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Trance Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
Trance is your biennial reminder that Danny Boyle is one of our greatest living directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Bailey
June 21, 2016
It's not that I don't think Boyle knows, by the time things start to get really bananas in the second half, that his movie is silly. I'm jut not convinced that he ever decided how he felt about it.
J. Olson
April 17, 2016
It's a deliriously head-spinning exercise in light and sound, attacking the audience's senses while spitting in the face of linear storytelling, smiling all the while.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects
August 11, 2014
In less qualified hands, Trance wouldn't be this entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
It goes off the rails, but in a way that's exciting and reinvigorating.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Wesley Morris
January 6, 2014
Trance is high-order, film noir nonsense that takes Boyle back to the thrillers he made at the start of his career with John Hodge (he wrote Trance, too), like Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, that were preoccupied with the grimy corners of the psyche.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 12, 2013
In the first half I was definitely invested in what was unfolding, but couldn't believe by the end that director Boyle could deliver something so ham fisted and clunky.
Emma Myers
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
The muddled mental states of the characters (and that of the audience) are mirrored by the film's visual style, which oscillates between languorous dreamscapes and frenetic action sequences.
Forrest Hartman
Gannett News Service
July 30, 2013
[Director Danny] Boyle has not only delivered a first-rate thriller, he has produced a film that should inspire healthy debate... both about its plotting and characters. In a world of disposable entertainment, it is a lasting piece of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
July 30, 2013
The trance angle adds an interesting dimension to an otherwise routine crime caper flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Multi-layered and beautifully-filmed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle, this drama lets viewers into the world of art and hypnosis in a tale that should be talked about long after the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
June 12, 2013
It's a film that blurs several lines - including those between fantasy and reality, heroes and villains, and fact and fiction - and does so in a way that puts a fresh and compelling spin on contemporary film noir and heist pictures.
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
June 12, 2013
A complex, breakneck and stirring modern thriller, superb in both execution and conceptual ideas even if it is a little over-indulgent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Serba
June 4, 2013
An occasionally frustrating and far-fetched psychological thriller with enough deceptive plot switchbacks and visual tricks for three movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
At least the film looks great, but without much of a spark, 'Trance' can only make you sleepy - very sleepy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
May 6, 2013
The unpredictable journey through fluid and malleable concepts of reality and identity is consistently gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 3, 2013
Aparentemente, Danny Boyle encontra-se encantado demais pelas possibilidades da lógica visual que criou para se incomodar com a (falta de) lógica da história que está contando.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Macklin
April 17, 2013
Trance is an elaborate tease. Trance is more mindless than mind-bending.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 16, 2013
The best we can say about this is that it's better than Guy Ritchie.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 15, 2013
Boyle's showboating has none of the impact of the film's most memorable image, a sudden full-length shot of Rosario Dawson, as bare as a Renaissance Venus. This is a startling example of cinema's original and unsurpassed special effect: the human figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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