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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.

Director:

Rodrigo Cortés

Writer:

Rodrigo Cortés
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

€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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character played by the Argentinean actor Leonardo Sbaraglia, carries by last name PALLADINO. It is a nod to one of the great mediums of the early twentieth century, the Italian EUSAPIA PALLADINO who was investigated by Dr. Eugene Osty and discovered in fraud on several occasions. Evidently, the scriptwriter-director has researched a lot ... See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 »

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Featured in Projector: 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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Poor Man's 6th sense
19 September 2012 | by buddybhupenderSee all my reviews

Don't be discouraged with the summary of my review!! i am merely stating the fact that if the studio had been more enthu about the project it would had been a successor to the movies like inception or the prestige!! I saw this movie and i was quite excited about it simply because the plot was somehow familiar yet original..in the sense of their connection with the basic idea of a typical human life's struggle to understand the unexplained phenomena of para or divine potential of human mind which has been never proved or rejected completely in modern science.

The starting of the movie might not appeal to most of the people as i also felt that the initial 10-12 minutes were not a good way to begin which simply never connected with the main theme of the movie...but as i said it was ambiguous yet was connected to the movie within the very first thirty minutes or so..yet most of the audience might go with me on this that it was not a good way to start the movie...may be the writing had to be more experimental or visionary to scout a new scenario to feel more majestic enough to build a sense of connectivity with the modern day conflict to accept or reject the thought of something superior than science.

But never the less the script yet had enough material to keep the interest of mine going..i was dying to know what actually is gonna happen..thought i might like to add that these movies are totally driven from plot or the thought process yet some clever direction and sound effects and nice acting made it possible for me to enjoy this movie..i will not say it is great but it is decent enough to share with people you know...but don't want to compare it with inception or other psychological thriller of recent times...but still i was not happy the way studio has never taken it seriously.

A good budget might have ensured it a more improved run on the predecided media but overall it is still a good watch. I would like to say that Cillian Murphy(Red Eye fame) amazed me with me his performance.

Robert De Nero was typical and Sigourney Weaver also done her part well. There was nothing to do much for others.

Overall movie does have its predictable nature but one had to be smart enough to figure it.

My only complaint is that it had potential but the production house never was excited about it so it is a just one time watch.

Watch it and you will not be disappointed but may not feel entertained like inception or the prestige or the 6th sense.

A brilliant effort despite the production constraints!!! 7/10


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