6.2/10
50,102
139 user 195 critic

Red Lights (2012)

Trailer
2:25 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.

Director:

Writer:

2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Paul Shackleton
...
Monica Hansen
...
...
Ben
...
Leonard Palladino
...
...
Howard McColm
...
Benedict Cohen
...
Jim Carroll
...
Michael Sidgwick
Madeleine Potter ...
Sarah Sidgwick
...
Susan Sidgwick
Edit

Storyline

The skeptical psychologist Dr. Margaret Matheson and her assistant, physicist Tom Buckley, are specialists in disclosing fraudulent paranormal phenomena. When the famous psychic Simon Silver reappears to his public after many years of absence, Tom becomes singularly obsessed in determining whether Silver is a fraud or not. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

How much do you want to believe? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Red Lights  »

Box Office

Budget:

€14,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Toby Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sigourney Weaver have all appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Dr. Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) with Olsen appearing as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Weaver having a role in The Defenders (2017). See more »

Goofs

In a classroom scene (0:13:32 into the film), Margaret draws four X's around a circle: top, left, bottom, and right. When she draws the X on the right, she does not lift the marker and, having done it quickly, makes the X look more like a fish shape with two west-end tips of the X connected; however, the following camera angles show all four X's as full X's - no "fish." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Buckley: Margaret. Margaret. Margaret.
Margaret Matheson: [waking] Yes?
Tom Buckley: You should get some sleep.
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the ending credits, the film's title flickers in a similar manner to the way light bulbs behave in the presence of psychic activity throughout the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Projector: Red Lights (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lights at the end of tunnel.
19 June 2012 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Firstly, apologies for the review title. I've seen too many tabloid headlines.

Red Lights was reasonably original, well-written and well-acted. Any movie that can tick these three boxes is worth a look. Although the build up to the introduction of De Niro's character (Simon Silver) represented a slightly excessive portion of the movie it was, nevertheless, interesting. I gather the ending has divided opinion quite a lot, and I admit that it could have been done much better. I've said before when reviewing movies that it's never a good sign when you have to have a character explicitly explain just what has happened in the film. It might have been a better idea to leave it without the explanation and let the audience decide. That might have stoked up debate in a good way and generated some more interest in the film.

Acting-wise i'm sorry to say i'm always skeptical when Robert De Niro appears in a movie nowadays. The man was a terrific actor in his day, but he's been in a lot of recent turkeys. He doesn't have a lot of screen-time here but his performance was fine. If he keeps choosing credible films like this one his reputation will start to repair itself. Sigourney Weaver performs with credit as usual and I always rate Cillian Murphy highly.

Definitely worth going to see this. It's above average, if only slightly.


43 of 62 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?