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Maverick director Walter Hill, who had a big hit with 48 Hrs., indulges his customary yen for violent and disturbing scenes in this overlooked action film, which was also released under the name Looters. Set in the economically-depressed town of East St. Louis, IL, the film's release was delayed several months because its riot scenes were too similar to those that actually took place in the summer of 1992 in L.A. Bill Paxton plays Vince and Bill Sadler plays Don. They are a couple of
Jan 1, 1992 Wide
May 12, 1998
MCA Universal Home Video
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Bruce A. Young
Hal Landon Jr.
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
James Pickens Jr.
Police Officer Reese
L. Warren Young
Police Officer Foley
Sally Jane Jackson
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In a season dominated by bloated blockbuster wannabes, it's easy to respond to the lean-and-mean B-movie pleasures of Trespass.
Director Walter Hill's handling of the action is fluid and kinetic, making the film a pleasure to watch for the expertness of its craft.
For the undemanding, it may seem a fair stand-off; but compared to Hill's best work, it's merely a jerk-off.
Everything in the screenplay seems arbitrary, including the firefighting jobs assigned to the two would-be treasure-seekers. They could as easily be magazine salesmen or amateur songwriters.
Does Trespass have any lasting significance? No. Does it do anything particularly well? No, only skillfully.
While Trespass might have been more compelling, it still displays far more style and intelligence than the average contemporary action thriller.
An intense and unique action-thriller with that distinct Walter Hill touch.
Despite plenty of plot holes, cartoonish characterization and the general impression that no one involved is taking things too seriously, Hill manages to deliver a minor gem within the tense and claustrophobic confines of the slum walls.
Okay action movie full of twists and double crosses.
A sub-par film that showed the potential for the Brothers Ice to be much better actors than they are musical performers. They make the film almost worth watching. Yes, I said almost.
Hill has obviously tried to make a hip, ultra-violent actioneer, but what he ends up with is more a choppy, ultimately boring pastiche involving endless shots of automatic weapons fire and peoples' legs pumping furiously as they scramble...
Claustrophobic, taut and efficient, like a streamlined car designed to simply get you there, Trespass wastes no time in setting up its premise -- and then just barrels along with an in-your-face attitude and plenty of tightly wound tension.
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