Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant specialise in debunking those claiming to possess paranormal psychic powers. When Tom decides to re-open the case of notorious blind psychic Simon Silver, Margaret cautions him against the idea.
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This is a film that I can watch multiple times and not get tired of. I very much adore Cillian Murphy and all of the films he's been in; he's a wonderful actor who has the ability to portray a variety of characters. Red Lights' take on the supernatural was a common one, although the ending had me thinking for a while afterward. In all honesty, I really did love it.
The first half of the film is engaging and intriguing. Things begin to get over the top but remain worthwhile if you aren't expecting realism in the slightest. The ending is oddly moving even though the tone shifts out of nowhere. An odd and flawed but ultimately worthwhile and beautifully shot film.
What makes Red Lights a fascinating film is how it manages to trick you, but with creating a veil over the tricking to make it look like something else entirely. It was a moving film for this reason and deserves more attention, since the lesson learned within is that we should all take a step back, refocus, take a closer look, realize what is in front of us, and make a determination. A solid, well-done film.
Tense and taut throughout. The script could have been trimmed a bit but Cortes keeps a good pace nevertheless. Great performance from Weaver and Murphy. De Niro is good but could have done so much more with his role. Olsen and Jones are sorely underused. Production wise the movie looks great and the score really delivers. Recommended!
"These red lights keep moving back and forth. Aside from that, this thing seems to have no function whatsoever. It must have some function." Do yourself a favor: if you are looking for red lights that seem to have no function whatsoever, rent Airplane II instead.
Some plotholes and pacing problems were compensated with an interesting and gripping story and of course the twisted ending is good that i really didn't see it coming. Another good thriller from Cortes that will mess your perception from the beginning to the end.
This could have been a good movie, but it's killed by poor editing, generic music and some stupid moments that could easily be lifted out. Waste of a great cast, good cinematography and some nice ideas.