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"You haven't lived until you've died"
  • PG-13
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 5.2  (50,507)
  • 27

Flatliners is a 2017 science fiction psychological thriller film that stars Elliot Page, Diego Luna, and Nina Dobrev. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev and written by Ben Ripley, this movie is a remake of the 1990 film of the same name, directed by Joel Schumacher. The story takes us on a journey exploring the concept of what happens after we die and the afterlife.

The story focuses on a group of medical students - Courtney, Ray, Jamie, Sophia, and Marlo, who are all ambitious and driven to find out what may happen to us after we die. Courtney is particularly obsessed with the idea and transforms her personal trauma into a scientific pursuit. With the help of her classmates, they embark on a dangerous experiment to flatline temporarily to see what remains beyond death.

Using sophisticated technology, the students orchestrate near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for brief periods, and then reviving each other. The haunting experiences that each one of them has during those brief moments, makes them question their motivations for undergoing this experiment. The more they traverse the boundaries between life and death, the more profound effects the experiment has on their physical and mental health.

As they continue to dig deeper into the afterlife and experience the unknown, they begin to realize that all nightmares have a cost. Courtney, in particular, is being haunted by her past event and soon finds herself being stalked by someone or something. As the experiment starts to spiral out of control and each student becomes more consumed by their own fears and obsessions, they must each examine their own mortality and face their ethical choices, and ultimately, confront their own demons.

Throughout the movie, we are taken on a journey where we experience what each character sees when they flatline. It gives the audience a chance to witness the hallucinations, visions, and nightmares that each student faces, as well as the emotions that these characters are dealing with. The use of special effects in the film is particularly noteworthy in the portrayal of these experiences, as they are strikingly vivid and immersive, making them all the more haunting.

Flatliners is a well-executed remake of the 1990 film, with the concept of near-death experiences remaining a timeless subject and a source of fascination for many. Despite some clichés that exist within the genre, particularly in the portrayal of the relationships between the students, the movie does offer thought-provoking insights into questions about the nature of existence and what may lie beyond death.

The acting in the movie is also commendable, with Elliot Page leading the pack with her strong and convincing performance as the driven and ambitious Courtney. Diego Luna delivers a performance that is convincingly brooding and troubled, while Nina Dobrev brings a warmth and compassion to her character, Sophia. Overall, the cast works together well to bring the tensions of the scientific and ethical dilemmas that are central to the movie to life.

In conclusion, Flatliners is a well-rounded and entertaining movie that explores fascinating themes of the afterlife and the boundaries of human experience. It may not break new ground in the genre, but it does offer a fresh perspective that may leave the audience pondering long after the movie is over. With a well-written script, excellent performances and the impressive use of special effects, it's a movie that's worth watching.

Flatliners is a 2017 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 27.

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