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.
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
Toby Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sigourney Weaver appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jones 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 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Post Credit Scene), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Weaver having a role in The Defenders (2017). On DCs side, Cillian Murphy appeared in all three Dark Knight movies as Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow, and Burn Gorman portrayed Stryver in The Dark Knight Rises. See more »
At the beginning of the movie you hear a car driving with the gears changing on a manual transmission. However, when the car appears, it is a car that was never manufactured with a manual transmission. The car zooms down the road in the same scene with, again, the wrong automobile sounds. See more »
I had high hopes for this movie after reading some of the glowing reviews on this site. I figured that with Weaver and De Niro this had to be on course. I will admit that the first 45 minutes of the movie are excellent, engrossing and you really feel like you are on course for something special. But then it all goes horribly wrong. It turns into a total circus with a VERY easy to predict plot. I've read reviews of people saying stuff about needing to be a genius to figure this movie out. The clues are blatantly obvious! As for the characters, it's the best I've seen Weaver since the Alien movies. As for De Niro, why does he keep choosing roles that are just not suited to De Niro? Murphy is best sticking to being a slime bad guy.
This could have been a genuinely good story but turned out to be a poor imitation of an M Night Shyamalan movie. I cannot recommend this movie.
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