A question as old as mankind and a good script produced very interesting thriller, and when we add to that a great cast we get something that will keep our attention for an hour and half and maybe make us wonder about the great unknown. This is also the main obstacle that Flatlines didn’t manage to overcome. If you’re going to ask questions about a subject that’s so polarizing andFlatliners [1990] Movie Review Recommendation Poster ultimately abstract, you have to have some answers. They took that theme and spun around it a web of sub-plots and engaging,  young characters. This is actually a movie about their efforts to learn what happens after death, so don’t expect some deep and thought-provoking elements. This being said, I applaud the decision to make a movie about this subject in this way. Breaking rules and seeking knowledge above everything else. We see how different characters go about their common goal and how those young and engaging scientist are losing objectivity embroiled in their own emotional problems and dilemmas.

A couple medical students are intrigued by what comes after death, so they decide to conduct an experiment where they will be dead for a few minutes and then revived in hopes of seeing what comes after this life. After being pronounced dead for one minute, the first of them comes back with visions of his childhood and after that experience, the rest of them join in. Are they really seeing the afterlife and what does this all mean is up to you to find out, enjoy.

Director: Joel Schumacher

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Kimberly Scott

Fun Stuff: The film’s depiction of cardiopulmonary resuscitation is commonly regarded as inaccurate. While defibrillation is of no use if a patient has truly flatlined, it is possible for a patient to be in ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia, and still be revived with use of paddles.


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099582/

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