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Red Lights Reviews

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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
July 25, 2012
If you care at all about intelligent genre cinema that doesn't paint by numbers, you've got to buy a ticket to 'Red Lights', warts and all.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Patrick Z. McGavin
Boston Phoenix
July 25, 2012
The initial poetry of terror gives way to a wildly baroque and incident-packed plot that proves hyperbolic, mannered, and ridiculously overwrought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 24, 2012
Things wind up to a fevered pitch before a rewind, like "The Prestige," but without any rabbit coming out of the hat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
July 20, 2012
Overblown and nonsensical, even for this type of thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
July 19, 2012
Flimsy and faltering, it's a fraudulent disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
July 18, 2012
The conclusion is unsatisfactory - indeed, it's frustrating and disappointing...By the end of the film, you'll either be confused, angry or both.
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
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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.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 14, 2012
The American movie industry desperately needs a clever mystery thriller, but the sophomoric, nauseating and increasingly preposterous Red Lights fails to rise to that call.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.8/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
July 14, 2012
RED LIGHTS' very subtle writing, editing, and music create a mood of uneasiness and mistrust... It's magnificently off-kilter and constantly gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 13, 2012
Directing from his own script, Rodrigo Cortés goes downhill in a story that goes limp in what is billed as a "mind-blowing conclusion" confrontation.
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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?
Read More | 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
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
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
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.
Dan Fienberg
July 12, 2012
I'm pretty sure that "Red Lights" is a fascinating failure -- and possibly an oddball cult film in-the-making -- but a failure none-the-less.
| Original Score: C
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
July 12, 2012
High-minded thriller about professional paranormal debunkers gets off to a strong start but loses focus halfway through.
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