Saturday, 13 September 2014

The Lazarus Project (2008)

Title - The Lazarus Project

Year of release - 2008

Genre - Mystery/Thriller

Length - 1 hour 40 mins

Rating - 15

Director - John Patrick Glenn

Writer(s) - John Glenn and Evan Atrowsky

Who is in it? - Paul Walker as Ben Garvey, Piper Perabo as Lisa Garvey, Bob Gunton as Father Ezra, Lambert Wilson as Avery, Linda Cardellini as Julie Ingram and Malcolm Goodwin as Robbie to name a few.

What's it about? - Ben's (Walker) brother Ricky is out from prison and gets in contact over a plan he has for one last job. Initially Ben says no until he is let go from his job, which changes his mind and he agrees to go along. The job goes south and Ricky is dead along with some security and police officers. Ben being the last criminal alive takes the rap for the whole thing and is sentenced to death. One minute Ben is having a lethal injection, the next he is with Father Ezra (Gunton) and begins working as a caretaker for a psychiatric unit. All Ben wants is to get back to his family but many obstacles are put in his way. Surrounded by mysterious goings on and a lot of questions to be answered Ben fights against his own sanity until he discovers that nothing is as it seems.

Is it any good? - This is my favorite role portrayed by Paul Walker, the way he plays his character is so realistic. Full of suspense and mystery this film makes you question what is on going, it makes you feel apart of the film guessing at why what is happening happens.

Why should I watch it? - If you loved Shutter Island you will love this film also. The acting is superb and the storyline is written so well to portray the mystery and suspense.

How do you rate it overall? -10/10

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