The Lazarus Project

The Lazarus Project

John Glenn (2008)

12 Certificate


Our Score
A family man and reluctant criminal (played by Fast & Furious regular Paul Walker) gets a second chance at life in Eagle Eye scribe John Patrick Glenn's intriguing if slow-paced directorial debut. Inexplicably finding himself the groundskeeper at a psychiatric hospital, Walker experiences increasingly strange events that leave him questioning his situation. Suspenseful scoring and gloomy visuals heighten the initially strong sense of mystery and unease, before a plainly bogus twist sends the hole-filled tale into the realms of total ridiculousness and a way-too-neat ending. Ultimately, it's a pretty undemanding project for a low-key Walker, who performs well despite often having little to do but look mournful and confused, and there's a decent, if underused, turn from Bob Gunton (The Shawshank Redemption) as the sinisterly benevolent institute boss.


A former criminal slips back into a life of crime and ends up facing execution. However, after the lethal injection, he comes round in a strange community where he is told he has been given a second chance - but will die if he tries to leave. Determined to see his family again, he sets out to uncover the truth behind this strange town. Thriller, with Paul Walker and Piper Perabo.

Cast & Crew

Ben Garvey Paul Walker
Lisa Garvey Piper Perabo
Katie Garvey Brooklynn Proulx
Father Ezra Bob Gunton
Avery Lambert Wilson
Julie Ingram Linda Cardellini
William Reeds Tony Curran
Robbie Malcolm Goodwin
Director John Glenn
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray