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      Flatliners

      R Released Aug 10, 1990 1h 51m Sci-Fi Drama Horror List
      50% Tomatometer 54 Reviews 59% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings Seeking answers about the afterlife, Chicago medical student Nelson (Kiefer Sutherland) persuades his fellow pupils to help him end his life, and then resuscitate him in the nick of time. Atheist David (Kevin Bacon), playboy Joe (William Baldwin) and troubled Rachel (Julia Roberts) also journey into the unknown, looking for meaning in their own lives. As the experiments become more perilous, each is forced to contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing on the other side. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      While it boasts an impressive cast, striking visuals, and an effective mood, Flatliners never quite jolts its story to life.

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      Anton Bitel Little White Lies a cheesily bombastic film, full of alpha male characters all constantly vying to get in the pants of the only woman in their midst, and endlessly alienating viewers with their masculine swagger and aggressive rivalry. Aug 1, 2022 Full Review John Hartl Seattle Times Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon all bring conviction to these scenes, and William Baldwin, as the most irresponsible of the students, continues to suggest an electric screen presence that rivals his brother Alec. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 1, 2013 Full Review Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer Except for the performances by Roberts and Bacon, which occasionally redeem it, Flatliners is exasperating, a compelling concept unfulfilled. Rated: 2/4 Jul 1, 2013 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) A film that fries your nerves as you watch it. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 11, 2022 Full Review Douglas Davidson Elements of Madness With six brand-new featurettes, a new feature-length audio commentary, and a restoration overseen by cinematographer Jan de Bont, today might just be a great day to die. Aug 23, 2022 Full Review Peter Canavese Celluloid Dreams Ready for a critical reappraisal? This 1990 neo-gothic psychological horror movie attempts to be a modern day version of Frankenstein. Great screenwriter Peter Filardi interview on this Arrow Video 4K that might turn around people who think it's silly. Rated: 3/4 Aug 7, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Killian M A high-concept horror movie from the 90s? Count me in Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/24 Full Review Edvard A Underrated 90s classic. No clue why anyone would be giving this movie a negative review. Great cast, cinematography, plot, direction... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/16/23 Full Review Diane L I haven't seen the remake of 2017 but the 1990 movie was excellent (i was myself a medical student that year...) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/26/23 Full Review Mattheos A A decent movie where "succesfull" bullies get what they deserve! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/19/23 Full Review Steve D Might be better than the remake but it sure isn't good. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review brad p Flatliners is solidly directed, well written, and beautifully shot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Seeking answers about the afterlife, Chicago medical student Nelson (Kiefer Sutherland) persuades his fellow pupils to help him end his life, and then resuscitate him in the nick of time. Atheist David (Kevin Bacon), playboy Joe (William Baldwin) and troubled Rachel (Julia Roberts) also journey into the unknown, looking for meaning in their own lives. As the experiments become more perilous, each is forced to contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing on the other side.
      Director
      Joel Schumacher
      Producer
      Michael Douglas, Rick Bieber
      Screenwriter
      Peter Filardi
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures, RCA/Columbia
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation, Stonebridge Entertainment
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Drama, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 10, 1990, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $58.7M
      Runtime
      1h 51m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby, Magnetic Stereo 6 Track, CDS, Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      70mm
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