Watch: Flatliners 1990 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life.
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One of Schumachers better ones
I recall seeing this movie three times, first in the early 90s, then 00s and now I just saw it again and each time I’ve grown more fond of it. There is something in Schumachers style that drags me into it. The story is OK, nothing really remarkable. It’s one part ghost story, one part medical thriller, one part love triangle.
What really makes this movie worthwhile is Schumachers direction. He’s got a very good eye for this Gothic style. One might wonder why the school was so poorly lit, or what exactly was the place they did their experiments at, but it’s all for the mood, it’s all style. Sometimes style does go over substance, but in this case they work hand in hand. The Gothic architecture and gloomy late autumnal Chicago are just what this movie needed. Just like The Lost Boys IS small town sunny California. Schumacher should’ve stuck to this style which clearly is his forte, but sadly he has since had a very varying career with only occasional hits.
The cast is great, all of the stars have gone a long way since. Makes one only wonder what could’ve become of William Baldwin had he made better career moves. He is very good in this movie. I’ve always liked Kiefer Sutherland as a movie actor, and he does a remarkable job here too. I really would’ve rather seen him as a full time movie actor rather than going for TV.
There is only one thing that bothers me in this movie and it’s the story in all it’s simplicity. If people have had near death experiences before and have come back to tell, what new did this crew try to achieve? If not only have personal experience of death, but I got the idea most of them were in it for the science. Why risk brain damage and gamble with life for something you will not get any proof anyway. Especially given that they are medical students, the story is not 100 % believable, but like I stated earlier, watch this movie more for the mood.
I’m glad it’s already been so long since the 90s so one can start appreciate the movies of this decade again without getting caught on the hairdos and such.
flat, yet quite round
Back when Joel Schumacher was still making good movies (that is, before he got into “Batman and Robin” and such things), he directed the eerie “Flatliners”, about medical students conducting experiments in which they make each other temporarily dead. But what if their experiments go too far? Admittedly, this is one of the most improbable plots ever, but it’s still a very good movie. Kiefer Sutherland, with his menacing face, is perfect for the lead role. It’s interesting to see Julia Roberts before she got all obsessed with looking “perfect” in every role. Other cast members include Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt and Hope Davis (in her debut).
All in all, you may be nervous about conducting any kind of experiment after watching this movie. Like “Frankenstein” and “Jurassic Park”, it shows that we shouldn’t get too confident with science. Very well done.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min), 1 hr 50 min (110 min) (Finland)
Genre Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Joel Schumacher
Writer Peter Filardi
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo (RCA Sound Recording), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,129 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2022 remaster), Dolby Vision, Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384), 70 mm (blow-up) (Eastman 5384)