Red Lights Reviews
Billed as a supernatural thriller this film is far from it, its boring, its slow its not worth watching at all.
By the time De Niro is flying about at the end all hope for this film is gone..
Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy headline this suspense thriller and each delivers a strong performance especially Murphy as the protégé. De Niro is a class above the rest and is engaging as the resurgent psychic, Simon Silver while Weaver is solid.
Rodrigo Cortés' Red Lights keeps audiences glued throughout the film especially when some of the tricks of the psychic trade are revealed The intense build is gradual and consistent till the final climax where all is discovered only, it's a little bit of a let down. For a film that grips you as well as Red Lights did, you walk away slightly underwhelmed and a tad disappointed with the outcome. I'm not saying it's a bad movie but it's one of those movies that simply doesn't close adequately enough in my opinion. If you're looking for a decent suspense thriller, I wouldn't pass this up as it does the trick but it just wont win any awards.
The story was good and the acting was even better.
A world renowned greatest psychic who happens to be blind comes out of years from the spot light to performing his public displays of physic powers and his ability to connect with the dead. A psychic who is beginning to think her craft doesn't really exist, and her assistant, work together to prove the blind psychic is a fraud.
"We can go forward with lies but we can never go back."
Rodrigo Cortes, director of The Contestant, The Buried, and the upcoming Down a Dark Hall, delivers Red Lights. The storyline for this picture is very similar to Now You See Me in several ways. This isn't as compelling as that picture or as well done. The story also isn't very well written and the cast delivers average performances. The cast includes Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, and Toby Jones.
"We might end up creating monsters."
I found this on Netflix and had never heard of it so I decided to add it to the queue. This was kind of a waste of time. It started well and felt like it had a little potential, but when it focused more on the behind the curtain aspects, it fell apart for me. I recommend skipping this.
"You will know the truth and the truth will make you furious."