Though nowhere near as fascinating or as well-written as last year’s Lucy, Director David Gelb’s The Lazarus Effect does have a few interesting thoughts concerning the human brain and some scary/shocking moments.
However, these are mostly in the middle of the film and, then, its ending violates the primary victim’s shown victory-over-self in favor of Writers Luke Dawson’s and Jeremy Slater’s FU conclusion so typical of “B” horror films.
The saving grace is Olivia Wilde, who gives an extremely watchable performance. Why she gets second billing to Mark Duplass is the real horror/mystery.
I give The Lazarus Effect a 3 out of 5.