Drama Horror Thriller - This is a science fiction drama/thriller. Fans of stars Robert De
Niro, Elizabeth Olsen, and especially Sigourney Weaver may be
disappointed by their fairly limited screen time compared to lead
Cillian Murphy. Some language, violence, and adult subject matter
make the film inappropriate for children though this is fairly soft
for an R-rated film.
Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her partner, Tom Buckley (Cillian
Murphy) are the world's foremost investigators of paranormal phenomena.
Professional skeptics, they have debunked dozens of fraudulent mind readers,
ghost hunters, faith healers and the like by detecting what Matheson calls "red
lights," subtle clues to the trickery behind each of these "supernatural"
But when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Niro) comes out of
retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless adversary Matheson warns Buckley to
back off. Suspecting that the charismatic, spoon-bending mind reader was
involved in the mysterious death of his most vociferous critic three decades
earlier, she considers him far too dangerous to confront.
Buckley remains determined to discredit the hugely popular and seemingly genuine
Silver, however, believing that doing so would cement his reputation and
guarantee funding for Matheson's and his research for years to come. As he
becomes increasingly obsessed with his mission, Buckley enlists the aid of his
star student, Sally (Elizabeth Olsen). Together, they employ a dazzling array of
high-tech tools to unlock the secrets of Silver's abilities. But the closer they
get, the more formidable Silver becomes—and the more Buckley begins to question
his core beliefs. Science and the supernatural collide to play on audience
perceptions as the researchers' quest for the truth builds to a mind-blowing