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There is tension, but much of the movie is spent trying, not very successfully, to be clever. Yes, you're not always sure what's real, and nor are you always right, but the big reveal is unconvincing - it sort of makes sense, but doesn't give you that satisfying, clear picture of what really happened and how all the rest worked to hide it until the end. The dialogue is also frequently clunky, in the manner of so many stylised Brit gangster flicks. Finally, McAvoy and Cassell are both rather hammy, and Dawson is inconsistent and mostly forgettable. All the other characters are very much bit parts. Boyle has done some great stuff, but this is just adequate.
Smart Confusion... Extremly wow.. Couldn't move my eye from the screen! Amazing
-(Seen on 1/27/19)
6/10 extraordinarily thin
The first half of the movie seems cliché, but then there's plot twist after plot twist, and you don't quite know untilll the very end how it all comes together.
kept my attention till the (seeming) 20 alternate endings confused me
loved every minute of it
the choice is yours..
The complexity can favour in on either side on such tales for either it can be convincing, exhilarating and thought provoking or can be all a hoax and luckily in here it works for the betterment of it. Danny Boyle is no short on execution as he delivers thoroughly but the "bad guy" in here is the script which fails to offer enough gravitas and development to the characters and rather focuses on seeking viewer's attention. James McAvoy is as always, amazing in his role and stays true to its character and is supported well enough by Rosaria Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Trance hits hard and fast from the first frame and tries to keep the urgency and tension alive between the characters which works for the most part of the feature considering its short runtime of around 100 minutes.
I think half of the entire movie was the twist
Trance is a decent little thriller but it can't help being one of Danny Boyle's weakest. It has a great concept and is full of neat little ideas but at times the story is very confusing and it also can feel it's just trying to be too clever and doesn't really pay off. The acting is pretty good, especially from James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel