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Red Lights

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Psychological

Release Date :

July 13, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Rodrigo Cortes

Starring :

Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen, Cillian Murphy, Toby Jones, Jeany Spark, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Eben Young

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..unfortunately, the greater scope and an affirmative shift in the conclusion of Red Lights hasn't consequently contributed to a greater power, for everywhere the film is pocked with holes through which a first-drafty wind blows..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
“..the film looks good but has a sense of self-importance that makes it all the easier for it to sink of its own weight..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
0.5 of 5

“..the climactic twist fails to shake you out of your stupor; so confused and clumsy is its presentation that one of the characters has to keep explaining ... and explaining ... what just happened..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]
“..starts out with an almost uncountable number of stupid presuppositions, without even counting the one about psychic powers possibly being authentic..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
1 of 4

“..one of the most preposterous and incoherent films of 2012..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2 of 4

“..it's mystifying how such a muddled and silly movie drew the talented cast it did..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : B-

“..half-clever mess of a thriller..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..by constantly undermining the suspension of disbelief it so tenuously struggles to maintain, this otherwise slick pic could require reshoots to restore it to something commercial crowds are willing to take seriously..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
1.5 of 4

“..a loud and often hysterical mess, a silly seance of a movie full of jumping tables and exploding light bulbs but minus anything approaching consistent characters or decent dialogue..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
Reviewed by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times]
Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [NPR]
Reviewed by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]

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