We saw Matt Damon play a real psychic in Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, now we see the opposite side of the spectrum with Red Lights. Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy star as a psychologist and her assistant who study the paranormal, specifically investigating individuals with genuine psychic abilities as opposed to those who are frauds. When Robert De Niro comes into a play as world renowed psychic, Murphy's character, despite the pleas from his boss not to, plans to uncover the truth about this man.
After reading the synopsis, I thought this movie written and directed by Rodrigo Cortes (Buried) would be the same old drivel. However, the trailer has kind of a Prestige feel to it, which makes it look tolerable. Murphy's involvement helps too, though De Niro looks over-the-top as the evil psychic.
Red Lights comes to theaters May 3rd.