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Trespass (2011)



Average Rating: 3.3/10
Reviews Counted: 70
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 63

Another claustrophobic thriller that Joel Schumacher can churn out in his sleep, Trespass is nasty and aggressive, more unpleasant than entertaining.


Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 23
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 19

Another claustrophobic thriller that Joel Schumacher can churn out in his sleep, Trespass is nasty and aggressive, more unpleasant than entertaining.



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In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family's estate. Behind their pristine walls and manicured gardens, Kyle (Nicolas Cage), a fast-talking businessman, has entrusted the mansion's renovation to his stunning wife, Sarah (Nicole Kidman). But between making those big decisions and keeping tabs on their defiant teenage daughter (Liana Liberato), Sarah often finds herself distracted by a young, handsome worker (Cam Gigandet) at


Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Karl Gajdusek

Nov 1, 2011


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All Critics (70) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (63) | DVD (3)

As terrible movies go, it's not unentertaining - once you surrender to its trashmeister idiocy.

November 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It's sloppy and obvious, with curves so un-serpentine they might as well be straightaways

October 14, 2011 Full Review Source: ReelViews | Comment (1)
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I wished a bottle would roll by so I could stick an S.O.S. in it.

October 14, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comment (1)
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Is "Trespass" the moment when we give up, and accept the path Nic Cage has chosen for himself? Or should we just keep averting our eyes, until he's done cashing easy checks?

October 14, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Comment (1)
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Schumacher makes it all look good - he can't help himself - but somehow that just makes it nastier.

October 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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[A] putrefying piece of genre junk.

October 14, 2011 Full Review Source: TheWrap
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Don't spend thirteen bucks on Trespass unless you're running from the cops and you need a place to hide, wait for it to hit VOD.

February 11, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

It's so routine that it's as if Joel Schumacher showed his final cut to producer Avi Lerner and said, "Avi, look, I put together a thing!" "You mean you finished the movie?" "No, it's not a movie, it's a thing.

April 6, 2012 Full Review Source:

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December 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

People have been strung up for lesser crimes than this...

November 19, 2011 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail

Cloth-eared dialogue saps the tension, while the plot twists with the likelihood of a Brett Ratner rehearsal session. Leave your disbelief at the door.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

The plot is overly complex and the tension frequently abated by the introduction of unnecessary flashbacks.

November 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Someone should have told writer Karl Gajdusek that if you're going to pilfer it's best to take the gems, rather than filling your movie with stuff you found in the drawer marked "clichés".

November 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Cage performs with the conviction that comes from a long experience in bad movies. But Kidman seems totally uninterested.

November 11, 2011 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Laughably bad thriller that teeters on the edge of so-bad-it's-good territory, thanks to pointlessly flashy direction, a dreadful script, a ridiculous plot and some reliably bonkers over-acting from Nicolas Cage.

November 11, 2011 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Trespass is a crime, and so is this movie.

November 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]
Daily Mail [UK]

It's the worst Nicolas Cage film ever. Which is saying something.

November 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Comment (1)
Daily Mirror [UK]

The opening 20 minutes are enjoyable enough, but then pure lameness causes the whole thing to come to pieces.

November 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Guardian

The script has "insert clompingly stupid backstory" written into every speech.

November 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Yes, it's a mess.

November 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

A thunderously stupid home invasion thriller about a diamond dealer who has a wall-safe with the password 'diamond.' Yes, seriously.

November 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Comment (1)
Shared Darkness

...a missed opportunity of distressing proportions...

October 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Why Does Nick Cage do these films?

October 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Comments (2)
Monsters and Critics

Trust me, a little of this numbing picture goes a long way -- it's only a matter of minutes before the viewer feels like a hostage too.

October 23, 2011 Full Review Source:

85% material that's been lifted from Hostage, Panic Room, whatever, and 15% plain old stupid.

October 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Twitch

Audience Reviews for Trespass

Kyle Miller: You let my wife leave and then I'll give you what you want!

"When terror is at your door, you can run, or you can fight."

If there were any justice in this world, Joel Schumacher would be done making movies after this abomination. He's made a few decent movies throughout his career, but there is no excuse for this. It's one of the worst movies you could ever force yourself to see. The cast is wasted, and again Cage picks a movie that he should have never been a part of. Same goes for Kidman. Liana Liberato is actually a decent young actress as well, and her performance is wasted on one of the worst scripts ever.

