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Red Lights Reviews

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Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 14, 2013
It's crushingly disappointing when it falls apart so completely in the second half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jennifer Tate
June 13, 2012
This dark and occasionally chilling thriller starts off well, but eventually lands itself in implausible territory, wasting its stellar cast and creditable performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
September 18, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Adam Litovitz
Globe and Mail
August 10, 2012
The film doesn't offer the sense of release, or of surprise, that it seems to take for granted.
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
June 17, 2012
It begins in reasonably sensible fashion before descending into a morass of wild plot turns that betray both the characters and the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Nordine
Slant Magazine
July 12, 2012
That all the good things--and there are several--Red Lights has going for it are ultimately in service of an ending that might even make M. Night Shyamalan cringe represents one of the year's biggest missed opportunities.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 29, 2012
With its final reel contortion, a film that wears its intelligence like a full body disguise, unzips, to reveal something like Sloth Fratelli from The Goonies.
Siobhan Synnot
June 10, 2012
Never a dull moment, but rarely a good one either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
June 14, 2012
Leaving too much of an increasingly contrived film in Murphy's hands when he's not a leading man ensures that neither Weaver's nor De Diro's even more fitful presence is sufficient to save the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 25, 2012
For its first two acts, the movie had me in its grip. Then it comes apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
July 12, 2012
Fans of all-star catastrophes are advised to see it early and often.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 26, 2012
Cortes made "Buried," which means he has more good work to offer. Better luck next film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
October 5, 2012
It almost feels like an occult thriller that has slowly transformed into a comedy -- and you didn't even notice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
July 11, 2012
Stultifying from start to finish, this mess of a movie is supremely incoherent -- plot-, dialogue- and character-wise.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
August 2, 2012
By strict definition, any movie featuring Robert De Niro as a spoon-bending clairvoyant superstar ought to hold a few cards up its sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kirk Honeycutt
July 17, 2012
Rodrigo Cortes amps up the genre material so heavily that whatever he's trying to say about paranormal activity becomes incoherent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
Tim Grierson
Screen International
July 5, 2012
This ambitious, unwieldy, operatic film sure isn't boring but also, sadly, isn't very good.
Alison Willmore
July 12, 2012
It loses momentum and the sense of the unexpected that gave it fuel. Its most operatic moments are actually its weakest.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Edward Douglas
July 9, 2012
Instead of creating a definitive thriller based around psychic phenomena, Courts delivers a bland and obvious movie that loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Richard Roeper
July 26, 2012
One of the worst movies of this or any other year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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