Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
When terror is at your doorstep. You can run. Or you can fight.
Kyle (Nicholas Cage) and Sarah Miller (Nicole Kidman) have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen daughter Avery (Liana Liberato) is sneaking out to a party, when four thugs in security uniforms and ski masks stage a home invasion. They want what's in the safe: cash and diamonds. As Kyle stalls them, trying to negotiate for Sarah's freedom, the fault lines in Kyle and Sarah's marriage and the pasts of the four robbers come into play. Is there room here for heroism?
Who takes their junkie girlfriend on a trip to burgle a house, anyway? That's just asking for trouble.
So I watched this for long enough to confirm that, yes, Nicolas Cage and Ben Mendelssohn have a big angry face-off, and yes, it's pretty fun. It's quite near the start, too, because in defiance of all confined-location-thriller logic this starts off volcanically shouty and riddled with whip-pans, and then stays on that level until you get bored of it. Cage does at least get a camp classic of a line later on - he has to use the phrase "filthy lusts" in a sentence, which is hard to imagine sounding natural coming from anyone, let alone Nicolas Cage - and that's…
Open it so we can all die, 'cause I don't give a fuck anymore!
Friends know that I'm a big fan of Nicole Kidman. I understand her critics and I might even agree on most of what she's even criticized for, but regardless my fondness for the Aussie actress is stronger then ever. And really that's how it should be. If you have a favorite actor or actress don't let popular opinion interfere with that... unless you're a fan of Katherine Heigl, then you can just go fuck yourself.
With that said, God Almighty this is a train wreck. It's films like this that make me wonder if Joel Schumacher suffers from multiple personalities. It's almost impossible to…
I could write a review about how this movie is disappointing but survives because it has a lot of talent in it.
But then I'd be telling a lie. It's just a mediocre bunch of crap.
There once was a jolly ol' Joel
Who buried Batman deep in a hole
And now with ol' Nic and Nicole
He may have robbed me of my soul
If vulgar auteurism will ever move beyond fetishisation of craft, Schumacher is ripe for discovery. The flashbacks of Kidman's seduction alone make this one a small, chaotic masterpiece.
A ridiculous brainless boring film. Nicholas Cage gives his worst performance to date along side a cast of characters as uninteresting as a plank of wood. Plot lines are picked up and dropped at randoms. The characters make no sense. The only positive is the teenage daughter is hot. A truly ugly film in every department.
This is the kind of movie you watch in a bus travelling somewhere, irrelevant, entertaining but not enough, and after an hour of having left the bus, you forgot everything about it. Like a 'fast food' flick. It's a shame that Joel Schumacher's career ends with this, because he made a lot of good films
I like Nicholas Cage, but this movie was a waste of my time. I have never seen such a bunch of idiots who make the one bad decision after another, in this weird hostage-ception movie. Not recommended.
Every decision that Joel Schumacher makes to instill a sense of suspense and intelligence in his already contrived and generic home invasion film backfires in such fashion that I'm no longer able to feel anything in its wake.
Joel Schumacher competently directing a mess once again. There is no depth to this film whatsoever, but it manages to hold a slight attention for little to no time. The acting is adequate, but never captivating, the plot is very expected and the twist doesn't convince as it feels far fetched and comes of as lame. There's nothing original here, but it's not exceptionally bad either, it's just pointless. Cage's acting is droll, which gave me slight entertainment at least.
Nicole Kidman why? Nicolas Cage, I get it. Ben Mendelsohn, nice work. Unfortunately inept script that throws way too much in to try to allow for twists.
It could have been good if they had stuck to a more straight-forward plot like Funny Games did. By the end Trespass is like a parody of an M. Night Shyamalan film.
Humans would not act like that in said situation.
Totally generic home invasion movie featuring the stellar cast of Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman, both far from their best. But it isn't Joel Schumacher's worst film - not by 8mm.
A list of films where the location manager could take a nice holiday. Suggestions welcome.