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Flatliners (2017)

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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.

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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. Written by heatmiser73

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Cross the line. Death will follow you back. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated PG - 13 for violence and terror, sexual content, language, thematic material, and some drug references | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,574,326, 1 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,866,403, 16 November 2017
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Trivia

At the end of the movie, a voice-over says: "Some lines should not be crossed", which is the tagline of the 1990 version. See more »

Goofs

After Sophia's resuscitation, Ray carries her to speed up their escape from the cleaning crew. In one scene Sophia's head is on Ray's left shoulder, in the other scene, it's on the right. See more »

Quotes

[to Courtney, before flatlining her]
Jamie: Now I'm going to kill you.
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It's not a remake, but that's still not an excuse.
1 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

There's been this trend in recent years to remake iconic or at least popular movies from earlier years. For the most part these movies have been met with yawns, disinterest and have been rightfully savaged by the critics and viewers. Occasionally you get a good movie out of it but more often then not it's just a big, costly mistake. And so to get around this studios no longer refer to these movies as remakes, but "reimaginings". The idea is take the concept of the movie and and try different things. This still doesn't make it a good idea.

The 80's version of Flatliners was an interesting movie. The concept of a group of medical students flatlining and then coming back was original. It brought with it elements of horror, existentialism and how our choices can affect both ourselves and others.

This one? I struggled to find a positive to give to it and I still can't. This is a bad movie from every single point of view I can give. It follows the same story of a group of medical students who in effect kill themselves for a short period of time to see what's on the "other side". Then before brain damage can occur they are brought back but each brings back with them something from their past and they are in effect haunted by this.

It's really the same story as the original even if it's executed in a different way. There's nothing else that needs to be said. Same thing but worse.

Save your money and rent the original if you want to see this. You'll be happier and it won't cost you as much.


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