The Man. The Legend. The Weirdo. Nicolas Cage.
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
Review In A Nutshell:
Panic Room did it much better.
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.
There's always money in the banana stand!
The true diamond of this movie is Nicole Kidman's hair that looks prettier the more dishevelled it gets. What kind of sorcery is this?
Cage Rage - Part 1
I'd heard it was terrible. But I can never pass up a good Nic Cage performance. And by "a good Nic Cage performance" I do mean "a very bad Nic Cage performance."
The rest of the cast is equally terrible. Okay, Nicole Kidman isn't bad, but she isn't very good either. Everyone else is overacting like crazy.
It isn't just the acting that's crap, either. The script is a total clusterfuck, introducing random plot elements helter-skelter.
He's got the diamonds! He doesn't got the diamonds! They want a kidney! They don't want a kidney! The young thug's a nice guy! No, the young thug is a nutbag! Romance scandal! Flashbacks! Nicole Kidman's "filthy lust!" What is happening! Is this a real script that got produced!
The weirdest thing is, I kind of had a good time watching it.
Trabajo alimenticio tanto para el director (el muy irregular Joel Schumacher) como para los protas (los muy disfrazados Nicolas Cage y Nicole Kidman). Típica peli de robo a familia bien que se complica y en la que incluso los giros se huelen a distancia.
De cualquier modo es entretenida y Ben Mendelsohn está tan bien como siempre. Se puede ver.
Lots of twists and turns. Some obvious. Some not.
What I got to say about "Trespass" is that it's a hell of a thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. It's also a movie that is a nail biting with intensity. The performances by the cast is really excellent. "Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman give striking performances." The directing by Joel Schumacher is really good. The screenplay by Karl Gajdusek is great. But moments that the screenplay great realistic vibe to it. The cinematography in this really well. And the score in this movie is perfect and moments that it could be dramatic. "I'm raving that "Trespass" is a movie that so believable that it really holds the attention to make you understand what really could happen in really life!"
Literally the worst film i've seen this year, I don;t know why I even bother with Nicolas Cage anymore. This is the last time. I'm never going for a Cage film again, I'm so glad I didn't pay to see this or I would have been Pissed. Don't see this film! It's shiiiit.
i may be drunk but i would die for ben mendelsohn and his terrible filmography
Cage... this is the only reason to watch this film.... and was the only reason I watched it in the first place, as my task of completing the mammoth Cage filmography continues...
Trespass might have been a good idea on paper, but the movie just ends up being silly and pointless at the end, and you leave not really taking away anything significant.
They try to be witty and smart, throwing in supposed "twists" and attempts at character development, but all of this just falls flat on it's face, and as it leads to the ultimate climax, you're left disconnected and not really caring.... A powerful disappointment.... 1.5/5
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