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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Strange, scary, and atmospheric, with a delicious Claude Debussy score.
  2. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    90
    Splendidly sinuous twister Red Lights sees Gallic helmer Cedric Kahn ("Roberto Succo") take his game to the next level with this inky comic thriller.
  3. 88
    One of the best thrillers I have seen this year: tight, taut, and unpredictable.
  4. 80
    A satisfyingly well-wrought, old-school thriller: Character drives the plot, literally.
  5. The movie's clever ambiguity allows a number of interpretations. Perhaps it is all a dream, a parable, or a combination of wishful thinking and reality.
  6. An eerily affecting domestic drama combining elements of "The Lost Weekend'' with "Lost Highway.''
  7. The film, like the cheap double-scotches quaffed down by the central character, leaves a distinctly sour aftertaste that's hard to wash away the morning after.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Apr 6, 2012
    9
    I love the movie! I understand however, that in some countries, like in the States, a movie like this doesn't have the same effect that what it has in Europe, Latin America or even in some areas here in Australia (i.e Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide that are more European-like) . In my case, this movie is 'my type', perhaps partly because of my European ancestry. I believe the exposure to European culture has given me a different perspective of things-besides the Australian- and that includes art. Nonetheless, I have to agree that the film could have been better, that is for sure! There were things to be improved and they could have prolongued the tension and twisted the plot a bit more, but I enjoyed it so much as it was, anyway! An excellent movie...original, well crafted, great performances...! A real delight! Collapse
  2. FrankO.
    Jan 19, 2006
    6
    For the initial two-thirds of the movie, I was hooked, plot pace was quick and unexpected. Once the story shifted to finding his wife, the movie losted its intensity and suspensefulness. Expand

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