Red Lights

User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 6 out of 16

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User Reviews

  1. GeoffB
    Oct 24, 2004
    Like the traffic jam setting of this movie, the action is frustrating and boring at the same time, with only spurts of interest and movement throughout. The worst scene of all involves endless phone calls to an endless number of hospitals and police stations. Pure cinematic torture.
  2. TimC.
    Apr 2, 2005
    Seemed amateurish, i.e., bad acting combined with a weak plot. Comparisons with Hitchcock are overstated (maybe Hitchcock at his worst).
  3. HoratioH.
    Oct 2, 2004
    Slow, dull and disappointing. Poor performances and a lackluster ending will disappoint those who suffer through the long setup. Stay away!
  4. DaveD.
    Sep 19, 2004
    This movie was pitiful. Soooo slow. The acting is weak. The twist in the end is not worth the deadening slow pace of the movie. Do not see this movie. Sure it's got elements of a thriller and suspense, but those elements only add up to a really bad made-for-TV movie.
  5. BillS.
    Sep 17, 2004
    This is the slowest film of all time and was not impressive in the least. Are all of these reviewers on drugs? This film was horrible and tests the viewers patience. It does not give you suspense, it gives you frustration. Don't see this movie unless you near comatose.

Awards & Rankings


Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. The sights, sounds and traffic in Red Lights are oppressively ordinary; the people are unnervingly real. That reality doubles the suspense we might feel in a more slickly made but thinly plotted thriller.
  2. A classy and clever French thriller. Jean-Pierre Darroussin's performance as a browbeaten husband is entertaining, and Kahn's script brings wit and imagination to a straightforward story.
  3. 80
    With ruthless efficiency and wit, Kahn ratchets up unbearable tension and releases it in startlingly visceral fashion, but his placid denouement is the most chilling scene of all.