The Lazarus Effect

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Talent wasted in scary but cliché resurrection tale.

PG-13 2015 83 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Live Forever

No Blockbuster epic like Big Hero 6, but some classic test lab horror made in nearly an hour when Found Footage streaming was the king in mid 2010s. The typical bring back some to life gone wrong movie with clumsy dialogue, and impressive effects. Consumerism includes Video Games and in violence a demon going awry.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 15+

No oscar winner but still fun to watch

This is standard horror movie fare- jump scenes, crescendos, possession- the works. A lot of it could be categorized as "formulaic", although it is quite a refresher for hollywood to bring back the sci-fi elements in horror. The content in the film is light- no violence at all. But the terror is intense at moments- especially when the camera girl is searching for Olivia Wilde's possessed character in the dark. The film has the same intensity as a film I saw as a kid by the name of "Darkness Falls" back in '04. If they can handle that- they can handle this.

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