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Based on 22 Reviews
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  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    When its biggest trick is finally revealed, it is not entirely satisfying. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's mystifying how such a muddled and silly movie drew the talented cast it did. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    A ghost-busting drama set in a world of mystics, mind-benders and various and sundry fake-psychic gobbledygook. But the weirdest thing is how all the fun gets lost in a bottom-drawer "X Files" story. show more

  • 60

    The movie muddles to a rug-pulling ending that doesn't, despite its efforts, shed new light on what's come before. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Red Lights also shows a director who knows how to construct a story and build interest, but at the end, it flies apart. I wonder if there was an earlier draft. I suspect most audiences would prefer a film with an ending that plays by the same rules as the rest of the story. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It works best when it doesn't take itself seriously, and some of the ways in which ESP is faked are briefly engaging, like short con games or magic tricks revealed. But, finally, the film doesn't offer the sense of release, or of surprise, that it seems to take for granted. show more

  • 38
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The storytelling proceeds in such a halting manner, with De Niro's speeches going on and on and on, that before long you'd kill for an easy scare. show more

  • 38
    Michael Nordine Slant Magazine

    That all the good things--and there are several--Red Lights has going for it are ultimately in service of an ending that might even make M. Night Shyamalan cringe represents one of the year's biggest missed opportunities. show more

  • 25
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    This is ultimately a movie about highly intelligent people in pursuit of trivial nonsense: At least Mulder and Scully caught a real monster every once in a while. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Gets sillier and sillier as it goes along. show more

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