Flatliners (1990) Movie Review

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Flatliners (1990)

1990 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
115 minutes / 1h 55min

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Flatliners Plot Synopsis:

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure.

Flatliners (1990) Review

Flatliners (1990) is directed by Joel Schumacher as drama, horror, sci-fi movie. Flatliners was nominated for 1 Oscar Award and nominated for 2 other awards. Flatliners had an estimated $26 million movie budget and received $61.4 million at the US box office.

Kiefer Sutherland plays a medical student who successfully persuades his classmates Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon to take part in a reckless experiment as they all flatline together at different intervals. Testing the theory of life after death, the classmates kill themselves by temporarily shutting down, flatlining their heart and brain to experience clinical death briefly. Sutherland goes first and experiences death for himself, each of the other classmate’s flatline for an increasingly longer period. All is good until they start to realize that something came back with them as punishment for cheating death.

Flatliners is full of chilling suspense, thrills, fear, and redemption. I enjoyed watching this film throughout. I felt the thrill that the cast felt as they cheated death. Then, I felt the terror as they were hunted later in the film. Flatliners tackles many genres that are hard to juggle very well. Every horror fan is recommended to watch this film.

  • Flatliners Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.11
  • IMDB: 6.6
  • MetaCritic: 5.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.8

About Flatliners 1990

Title: Flatliners
Year: 1990
Runtime: 115 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
Reviewer: Score: 3.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.06/5 stars from 73,030 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 73,030 MPAA Rating: R
Flatliners Cast Starring: Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Patricia Belcher, Beth Grant, Jeff Dlugolecki, Susan French, Oliver Platt, Ilona Margolis, Hope Davis, John Benjamin Martin, Zoaunne LeRoy, K.K. Dodds, Kimberly Scott, Gonzo Gonzalez, Ingrid Oliu, Afram Bill Williams, Raymond Hanis, Deborah Thompson Duda, Tom Kurlander, Elinore O'Connell, Nili Levi, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Amy Rochelle, Anne James, Julia Roberts, Sanna Vraa, Lyne Odums, Natsuko Ohama, William Baldwin, Nicole Niblack
Flatliners Writers: NA
Flatliners Director: Joel Schumacher
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language: English
Country: USA