Flatliners (1990)


flatliners “Today is a good day to die.” – Nelson

Number of Times Seen – at least twice (Cable in the 90’s and 18 Jul 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A group of talented medical students decide to test the limits of life and death.

My Take on it – I remember seeing this film when it came out and the excitement of having such a young up and coming group of actors taking on such an interesting idea for a film.

Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt and Billy Baldwin all show their future potential here despite their characters being quite stereotypes and feel a bit hollow.

The ideas explored here are very interesting but only scratch the surface of the potential of such a plot and they really missed an opportunity to explore these ideas even more.

I really hope that they correct that error in the upcoming remake of this film that is scheduled for next year.

Bottom Line – Great cast that might have worked better if the plot would have been more concrete. The ideas brought forth here regarding the moments between life and death are done nicely but could have been done even better. I’m actually quite interested in seeing what the remake scheduled for next year has to offer.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Although they appear to be playing medical students at the same stage of their studies Kevin Bacon was in fact many years older than the rest of the main cast. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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