Trance Reviews

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October 23, 2019
[A] stunning film and another [Danny] Boyle triumph that simply must be seen.
August 14, 2019
McEvoy plays the anti-hero at the heart of the movie's existential riddle. And he does the job. But thanks to Cassel and Dawson, Trance is also pretty damn sexy.
July 30, 2019
It is a frenetic, haunting genre-bender that grabs hold of and keeps your attention from its first moments to its last.
April 10, 2019
It hypnotizes the audience with a clever slight of hand -- a cinematic crime puzzle that proves to be quite entertaining.
February 13, 2019
There's still something undeniably addictive about being placed under this particular director's cinematic, silky smooth spell.
December 12, 2018
McAvoy is winsome as an everyman who can't remember why he decided to be exceptional. And Dawson is so smooth, her mesmerizing performance papers over all of the problems with the plot.
November 17, 2018
Boyle gives Trance an ambience of penetrating suspense courtesy of Rick Smith's soothing musical score and the crisp cinematography of Oscar-winning Anthony Dod Mantle. Flamboyant yet slightly flawed, Trance is a spell-binding spectacle
November 1, 2018
This is a film that must be experienced. The fragmented, distorted poster is the perfect analogy for this striking picture that will absorb audiences from start to finish.
November 1, 2018
The film feels lacking in certain areas, mainly due to an ending that I don't think gels with the proceeding film.
November 8, 2017
British director Danny Boyle has delivered a thriller that takes place inside the thoughts of one character and it proves to be a head trip of the best kind - visually arresting, rapidly paced and unafraid of going into darker places.
September 18, 2017
[Trance] evokes an eerie, hypnotic wonderment, consuming you and transporting you, until inevitably, the fingers snap, the eyes open, and the rapturous trance is broken.
July 14, 2016
Trance is your biennial reminder that Danny Boyle is one of our greatest living directors.
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.
August 11, 2014
In less qualified hands, Trance wouldn't be this entertaining.
February 20, 2014
It goes off the rails, but in a way that's exciting and reinvigorating.
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.
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.
July 30, 2013
The trance angle adds an interesting dimension to an otherwise routine crime caper flick.
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.
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.
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