Trance Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 13, 2013
Like any good thriller worth its weight in red herrings, Trance keeps the audience guessing for the vast majority of its running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 13, 2013
A beguilingly brilliant cinematic puzzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
April 12, 2013
(Rosario) Dawson, in a performance worthy of an Academy Award nomination, reveals Lamb to be a wily fox able to outwit the stronger prey that surrounds her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 12, 2013
Director Danny Boyle goes off the boil with this meandering Inception wannabe... far from being a clever, tense heist-film-with-a-twist Trance is a laboured, over-stylised slice of pseudo-psychological babble. And it's kind of dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Sandy Schaefer
ScreenRant
April 12, 2013
An overly-preposterous, neo-Noir crime thriller that unravels its central mystery - and then collapses when bringing deeper significance to the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 12, 2013
Trippy, intriguing, and enigmatic - it's a surreal, clever, ambiguous brain-teaser that will keep you thinking long after the lights go up.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
April 12, 2013
Trance is to Danny Boyle more or less as Side Effects was to Steven Soderbergh: an arty spin on a trashy B-movie, engineered to showcase the director's particular gifts.
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 12, 2013
The most mind-boggling movie since Inception, in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
April 12, 2013
Deliciously twisty, until it has too many twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 12, 2013
While we may not be able to trust any of the characters in Trance, we can certainly count on the filmmakers to deliver a story that holds us transfixed from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee
April 12, 2013
The writing is crisp and the acting on target.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Victoria Alexander
Las Vegas Informer
April 12, 2013
Convoluted and deliciously twisty but worth even a second viewing. I've been placed under hypnosis and it's not like this at all. Why isn't Vincent Cassel a huge star in the U.S.?
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
April 12, 2013
This is a stylish enough, mind-bending thriller, a cocktail of "Inception," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," and "The Thomas Crown Affair" (the remake).
Full Review | Original Score: B
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
April 12, 2013
Trance stumbles around like a blind rat in a maze with no cheese at any exit: Whatever conclusion it reaches will leave us dissatisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 12, 2013
Danny Boyle injects every minute of Trance's plot-tangled running time with frenetic energy and style, cleverly distracting us from an implausible story that never plays fair with its twists.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Vincent Mancini
FilmDrunk
April 12, 2013
Like a beautifully elaborate origami weave of story strands I didn't believe for even a single second.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
April 12, 2013
This isn't your classic film noir, but director Danny Boyle has put an interesting spin on the genre with "Trance."
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Verniere
Boston Herald
April 12, 2013
Is there anything Boyle can't do?
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
Matt Singer
ScreenCrush
April 12, 2013
A high-gloss throwback to Boyle's first movie, Shallow Grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
April 12, 2013
A cracking thriller built around art auctioneer James McAvoy' convenient amnesia, Danny Boyle's Trance jumps the rails in the closing stretch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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