A husband and wife are taken hostage in their own home. Their daughter had just left for a party, but she will be back. The home invasion was supposed to take fifteen minutes, but it doesn't go as planned. Big surprise there. From there it is stupid plot development after stupid plot development, with godawful backstories to go along with everything. There's empty threat after empty threat. "I'm gonna fucking kill you!" "Do it then bitch mutherfucka. You won't." "You think I won't fucking kill you cause I fucking will you stupid little fucking bitch." "Do it mutherfucker" "Oh wait, I forgot I can't because I have to fill an hour and a half runtime, but I'll point a fucking gun at your head 417 fucking times. Maybe that'll work." And that's how the movie goes.

This is the worst Schumacher film ever. Yeah, it's worse then Batman & Robin in my opinion. When comparing the awfulness of those two side by side, it really doesn't even matter though. It's also the worst film either Cage(and he's been appearing in escalatingly awful films) or Kidman have been apart of. 

Do yourself a favor and do not watch Trespass. It may look slick and stylish, but I guarantee you'll hate every second of this atrocious piece of shit. I'm trying to think of movies that were worse than this, that I've seen. Not many movies come to mind. It's down there with movies like Phantoms and Batman & Robin. Few movies can be this bad, but Schumacher knows how to make them.
July 5, 2012
Melvin White

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A very average thriller that's been done much better so many times before. Pity with Cage & Kidman this went straight to DVD. It Just lacks any real sense of dread, tension and unravels far to quickly. Similar to Hostage and Trapped but they are more enjoyable.
April 29, 2012

Super Reviewer

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Ben Mendelsohn, Liana Liberato, Cam Gigandet, Jordana Spiro, Dash Mihok, Emily Meade, Nico Tortorella, Zurab Matcharashvili

Director: Joel Schumacher

Summary: A husband and wife find themselves pushed to their absolute limit when they're held for ransom by brutal thugs who invade their home. As tensions escalate and shocking revelations emerge, the couple is forced to take ever-more desperate measures.

My Thoughts: "Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman just seem to be a bad fit as a couple. Not believable. More strange and awkward. Felt forced. The story is a bit of a mess and so is the acting.There is too much back and forth. It gets to a point where your just like, "kill whoever already and let this movie be done with". It drags on way longer then necessary. Seems like they just through a story together and made a movie just to make one. In the end they made a mess and a movie that is worth skipping even if it has big shots like Kidman and Cage attached to it."
March 5, 2012

Super Reviewer

Nicolas Cage's latest disgrace of a film is a rehash of the cliches that plague the home invasion movie. This movie totally bombed at TIFF - fortunately, I already assumed the worst and avoided it then, but now that it's available for rent, hell what's $5? I guess I knew better at TIFF.
So, the movie starts by introducing Kyle (Cage) as a diamond dealer who is always too busy to spend time with his wife Sarah (Kidman) and daughter Avery (Liana Liberato). Avery is the typical rebellious but "not-stuck-up-so-we-like-her" rich kid, while Sarah is the disgruntled wife who feels Kyle isn't spending enough time with her. Like all home invasion movies, the film starts with the family at a disconnect; nothing like a robbery to bring them together.
Enter the worst pack of criminals to grace the screen all year. All they do is scream and yell and threaten to kill Kyle and his family, but it soon becomes obvious that they're only talk. This script has no intention of really putting the family in danger. Everything will work out just like they do in the generic formula of this ilk.
Among all this, Joel Schumacher can't muster up a decent thrill. He lets everyone in the movie overact, including Nicole Kidman. Everyone just screams and shouts, screams and shouts, hollers death threats at the other; you can literally leave the room for about half the movie and not miss a thing. The only one who doesn't embarrass herself is Liana Liberato, who manages to become the only sympathetic character.
I don't think I'm doing justice to just how bad this movie is. Okay, let me try again. 1. Nicolas Cage stars. 2. It's from the director of Batman and Robin, and The Number 23. 3. It's Panic Room minus the fun, and unlike The Strangers, Funny Games, or Vacancy, you never once feel like these characters are in a situation they can't get out of unscathed.
November 25, 2011

Super Reviewer

    1. Avery Miller: Hey Mom, can I go to a party?
    2. Sarah Miller: Not tonight.
    3. Kyle Miller: I have to go with your mother on this one.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
    1. Kyle Miller: You let my wife leave and then I'll give you what you want!
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
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