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Red Lights Reviews

August 10, 2012
A clever thriller, bolstered by three great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 10, 2012
The film doesn't offer the sense of release, or of surprise, that it seems to take for granted.
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
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
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
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
July 26, 2012
One of the worst movies of this or any other year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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
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
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.
July 13, 2012
How did a cast like this sign on for a movie like this?
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 13, 2012
One of the most preposterous and incoherent films of 2012...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
July 12, 2012
Someone should have stopped Red Lights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
July 12, 2012
Fans of all-star catastrophes are advised to see it early and often.
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
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-
July 11, 2012
Red Lights reaches for a The Sixth Sense-style twist and whiffs it completely.
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).
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
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
July 10, 2012
By the finale ... Red Lights has become unbelievable in a way that can't possibly have been intended.
June 14, 2012
The clue's in the title: don't go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 10, 2012
A self-important psychic thriller may attract indiscriminate fans of all things paranormal but becomes increasingly incoherent and infuriating.
January 23, 2012
Instead of adding to the experience, the pic's ill-conceived twists amount to a severe miscalculation on Cortes' part.
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+