A fun caper thinly veiled as a supernatural thriller - a mystery loaded with all the tricks and devices recently made popular by M. Night Shyamalan.
| Original Score: 6/10
A clever thriller, bolstered by three great performances.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
"The X-Files" is long gone. Hail and farewell. But its spirit lives on in "Red Lights." Hail, hail.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: B
Red Lights culminates with a twist ending that doesn't just change everything that came previously, it actually negates the entirety of the film.
RED LIGHTS' very subtle writing, editing, and music create a mood of uneasiness and mistrust... It's magnificently off-kilter and constantly gripping.
| Original Score: 3/5
A chance to see whether you are a skeptic or a true believer in psychic phenomena.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Bogs down in its middle acts, losing track of the epic struggle it sets up, but rallies for a fine finale that most won't guess until it shows up
| Original Score: 2.5/4
This half-clever mess of a thriller, Red Lights, gets some mileage out of its novel premise.
| Original Score: B-
The journey certainly proves more rewarding than the destination, but quite a journey it is.
If it wasn't for the acting talent that his [CortÚs] latest film has attracted, Red Lights would have fallen at the first hurdle - however curious we may be at its subject matter.
Cortes lets slip a few discordant notes, notably during the overwrought - and pointlessly over-explained - finale, but for the most part Red Lights proves that his cinematic sleight of hand is spookily good.
The first hour of Red Lights is pretty good, there is a great rapport between Weaver and Murphy and enough plot development to keep you intrigued.
Ultimately suffers from excess in almost every department.
It's the kind of semi-savvy pulp nonsense that'll do if your first choice is sold out.
More slippery than it first seems, with an ending over-explained but hardly over-rationalised.
Red Lights has an interesting premise and Weaver is on top form at the start.
A solid, if a little dry, attempt at paranormal thrills.
At the end of a long night, it's an effective thriller that could have done with sticking to its strengths.
A starry cast, curious premise and well-crafted shocks make for an ambitious thriller that ekes - and eeks - out the tension to its iffy finale.