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Trance Reviews

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James Verniere
Boston Herald
April 12, 2013
Is there anything Boyle can't do?
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
Matt Singer
ScreenCrush
April 12, 2013
A high-gloss throwback to Boyle's first movie, Shallow Grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
April 12, 2013
A cracking thriller built around art auctioneer James McAvoy' convenient amnesia, Danny Boyle's Trance jumps the rails in the closing stretch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
April 12, 2013
An action-packed juggernaut with more twists and turns than one can, or should, expect. "Trance" is the kind of thriller I live for.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
April 12, 2013
"Trance" is deliciously psychological, constantly blurring the line between fantasy and reality.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
April 12, 2013
An artsy thriller that continuously reveals new layers and plays off the intertwined notion of what's real, what's a memory and what's manipulation. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
April 12, 2013
By trying to be all things at once, Trance diffuses the potency of each of its disparate ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
April 12, 2013
Playing like an Inception lite, it requires considerable suspension of disbelief, but it does a nice job of keeping audiences back on their heels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2013
The story draws us in even through the murk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
April 12, 2013
A vivid, modern film noir full of slowly unfolding secrets and sexual tension ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 12, 2013
Dawson walks through this film with majestic confidence while McAvoy is constantly inches from a full breakdown. And Boyle keeps that tension mesmerizing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 12, 2013
I came away wondering whether the headache I left the theater with was such a bad -- or even unintentional -- thing after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
April 12, 2013
There are plenty of levels ... to this tale of a hesitant art thief hindered by amnesia and aided by hypnosis; there are at least two levels too many.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
April 11, 2013
It's not a perfect film, nor is it really trying to be. It's a fun mindf***, filled with great performances, a thumping soundtrack and trippy visuals. If that's your bag, check it out!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 11, 2013
The plot of Trance is purposely convoluted - you're supposed to get more and more confused as the story unfolds, not always sure if what you're watching is a dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2013
A restless, furious, jittery exercise in answering one gap of logic by creating another.
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
April 11, 2013
[Boyle] leaves it to the audience to try to figure out just what's up, and what's going down, in this sleek psychological puzzler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 11, 2013
It's an ingeniously built automaton, sexy as hell, and devoid of a heart.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Knight
National Post
April 11, 2013
Maybe it's too smart for its own good. The web of deceit and double-cross is a fantastic construction to behold, but the final act feels as though someone had just swept it away like so much cobwebbery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 11, 2013
If you're going to champion style over substance, you'll want Danny Boyle providing the style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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