A harrowing and frightening thriller about a man who has everything he's ever loved stripped away from him; and to earn his life and family back, he must face obstacles of mystical origins, endure countless tests of his faith, struggle with his own sanity, and explore the depth and the power of his soul..
Throughout the film you can hear the actual movie score from the movie The Skulls which Paul Walker also stars in as Caleb Mandrake. See more »
This could be a plot device: When Ben Garvey wakes from the dream of his father's suicide, In three different shots, he and Lisa alternate from left to right side of the bed. Additionally, Ben is looking at the same injury on alternate hands. See more »
Daddy, what's the greatest thing you ever saw?
Greatest thing you ever saw. Umm. One time when I was a little boy, I was playing with my slingshot and I saw this Jaybird. I don't know why but I shot him.
You killed a birdie?
I didn't mean to. I don't even know why I shot at him, but I felt so bad, I started praying to God that he would come back. And all of a sudden the Jaybird woke up. He just flew away.
God saved him?
Yeah, I think so.
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The Lazarus Project is directed by John Patrick Glen, who also
co-writes the screenplay with Evan Astrowsky. It stars Paul Walker,
Linda Cardellini, Piper Perabo, Bob Gunton, Malcolm Goodwin and Tony
Curran. Music is by Brian Tyler and cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.
A reformed criminal out on parole is beset by bad luck and finds
himself sentenced to die by lethal injection. Strange then that once
the lethal dose is administered, he wakes up working as a
grounds-keeper at a psychiatric hospital
John Glen's first directing assignment is very much a mixed bag, but if
landing in the DVD/Blu-ray players of the right audience it could well
gain some momentum in the wake of Walker's untimely death.
It's one of those films that operates at a funereal pace and thrives on
other worldly atmosphere. After the introductions to the main character
and his psychological make-up is out the way, pic shifts into a realm
where we, as well as Walker's character, are never sure what is real or
what is going on. Is he in some afterlife place? Is it all in his head?
A dream? Drug induced? And etc. One of the smart things about the movie
is that it binds the audience to the mystery by asking us to fill in
the gaps with our own logic. While crucially the reveal comes at the
right time so as to give us viewers the opportunity to re-evaluate the
various quandaries that the piece has thrown up.
For those who like films like Jacob's Ladder, Shutter Island, The
Jacket et al, then this has to be at the very least of interest, to
warrant the chance to sell itself to those particular sub-genre fans,
besides which, it also shows a string to Walker's acting bow that was
rarely tapped into by other directors. And it's beautifully shot by
Zielinski too. Contemplative, intriguing and even chilling as regards
the various themes it deals with, this Lazarus deserves its own second
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