Red Lights Reviews

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
August 10, 2012
A clever thriller, bolstered by three great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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.
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
August 9, 2012
"The X-Files" is long gone. Hail and farewell. But its spirit lives on in "Red Lights." Hail, hail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
August 2, 2012
A lot of talent comes up empty in "Red Lights," a thriller that doesn't thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 2, 2012
With the sort of last-minute plot twist that sank M. Night Shyamalan's career, Red Lights comes to an unexpected, risible end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
July 26, 2012
One of the worst movies of this or any other year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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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
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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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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
July 16, 2012
Red Lights culminates with a twist ending that doesn't just change everything that came previously, it actually negates the entirety of the film.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 13, 2012
How did a cast like this sign on for a movie like this?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 13, 2012
One of the most preposterous and incoherent films of 2012...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
July 13, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 12, 2012
Someone should have stopped Red Lights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 12, 2012
They should have known that a levitating De Niro was simply a séance too far.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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July 12, 2012
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.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
July 12, 2012
Fans of all-star catastrophes are advised to see it early and often.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 12, 2012
Red Lights goes astray on so many levels that I gave up trying to figure it out before the end of the second reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 11, 2012
This half-clever mess of a thriller, Red Lights, gets some mileage out of its novel premise.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
July 11, 2012
Red Lights reaches for a The Sixth Sense-style twist and whiffs it completely.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 11, 2012
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).
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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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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
July 10, 2012
Why wait for the next M. Night Shyamalan fiasco to vent your spleen when another director has beaten him to it?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
July 10, 2012
By the finale ... Red Lights has become unbelievable in a way that can't possibly have been intended.
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Ben Walters
Time Out
June 14, 2012
The clue's in the title: don't go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
February 10, 2012
A self-important psychic thriller may attract indiscriminate fans of all things paranormal but becomes increasingly incoherent and infuriating.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
January 23, 2012
Instead of adding to the experience, the pic's ill-conceived twists amount to a severe miscalculation on Cortes' part.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
January 21, 2012
The movie just sort of... peters out, as the fights between good and evil become less intellectual and more physical, and thus more common.
Full Review | Original Score: C+