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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.
All the twists are predictable and contrived, also the pace is very uneven what makes it feel very long.
Usually what makes good home invasion movies work is interesting reactions from the characters, smart decisions and tense interactions. For all of this you need smart characters, however, everyone in Trespass is a moron.
I dislocated my shoulder today and, on top of the three hours of excruciating pain, I'll be paying a thousand bucks in ambulance fees. To cheer myself up and forget about my financial woes, I needed a Cage fix. And boy does Trespass deliver! This is a great bad movie. There's about a thousand stupid twists. Everybody shouts and swears and shout-swears constantly — "SHUT THE FUCK UP", "GET THE FUCK DOWN", "FUCK"," FUCK", "FUUUUCK" etc. — and is permanently drenched in sweat. Both Nics give really silly performances, especially Cage who swings madly in tone, volume and character line to line. Big points to Ben Mendelsohn, who is usually an excellent actor and looks like he's having a blast…
Not quite sure why or how Joel Schumacher is still making movies.
32/100 - Mr Pink
Vile, awful home invasion thriller. Lots of shouty people shouting.
Only Ben Mendelsohn (BLOODLINE) manages to avoid humiliation in this poorly acted, poorly scripted home-invasion thriller filmed for no good reason in Shreveport.
Full review at Johnny LaRue's Crane Shot:
One could call this Panic Room for bros, or like an inverse Bling Ring...also for bros.
I love how smug Joel Schumacher is in the making of documentary short. Dude could not give a damn about anything.
Hmph. Not impressed. 1.5 hours bad guys with guns shouting, Nicolas Cage saying "NO" and Nicole Kidman weeping loudly. I mean come on!!
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.
These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…
No he visto:
I haven't seen:
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
D.C. Cab Cousins