Trespass Reviews

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
November 8, 2011
As terrible movies go, it's not unentertaining - once you surrender to its trashmeister idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 14, 2011
It's sloppy and obvious, with curves so un-serpentine they might as well be straightaways
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 14, 2011
I wished a bottle would roll by so I could stick an S.O.S. in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 14, 2011
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 14, 2011
Schumacher makes it all look good - he can't help himself - but somehow that just makes it nastier.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Leah Rozen
TheWrap
October 14, 2011
[A] putrefying piece of genre junk.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 13, 2011
It's a strange variety of entertainment that hooks you throughout and then leaves you nothing but glad that it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 13, 2011
A belabored, often laughable melee of sound, fury and unnecessarily frenzied cinematography in which everyone yells, screams and threatens while any sense of dread quickly drains away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 13, 2011
In the end, "Trespass" steps all over its own genre strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 13, 2011
You wonder what on earth inspired Cage and Kidman to sign on for this dreck, as you ponder how long Schumacher can possibly string this out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dave Daley
Salon.com
October 13, 2011
Can someone explain what Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman are doing in a chaotic and sadistic home-invasion thriller, shot in digital colors so radioactive they appear to have leaked out of the Fukushima nuclear plant?
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 13, 2011
One of those movies that an audience knows is terrible the minute it starts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 13, 2011
An astoundingly senseless thriller featuring Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, and a band of masked goons. (The word thriller is used very loosely.)
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
October 13, 2011
Trespass begins loopy and mounts in craziness until it's frothing-at-the-mouth insane.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 13, 2011
A home invasion thriller that may set a record for the number of times the characters point loaded pistols at one another's heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
October 12, 2011
Trespass is still something of a dog...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 12, 2011
Something odd is happening to Mr. Cage's face. His skin is yellow, his cheeks are swollen, and his head is too big for his body.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
October 11, 2011
Trespass is assembly-line product through and through -- unabashedly mediocre and instantly forgettable. A Joel Schumacher joint, in other words.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
October 11, 2011
First-time screenwriter Karl Gajdusek's attempts at making timely observations about the dangers of living beyond one's means are drowned out by the howlers coming out of the characters' mouths.
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
October 7, 2011
Though hardly indispensable, Trespass is an agreeable time-waster distinguished by one good performance and enough clever twists to keep you, if not on the edge of your seat, at least happily alert, guessing along with the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 6, 2011
It simply aims to keep us on the proverbial seat edge, and it mostly succeeds, even if Gajdusek's twist-filled script has more turnovers than a closely fought football game.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
September 14, 2011
While working entirely within genre conventions and expectations, scripter Karl Gajdusek nonetheless manages to spring a few surprises while revealing character motivations, often suggesting that nothing, not even flashbacks, should be taken at face value.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
September 13, 2011
A home-invasion flick that grabs viewers by the throat and only stops squeezing long enough to wipe sweat from its palms...