The Lazarus Project (2008)


“There’s a struggle. How do you live if you’re ruled by your past? But, how do you let go of a past that made you?” – Julie

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Sep 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A criminal who has gone straight in dragged into one last heist.

My Take on it – This is a film that has a very interesting premise that is unfortunately not presented as well as it probably could have.

They leave too much left open for us to try and figure out on our own but that leaves too many holes in the plot itself.

They do a fine job showing us the themes of redemption, forgiveness and rehabilitation, but something is still lacking along the way.

I can’t really say that any of the characters come across as stand out that help make this even more interesting to watch and instead it all just feels as if they do just an average job trying to make us believe the story.

The mysterious aspects of the plot are ok, but again, nothing feels too innovative or groundbreaking and it just rehashes ideas from other films.

The story unfortunately also drags a bit in the middle and better editing might have helped it move along at a better, more interesting pace.

Bottom Line – The premise seems much more interesting that it really is. Too much is left open for us to try and figure out on our own. Liked the themes of redemption, forgiveness and of course rehabilitation that are presented here.  None of the characters really stand out which leaves this to be an average film about a new way to try and rehabilitate criminals. The mystery is ok, but drags along a bit too much for its own good.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Throughout the film you can hear the actual movie score from the movie The Skulls which Paul Walker also stars in as Caleb Mandrake. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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