Trespass Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Does Trespass have any lasting significance? No. Does it do anything particularly well? No, only skillfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
For the undemanding, it may seem a fair stand-off; but compared to Hill's best work, it's merely a jerk-off.
Widgett Walls
September 23, 2002
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's mindlessly violent, profane and insultingly racist. It's also relentless, repetitious and tiresome, and leaves us feeling that a once-great director has run out of ammunition.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
Hill stages some typically electric action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 17, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
An intense and unique action-thriller with that distinct Walter Hill touch.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Okay action movie full of twists and double crosses.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
August 7, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
August 10, 2004
Fast-moving pulp
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
In a season dominated by bloated blockbuster wannabes, it's easy to respond to the lean-and-mean B-movie pleasures of Trespass.
Full Review | Original Score: B

October 7, 2003
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.
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