The Lazarus Project

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"Cheating death is only the beginning"
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.0  (19,228)

The Lazarus Project from 2008 is a thriller film that follows Ben Garvey (Played by Paul Walker), who has just been released from prison after serving time for a car theft he committed with his brother. Upon his release, he finds it difficult to secure a job and start his life anew, despite the support of his loving wife, Lisa (Played by Piper Perabo), and his daughter, Katie (Played by Brooklynn Proulx).

As a last resort, Ben takes up a job offered by his old friend, Eddie, at a cemetery wreath-making company. However, during his first day on the job, a robbery takes place, and Ben gets shot with the stolen gun, along with the security guard. Both of them die instantly. In shock, Ben wakes up in a strange place where he is welcomed by a staff of the highly secretive Lazarus Project. The Lazarus Project has developed a machine that can create a simulated reality based on the person's memories. It is used to bring back to life those who have died so they can resolve unfinished business.

Ben is brought back to life and to his surprise finds himself in his childhood small town. He believes that he has been given a second chance in life to finally make things right with his estranged brother, Ricky (Played by Shawn Hatosy), and his family. However, as he involves himself deeper into the past, he realizes that something is not right. He is unable to distinguish between what is real and what is created by the Lazarus Project. He becomes convinced that everything around him is a set-up by the project managers who implanted him with false memories to achieve their malicious intentions.

With time running out, Ben tries to figure out what is happening to him and find a way back to his previous life. Meanwhile, back in reality, Lisa and Katie struggle to cope with Ben's death and must reconcile his absence with their shattered hopes and dreams. Detective Shane Bower (Played by Bob Gunton) tries to solve the robbery and the mysterious deaths of Ben and the security guard.

The Lazarus Project is a dark film that delves into the intricacies of memory, life, and death. It takes the audience on a journey that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy while exploring deep-rooted human issues such as guilt, redemption, and the pricelessness of life. The story keeps the viewer on the edge of their seat with its eerie, suspenseful scenes and a career-high performance from Paul Walker. The supporting cast does a great job of building and maintaining the tension in the film.

At its core, The Lazarus Project contemplates how far life can be extended and what lengths people are willing to go to get a second chance in life. The film raises questions about the morality of playing God with life and whether it's worth it to bring back someone who has died, even if they are dead set on using their revived state to rectify past misdeeds.

In conclusion, the movie The Lazarus Project from 2008 is an eerie thriller that grips the audience from the start and takes them on an emotional journey. It is a compelling exploration of life, death, and memory that will keep the viewers guessing until the very end. The movie is highly recommended for anyone looking for a riveting thriller with strong performances and an intriguing storyline.

The Lazarus Project is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    1 hr 40 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (19,228)