Trespass Against Us Reviews

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March 2, 2017
With an extra dose of attitude and energy, this Irish comedy-drama hits us like a punch in the nose, launching at full speed and never letting up.
March 2, 2017
This hit-and-miss crime drama never quite finds its feet, despite an intriguing West Country setting, some attempts at social commentary and two meaty roles for Ireland's finest thesps, Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender.
March 2, 2017
Trespass Against Us finds Michael Fassbender trying out a West Country accent that's about as convincing as the film's efforts to blend genre thrills with earnest family drama.
March 2, 2017
An enormously frustrating film that, thanks to smart casting and well-drawn characters, abounds in rich, gamey flavour and rough, palpable texture.
March 2, 2017
A family/crime drama with shades of Shane Meadows' early work and a satisfying double act in Fassbender and Gleeson.
March 2, 2017
A rickety curio that wavers between whimsy and dour melodrama, it drifts aimlessly, achieving very little - much like the Anglo-Irish vagabonds the film revolves around.
March 1, 2017
It has a compelling and charismatic performance from Michael Fassbender but suffers from an identity problem.
February 28, 2017
Adam Smith's debut feature film ... is a nuanced character study set on the wrong side of the tracks.
February 27, 2017
The accents may not be perfect, but the sparring between father and son, with violence just underneath the surface, is convincing.
February 27, 2017
While Trespass Against Us may be a familiar crime family saga at heart, the very fact that it takes place within a community we're not used to spending time with in cinema is enough to make it feel distinctive and fresh.
February 22, 2017
In this cinematic equivalent of a heavyweight title-fight, it's the audience that wins
February 22, 2017
When the final denouement does eventually come around, we are utterly indifferent.
February 20, 2017
It's a film that never seems to know what to make of its characters, eventually plumping for a quirky, feel-good climax that represents yet another departure from what came before.
February 17, 2017
First-time director Adam Smith struggles to execute some crucial changes in tone, which often means sudden shifts from menacing dramatic developments to oddball moments of random comic relief can leave viewers floundering.
February 15, 2017
Gleeson's command of his role is so convincing and his inventory of Colby's odious ploys so imaginatively arranged that you can't look away.
February 13, 2017
The irony is that we are enthralled by the cast creating marvellously three dimensional characters, yet we are not really engaged by them nor care for most of them. Perhaps the result of heavily accented dialogue that's hard to unscramble
February 13, 2017
Despite feeling a little crime-film-familiar, Trespass Against Us triumphs through its towering performances and unusual setting.
February 10, 2017
This film has neither the humour nor the extreme violence of Snatch, but it is still catches the attention.
February 10, 2017
Trespass Against Us isn't that great, but Michael Fassbender is fantastic in it. It's worth checking out on VOD for Fassbender's wolfish grin alone.
January 27, 2017
Uneven, violent drama about unlikable criminal family.
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