Red Lights
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Veteran paranormal researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) debunk fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena by detecting what Matheson calls "red lights," the subtle tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence. But when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Niro)comes out of retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless adversary Matheson warns Buckley to back off, fearing reprisal from the powerful Silver. Determined to discredit Silver, Buckley and his star student (Elizabeth… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A clever thriller, bolstered by three great performances."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"By strict definition, any movie featuring Robert De Niro as a spoon-bending clairvoyant superstar ought to hold a few cards up its sleeve."
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's crushingly disappointing when it falls apart so completely in the second half."
‑ Andy Lea, Daily Star
"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."
‑ Justin Craig,
"It's nonsense on a plot level but played seriously without nearly enough personality or edge. Even the film's undeniably talented cast can't save it."
‑ Brian Tallerico,
"The film doesn't offer the sense of release, or of surprise, that it seems to take for granted."
‑ Adam Litovitz, Globe and Mail
"A lot of talent comes up empty in "Red Lights," a thriller that doesn't thrill."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"It almost feels like an occult thriller that has slowly transformed into a comedy -- and you didn't even notice."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"The fact that Red Lights' action doesn't operate in a recognizable universe, however, is a constant problem."
‑ Nick Schager, Paste Magazine
"By the time the film reaches its convoluted, bombastic and preposterous climax, any sense of real magic that it once conveyed has utterly vanished."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
""The X-Files" is long gone. Hail and farewell. But its spirit lives on in "Red Lights." Hail, hail."
‑ Soren Anderson, Seattle Times
"With the sort of last-minute plot twist that sank M. Night Shyamalan's career, Red Lights comes to an unexpected, risible end."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Red Lights has a decent premise, but the script lets the actors down. While it has interesting twists and bucks convention, the story is just far too weak to be enjoyable."
‑ Billy Tatum, We Got This Covered
"The degree to which Red Lights ultimately peters out is nothing short of spectacular..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Filmed in Spain and Canada, Red Lights is limply staged and even more uninspiringly shot - everywhere looks like nowhere. The effect of all this is a total lack of emotional connection to these characters right from the start."
‑ Rob Boylan, Orlando Weekly
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