Originally conceived as a sequel to Forrest Gump, this film captures all of the Forrest Gump atmosphere without falling into the trap of repeating it. Look for Tom Hanks in a minor supporting role. The special effects were great and the original music brought me back to the 60's. Paul Walker is a gem. A few mistakes happen here and there. A cordless phone is used and we all know that there were no cordless phones in 1867. I liked Rom Potovsky as the Gatekeeper, he is also the voice of the Chevy trucks commercials. This film reminds me of The Godfather in so many ways. First, it's a <more>
crime movie, and also, it's about crime. There are many great scenes involving tires and wheels that are different thing to see in a movie.
I have to admit this movie really surprised me. It did not seem to be a popular movie among IMDb users. However, as far as i am concerned the plot is very interesting despite the fact that it is a little bit slow. Actors did a very good job.I have to say this is one of those type of movies where you are wondering most of the time what is going on or how things are going to turn out in the end. Personally, i had different versions of how this movie was going to end before the actual end of it and none of them were right. The Lazarus Project is a deep movie where love and the feeling of guilt <more>
are closely intertwined.In short, The Lazarus Project is not a brainless movie which entertains you. It wants You to be a part of it, as well as to think, feel and breath the together with actors.
Intriguing and truly amazing film. This film not only has an amazing plot twist it also shows the raw and sincere talent of the recently deceased Paul Walker. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries or to someone who watched and enjoyed shutter island. If you do not watch this i promise you are missing out on a astonishing performance by all of the cast.I think the film has something we can all relate to, I personally am i very hard person to please but this film 100% did the trick.It is a travesty that Paul Walker is no longer with us he was an amazing actor and you <more>
could tell by all of his performances how dedicated he was to his roles. RIP.
A great underrated gem of a movie (by PersianPlaya408)
This film is one of the most underrated films I have seen that came out in recent years. I found the subject matter very original and thought-provoking. Paul Walker plays a man who experiences something which seems to be fatal, and is transformed into a new life with a second chance, but can't figure out if he actually died an is reborn, or if he survived the incident but is given a new life. It has a nice psychological appeal to it, as well as fresh cinematography and musical score to go with it. Kudos to Jerzy Zielnski for shooting it well an Brian Tyler's suitable music.I can't <more>
say Paul Walker was stunning in the lead, but he was convincing, as he was in Running Scared which is another great film. I thought Lazarus Project is an original, innovative, entertaining, thriller that still manages to make some interesting arguments rather than just being about special effects, action and the usual Hollywood antics. I was impressed. 9/10 #184 on my list of all time favorite movies.
It disturbs me to see many of these "reviews" on here. The film is designed to make the viewer think. If you do not wish to actually use your brain, don't watch this movie. Story line is great with maybe a few flaws, but no film is perfect. The plot brings to light the emotional and psychological toll life events can have on an individual. The film was steady paced up to the climax. Your attention is kept at the turn of every corner as a new piece to the puzzle is brought forward with doubt and mystery. Pay attention to the little things. I personally had the movie figured out <more>
about half way in. However, I happened to notice every small and subtle detail. In the end it is a story of morals, determination, and the fact that a persons past is what creates who they are. If you enjoy a story that makes you reflect back on your own life and experiences, give this film a watch. Keep an open and focused mind, and you will not be disappointed.
The different posts and reviews for this movie has one thing in common. They all say its a slow-paced movie. And thats what made me write this review. I will not dwell much on the story because the story itself is the main interest in this film. Rather, I would just discuss the so called 'slowness' of the film. For the people who said this is slow: What did you expect? A 10 min long movie? This movie is not slow. Period. The film is very well paced and fast. I did not find a frame in the movie to get up from my seat or even blink. Thats how fast this movie is. I do not really <more>
understand the understandings of cine-lovers when they say its not a well paced film. Really! Watch this movie. A great movie with a great storyline. Hollywood had started to getting boring the last few months and this movie breaks that numbness. Another great thriller. 8/10, Undoubtedly.
Derivative but highly watchable psycho-drama (by bob_gilmore1)
After facing lethal injection for a multiple murder that he happened to be the only survivor of, our hero awakens to find that he is the grounds keeper at a mental hospital for priests deep in the forests of Oregon. He faces the normal confusion that would be expected by such a turn of events but actually starts to get used to this second chance at life even though he has been told by a visionary figure that he can not ever return to his old life with his wife and child. Things really start getting weird after that.While the film is sharply derivative of many other better films ranging from <more>
"The Shining" to "Jacob's Ladder" it gets by and remains entertaining because it is the type of film that hits it's modest targets squarely on. The pacing is not exactly brisk so if you require your movies to keep you awake and alert then this might not be the DVD rental for you but this psychological drama is definitely worth a rental especially if you like this type of stuff
Just finished watching this and I must say i am glad i saw it...Many viewers have commented that the movie is very slow paced, esp to start with but i disagree.I think the director got the pacing spot on.The movie is about an ex-con played by Paul walker who is trying to start a new life and make it good for himself and his family but fate has other plans and he is pushed back into the world he is so badly trying to escape...soon we find out that nothing is wat it seems and the movie is thrilling all the way..All the actors do justice to their roles and the screenplay is tight and <more>
gripping....its a nice thriller with a lot of emotions as well....Paul walker is getting type-cast but i guess thats because he is so good at these kinda movies/roles....all in all a movie worth your time and money and i would certainly recommend it......8/10