Red Lights (2012)
Average Rating: 4.8/10
Reviews Counted: 86
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 61
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Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 24
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Veteran paranormal researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) debunk fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena by detecting what Matheson calls "red lights," the subtle tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence. But when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Niro)comes out of retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless adversary Matheson warns Buckley to back off, fearing reprisal from the
Jul 13, 2012 Limited
Oct 2, 2012
Millenium Entertainment - Official Site
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The film doesn't offer the sense of release, or of surprise, that it seems to take for granted.
"The X-Files" is long gone. Hail and farewell. But its spirit lives on in "Red Lights." Hail, hail.
By strict definition, any movie featuring Robert De Niro as a spoon-bending clairvoyant superstar ought to hold a few cards up its sleeve.
A lot of talent comes up empty in "Red Lights," a thriller that doesn't thrill.
It's crushingly disappointing when it falls apart so completely in the second half.
It almost feels like an occult thriller that has slowly transformed into a comedy -- and you didn't even notice.
Red Lights has a decent premise, but the script lets the actors down. While it has interesting twists and bucks convention, the story is just far too weak to be enjoyable.
A fun caper thinly veiled as a supernatural thriller - a mystery loaded with all the tricks and devices recently made popular by M. Night Shyamalan.
The fact that Red Lights' action doesn't operate in a recognizable universe, however, is a constant problem.
The degree to which Red Lights ultimately peters out is nothing short of spectacular...
It's nonsense on a plot level but played seriously without nearly enough personality or edge. Even the film's undeniably talented cast can't save it.
By the time the film reaches its convoluted, bombastic and preposterous climax, any sense of real magic that it once conveyed has utterly vanished.
Filmed in Spain and Canada, Red Lights is limply staged and even more uninspiringly shot - everywhere looks like nowhere. The effect of all this is a total lack of emotional connection to these characters right from the start.
Red Lights ends with much fury, and it only underscores how silly the whole misfortunate thing has become.
Audience Reviews for Red Lights
- Simon Silver: It is the deep, painful urgency of the animal forced to live in darkness which finally opens its eyes and voraciously demands light with a howl of rage!
- Tom Buckley: You can't deny yourself forever.
- Tom Buckley: And today it'll be over...for you and for me.
- Simon Silver: Can you trust, me?
- Simon Silver: What can you really know?
- Dr. Margaret Matheson: He's dangerous Tom...stay away from him.
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