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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.

Director:

Niels Arden Oplev

Writers:

Peter Filardi (story by), Ben Ripley (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Page ... Courtney
Diego Luna ... Ray
Nina Dobrev ... Marlo
James Norton ... Jamie
Kiersey Clemons ... Sophia
Kiefer Sutherland ... Dr. Barry Wolfson
Madison Brydges ... Tessa
Jacob Soley ... Alex
Anna Arden ... Alicia
Miguel Anthony ... Cyrus Gudgeon
Jenny Raven ... Irina Wong
Beau Mirchoff ... Brad Mauser
Charlotte McKinney ... Girl on Bicycle
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Sophia's Mother
Steve Byers ... Marlo's Brother
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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You Haven't Lived Until You've Died See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Línea mortal: Al límite See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

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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Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ellen Page also voiced and motion captured the lead character Jodie Holmes from the 2013 video game Beyond: Two Souls (2013). The game explores the "infraworld" which is analogous to the world after death where the souls reside. Ellen Page's character in the game also experiences supernatural activities and communicates with entities from the "other side." See more »

Goofs

When Sophia ( Kiersey Clemons) comes back to life and the cleaning crew is getting closer, she is barefoot. When Ray (Diego Luna) is carrying her out, we can see that she has her shoes on. See more »

Quotes

[in the evening before his flatline]
Jamie: It's a great day to die!
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Featured in Box Office: Episode dated 28 September 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Wind Quintet in G Minor, Op. 56
Written by Franz Danzi
Performed by Michael Thompson Wind Ensemble
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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It's not a remake, but that's still not an excuse.
1 October 2017 | by Java_JoeSee 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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