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.
Buon inizio, con un calo verso metà e una casuta rovinosa sul finale. Contesto interessante che poteva dare buoni spunti. Molti elementi narrativi fuori luogo e forzati.Sviluppo molto prevedibile.Finale abbastanza brutto e scollegato da tutto il resto, che smonta la critica verso i falsi medium. Regia zoppicante, con un montaggio a volte un po' grezzo ed uno stile che non riesce ad appassionare.Colonna sonora anonima
The only problem I have with "Red Lights" was that it wasn't able to establish a good foundation to explore and go where it wanted to go. They've got a great cast, and an interesting plot, but sadly a story badly told. It's a shame, they seem to have prepared a good twist, but that screenplay didn't deserved it. It's a little disappointing, but enough to enjoy 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.
The entire film was lacking. It was a little slow but looked nice. Cortes wrote an interesting script with a concept that I liked, but overall this film just didn't work very well. The ending was cool, but could have been revealed in a much better way. Buried was a better film, but I'm still exited to see what Rodrigo Cortes does next.
Entertaining until the end, the message it sends about what the eye chooses to see, and the way the mind is fooled in the most simple way, is nice. It starts off and takes you for the ride, but it decays, nearly rushing the end, and all the information is forced down your throat. Dunno, left me with more questions than answers, once again very rushed towards the end.
What a jumble! Starts promising enough but descends into true stupidity by the end, which aims for - well, something profound, but comes off as Shyamalan-does-Dark City. I don't think the filmmakers trusted the setup enough and piled on as much as they could in the name of complexity. Whoops.