Red Lights (15)
Dir. Rodrigo Cortés
Reviewed by Matt Adcock
Red Lights follows a team of scientists who investigate fraudulent psychics and anyone professing to have supernatural powers. Dr Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her younger assistant Dr Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) are a Mulder and Scully style duo of professional sceptics who shut down those preying on superstitious clients. These two know all the tricks and can spot the ‘Red Lights’ – elements that are out of place that give away how the supposed psychic is fooling their audience.
Weaver, Murphy and De Niro get good support from the shapely form of Elizabeth Olsen who plays an eager student drawn to the work of the investigators. Red Lights is a film that will leave you pondering life, the universe and everything and it should be seen be thrill loving thinkers everywhere.
Out of a potential 5 you have to go with a Darkmatters:
öööö - The truth might be out there...and it's worth searching for!?
4 – a strong creep-em-up thrill ride
Awesomeness öööö – clever limited use of special effects add to the feel
Laughs öö – occasional amusing moments
Horror ööö – creepy, bit nasty, one bloody violent scene
Babes ööö – Olsen is yummy
Spiritual Enlightenment ööö – reach out and touch faith...