-scary. The Lazarus Effect is a mess and does not hold up with the classic horror films like the Exorcist. 0/10 (Atrocity)
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Eon2323Feb 28, 2015
Such a likable cast but such a derivative, uninspired story. It had the potential to go somewhere with its idea, but it falls flat because of the plot points and cheap scare ploys. Still a huge fan of Donald Glover and Mark Duplass though.
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ThegodfathersonFeb 28, 2015
The Lazarus Effect feels like a movie that was ripped straight off of a pastor's VCR. And while it delivers laughable acting and bad scares, the religon that is injected into this movie is depressing. This is if The Last Exorcism met Spit OnThe Lazarus Effect feels like a movie that was ripped straight off of a pastor's VCR. And while it delivers laughable acting and bad scares, the religon that is injected into this movie is depressing. This is if The Last Exorcism met Spit On Your Grave, both terrible movies. Olivia Wilde was dragged into this mess, she is a good actress, but TLE proves even her wrong. This movie is not scary, there are a few jumpscares and exorcism stuff, but all are used at the WRONG time. Its like Paranormal Activity 4, where even the boyfriend gives her girlfriend an unexpected jumpscare that detracts from the movie itself. Horrible and unambitious, The Lazarus Effect is another royal turd of 2015. Bravo. Expand
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ChowdaAug 7, 2015
I don't understand. When people write scripts and then start directing......Do they not have a guy that says "Uh....well that doesn't make any sense." This movie seems like it was based on a pretty good idea but the execution and writing wereI don't understand. When people write scripts and then start directing......Do they not have a guy that says "Uh....well that doesn't make any sense." This movie seems like it was based on a pretty good idea but the execution and writing were horrible. Expand
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Costs1129Jun 17, 2015
Meh. Cliche after cliche. Also, never really understood the motivation of the possession or what the cause. The entire movie was slow to progress. Once the action began it made no sense. Why an omnipotent being was toying with her prey isMeh. Cliche after cliche. Also, never really understood the motivation of the possession or what the cause. The entire movie was slow to progress. Once the action began it made no sense. Why an omnipotent being was toying with her prey is really never explained. The whole thing felt so shallow. Pity, because the general premise had great potential. Expand
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TVJerryMar 4, 2015
Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde play a couple of scientists who have discovered a serum that does what the title suggests. But unlike the grateful Bible character, the revived creature has all manner of unexplained dark powers. Just like theMark Duplass and Olivia Wilde play a couple of scientists who have discovered a serum that does what the title suggests. But unlike the grateful Bible character, the revived creature has all manner of unexplained dark powers. Just like the experiment, the film starts promisingly, but after the evil erupts the movie becomes predictable and dumb (black pupils, really?). Nothing makes much sense and the evil deeds aren't scary or inventive. On the positive side, the cinematography is attractive. Expand
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ChaeoteJul 9, 2015
Pet Cemetery meets SCIENCE!!

plus, a really **** boring ending...
and horrible editing...

and no continuity...

Sarah Bolger was hot as hell though...so, +1 point
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dsj556Jul 25, 2015
My main issue with this movie is the majority of researchers that work in areas like this would be middle aged white guys not the uber racially and gender diverse group you have here. Hard to watch this when you think about that. Also likeMy main issue with this movie is the majority of researchers that work in areas like this would be middle aged white guys not the uber racially and gender diverse group you have here. Hard to watch this when you think about that. Also like another user said it's Pet Cemetery with science. Sometimes dead is better. Expand
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REVIEWERWILLMar 22, 2015
i am saying right now this is worst movie of the year not scary i like oliva wade but not this i fell asleep because it was not even a scare the pliot also sucks one of the worst scary flims since oujia even no was scare in place
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apuckett22Mar 26, 2015
This movie was alright on certain parts but all in all, it was directed very poorly! All of the scary parts were predictable. And the story line jumped around; it was confusing at times. Ending was awful. I wouldn't recommend it...
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Horror_buffJun 17, 2015
I really wanted to like this movie since it deals with the profound subject of life after death. However, instead of an imaginative or creative story, were are forced to watch a b-grade horror (yawner) flick. The plot is absolutelyI really wanted to like this movie since it deals with the profound subject of life after death. However, instead of an imaginative or creative story, were are forced to watch a b-grade horror (yawner) flick. The plot is absolutely incoherent, and there were virtually no moments that were at all frightening. In all, this was a serious disappointment. I'd expect an actress the caliber of Olivia Wilde (and her co-stars) to choose more thoughtful roles. Expand
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Stargirl04May 15, 2016
It was okay... it wasn't long enough... and it didn't really go anywhere...didn't go the direction I would have expected. Kind of disappointed because I had such high hopes.
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M_vanHFeb 12, 2019
Whilst Olivia Wilde tries her best to make this work, this film is thouroughly predictible and disappointing as a whole. The cast itself is quite good - but the writing is a major let down. The characters end up being clichés without it beingWhilst Olivia Wilde tries her best to make this work, this film is thouroughly predictible and disappointing as a whole. The cast itself is quite good - but the writing is a major let down. The characters end up being clichés without it being blatantly intentional, like a less self-aware version of "the Cabin in the Woods". The scares aren't scary either; they mostly involve a few flashing lights with one character disappearing and reappearing with black eyes. In short; this was just boring. Expand
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ArcanaThe4thMay 31, 2019
This movie had a few good ideas. These few ideas and moments are the only reason I'm not giving it a zero, because it is stupid in everything else. Execution, plot, etc, you've probably seen it already and you'll just be frustrated by it here.
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