A clever thriller, bolstered by three great performances.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
By strict definition, any movie featuring Robert De Niro as a spoon-bending clairvoyant superstar ought to hold a few cards up its sleeve.
| Original Score: 2/4
A lot of talent comes up empty in "Red Lights," a thriller that doesn't thrill.
| Original Score: 2/5
With the sort of last-minute plot twist that sank M. Night Shyamalan's career, Red Lights comes to an unexpected, risible end.
| Original Score: 1/4
One of the worst movies of this or any other year.
| Original Score: 0/5
Cortes made "Buried," which means he has more good work to offer. Better luck next film.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
For its first two acts, the movie had me in its grip. Then it comes apart.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Red Lights culminates with a twist ending that doesn't just change everything that came previously, it actually negates the entirety of the film.
How did a cast like this sign on for a movie like this?
One of the most preposterous and incoherent films of 2012...
It's not so much the narrative sleight-of-hand that is irksome, as the implication that there may have been a better movie lurking in there the whole time.
Someone should have stopped Red Lights.
They should have known that a levitating De Niro was simply a séance too far.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Cortes continues to challenge magical thinking, but ultimately submits to it. The only mystery is which of the characters will turn the screw of the twist ending.
Fans of all-star catastrophes are advised to see it early and often.
Red Lights goes astray on so many levels that I gave up trying to figure it out before the end of the second reel.
This half-clever mess of a thriller, Red Lights, gets some mileage out of its novel premise.
| Original Score: B-
Red Lights reaches for a The Sixth Sense-style twist and whiffs it completely.
This movie boasts a few lurid, gothic shocks and culminates in a startling outburst of violence, but it's got nothing to say (beyond the repeated insistence that it's got many dark and troubling things to say).
Stultifying from start to finish, this mess of a movie is supremely incoherent -- plot-, dialogue- and character-wise.
| Original Score: .5/5
Why wait for the next M. Night Shyamalan fiasco to vent your spleen when another director has beaten him to it?
| Original Score: 1/5
By the finale ... Red Lights has become unbelievable in a way that can't possibly have been intended.
The clue's in the title: don't go.
A self-important psychic thriller may attract indiscriminate fans of all things paranormal but becomes increasingly incoherent and infuriating.
Instead of adding to the experience, the pic's ill-conceived twists amount to a severe miscalculation on Cortes' part.
The movie just sort of... peters out, as the fights between good and evil become less intellectual and more physical, and thus more common.
| Original Score: C+