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Flatliners (1990)

Flatliners (1990)

Five medical students get together one night to assist one of them in dying, and bringing him back, as to learn the secrets of the life after. He comes back alright, after a lucid trip - a tunnel not of light but darkness to whatever's on the other side... and two more of the group decide to take the journey.

Yet it seems that something may have followed from the other side, and as Nelson struggles with his own demons the others compete as to who can stay under the longest before they come back, taking the search for answers further and further with each round. It's a dangerous and morbid game, and each time they get closer and closer to dying for real.

Considering the age of this movie I'm surprised at how good this was. It built up an atmosphere like I haven't seen in some time, the dreams interweave with reality, and as they edge each other onward the suspense just keeps building.

I feel like adding more words to this review will just ruin it at this point. Maybe this is one of the movies that truly started the existential sci-fi era, that reached its peak with movies like Dark World and The Matrix around the shift of millennia. This really was... dark. On a psychological level. On an existential level.

You know what they're really trying to say here. I don't know if I agree with it, but I can't not be impressed by their attempt at it. Or maybe it really was all for the science.

I wonder how the new one compares. It's hard to hope it'll be a match for this one. I don't want to say this one's perfect, so don't get expectations unreasonably high here but: it gave me chills. Whole motion of emotions. Great movie.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome


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