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Red Lights Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 7, 2005
Barely makes it into the passing lane. It's stop-and-go all the way.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 8, 2004
Is it a memorable cinematic experience? Oddly, no.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 27, 2004
Noirishly atmospheric, Red Lights proceeds with caution for much of its length, rarely getting up to cruising speed.
Marcy Dermansky
September 5, 2004
Take a bickering couple, put them in a car, get the driver drunk, add some terrible traffic and an escaped killer, and you've got "Red Lights," a movie I recommend to no one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 16, 2004
Admirable in its cinematographic conception, but too many minor characters introduce aspects that need explaining but are ignored.
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 6, 2005
A peculiar and occasionally engaging thriller that unfortunately lacks thrills.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 14, 2004
But there's a line between suspense and mere annoyance, a line director Kahn is either flagrantly ignoring or just doesn't understand.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
December 23, 2004
A film of pat psychology
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine
August 19, 2004
Even normally radiant Bouquet can't save Red Lights from its flawed logic and uneven tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
September 11, 2004
Some viewers, such as this one, may find themselves thinking: 'None of this would be happening if the bartenders at French roadhouses refused to serve alcohol to the designated driver.'
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
October 8, 2004
A weird road-trip spin on Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 8, 2004
The film, like the cheap double-scotches quaffed down by the central character, leaves a distinctly sour aftertaste that's hard to wash away the morning after.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
December 23, 2004
Before it turns into a thriller, and goes badly awry, Red Lights paints a devastating little portrait of a marriage on the rocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 6, 2005
Everything that ensues is exactly what we expect to ensue, doled out with a fastidiousness that places too high a priority on verisimilitude and not enough on, y'know, entertainment.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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AV Club
July 13, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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James Berardinelli
October 7, 2004
One of the best thrillers I have seen this year: tight, taut, and unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 16, 2004
Contentious sparks fly off the screen, for Kahn has chosen the most vicious of battlefields for his dramatic grid - an unhappy marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 2, 2004
The power of suggestion is so strong in Red Lights that, when it ends, you may feel like the whole movie was in your mind.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 8, 2004
As thrillers go, this one is domestic, mundane and hypnotic.
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