Flatliners (2017) Movie Review

Flatliners (2017) Hindi Movie Storyline

Flatliners (2017): Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.

A medical student, Courtney, is obsessed with the idea of the afterlife, wanting to find out what happens after death. She invites fellow students Jamie and Sophia to join her in an experiment, in an unused hospital room: using defibrillation to stop her heart for sixty seconds while recording her brain, and then reviving her. She assures them they would not be held responsible for any accidents. Sophia is against this, but Jamie does it anyway. After sixty seconds, they panic as they are unable to revive her, but eventually manage to with the help of fellow student Ray. Later, Marlo, a rival of Ray, arrives and learns of the experiment.

Flatliners (2017) Overview

Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Sci-fi

Original Language: English

Director: Niels Arden Oplev

Producer: Laurence Mark, Michael Douglas, Peter Safran

Writer: Ben Ripley

Release Date (Theaters): Sep 29, 2017  Wide

Release Date (Streaming): Jun 5, 2019

Box Office (Gross USA): $16.9M

Runtime: 1h 48m

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Production Co: Laurence Mark Productions, Safran Company

Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

Flatliners (2017) Movie Review

Personally liked the 1990 ‘Flatliners’. It wasn’t perfect, but it was stylish, fun, and with some chills, making the most of a concept that at the time was very different. It also strikes me as one of Joel Schumacher’s most underrated films and an example of not all Schumacher’s films being overblown camp. Immediately had doubts hearing there was a remake, ‘Flatliners’ was one of those films that didn’t need a remake in any shape or form. However, the cast didn’t seem too bad on paper (Ellen Page and Diego Luna have shown performances that were at least capable in the past), it was written by Ben Ripley (who did some fine work for ‘Source Code’) and it was directed by Niels Arden Oplev of the excellent Swedish ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ fame. So actually, despite questioning the point, there was hope. Sadly, ‘Flatliners’ (2017) failed to live up to any of its potential that it could have potentially had with the right execution.

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