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Sarah Bolger
'Lazarus Effect' dead on arrival

First-time feature director David Gelb tries to create lively scares out of the bringing-back-the-dead film genre with "The Lazarus Effect." The best he gets are a few nervous twitches. His feature has little more substance than a cable sci-fi movie that starts with a decent idea but gets jumbled by so many predictable and worn out tropes the evil of big business, the sins of playing God, the wackiness of quirky scientists, the danger of an evil canine that by the time the closing credits come 83 minutes later (and it will seem much longer) the finale is a mangled mess so convoluted the only thing Gelb could do was just stop the film. It was easy to stop as nothing really good...