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Red Lights (2012)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cillian Murphy ... Tom Buckley
Sigourney Weaver ... Margaret Matheson
Robert De Niro ... Simon Silver
Toby Jones ... Paul Shackleton
Joely Richardson ... Monica Hansen
Elizabeth Olsen ... Sally Owen
Craig Roberts ... Ben
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Leonard Palladino
Adriane Lenox ... Rina
Garrick Hagon ... Howard McColm
Burn Gorman ... Benedict Cohen
Mitchell Mullen ... Jim Carroll
Nathan Osgood Nathan Osgood ... Michael Sidgwick
Madeleine Potter ... Sarah Sidgwick
Eloise Webb ... Susan Sidgwick
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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

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

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Country:

Spain | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Lights See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,340, 15 July 2012

Gross USA:

$52,624

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,551,174
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The cards used by Sigourney Weaver to test psychic ability are the same cards Bill Murray uses in the opening scene of Ghostbusters (1984), which Weaver was also in. See more »

Goofs

Silver reveals to the TV host he knew it was a spoon she was holding because its handle was sticking out from her pocket earlier, not because he is psychic. However, if he were blind he wouldn't have been able to have seen this.

SPOILER: This may be incorrectly regarded as a goof if it is a very early tell that he is not actually blind, a significant plot twist not otherwise revealed until the very end of the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Buckley: Margaret. Margaret. Margaret.
Margaret Matheson: [waking] Yes?
Tom Buckley: You should get some sleep.
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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 Red Lights: Cast Interviews (2012) See more »

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Semper Fidelis
Composed by John Philip Sousa
(p) & © Extreme Music Library Ltd
All Rights of the producer and the owner of the record work reserved.
Under license from Sony/ATV Music Publishing Spain LLC S. en C. / Extreme Music
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A Good Movie Destroyed by the Awful Rushed Conclusion
22 December 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The skeptical psychologist Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her assistant, the physician Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy), are specialists in disclosing fraudulent paranormal phenomena. When the famous psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Niro) reappears to his public after many years of absence, Tom becomes obsessed to investigate whether Silver is a fraud or not.

"Red Lights" could have been a good movie with an intriguing premise. Unfortunately the plot is destroyed by the awful rushed conclusion, leaving many open questions behind. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Poder Paranormal" ("Paranormal Power")


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