Friday, May 1, 2009

Flatliners (1990)

3.5 / 5
Tagline: Some lines shouldn't be crossed.
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Written by: Peter Filardi
Actors include: Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Length: 115 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This is more of a thriller, but it's got an all-star cast and it's darned captivating. In fact as a kid it was one of my favorites, now it seems a little erm cheesy but it's still entertaining. A group of Medical students start experimenting with temporary death experiences. It's extremely dangerous but they put themselves under in order to experience strange memories and things that are unresolved. The getting to know the characters thing is actually a delight here and although it's pretty void of horror the concepts are really where the frightening stuff comes in. It's pretty well assembled, explained and well it's simply likeable even if it's not going to offer you any scares I'd say watch it!

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