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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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Leonard Palladino
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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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2 March 2012 (Spain)  »

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€14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,496,498 (Spain), 2 March 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,340, 13 July 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$52,624, 12 August 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,513,616, 12 August 2012
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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 »

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[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 »

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Featured in Turning on the Red Lights: Making of 'Red Lights' (2012) See more »

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Die Zauberflöte, K620, Act 1: Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A total let down of a movie
23 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

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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