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…
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.
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…
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
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.
A film like this, with home invaders trying to get into nicolas cage's safe and him trying to stall them and save his wife, is obviously meant to be a tense battle of wits between captor and captee.
Shame that none of the characters came armed.
"Give me the money!"
"I'm going to kill your wife/daughter."
"I'll do what you want if you let her go."
"OK. Give me the money."
Rinse and repeat. While Stolen was Nic Cage's Taken, this is very much Nic Cage's Hostage (remember that Bruce Willis film? I thought that was actually decent). At least Joel Schumacher and Cage throw in some fun camp melodramatic moments for your money (Cage: "You shit-fucking animals!"), there's plenty of impressive camera swooshes and other visual trickery to keep you interested, and it's enjoyably sadistic.
Unapologetic trash. A glorified Lifetime movie enhanced by some slick Schumacher sheen, oddly uttered Cage line deliveries, and an obsession with whipping the viewer through more twists and turns than a roller coaster. This doesn't reach the same fun horror heights as, say, "You're Next" nor are the performances or cinematography as strong as the similar Fincher helmed "Panic Room". But that doesn't mean it's not entertaining. It's a fine film to pass time during a short flight or as a way to spend an otherwise unfilled weekend afternoon. For maximum fun, have friends over and make a drinking game out of every time a secret is revealed in this big screen version of Two Truths and a Lie.
Ben Medelsohn does his best to keep this ridiculous film afloat, but he had Cage and Schumacher working against him.
Glasses Cage and Nicole Kidman slum in a stupid home invasion film that believes the quality increases with each twist.
Amazing, top-notch, high-octane drama from the creative mind behind Batman & Robin. An unbelieveable effort from Cage and co. Must-watch!
The best birthday present I have ever received
BOX OFFICE. 💰💰💰 💲10.0 million
A bit boring. The movie seems to be going on and on and on forever, it's always around the same topic.
I found myself not even caring for the fate of the family, they should have spent a bit of time building the relationship between the characters.
It also didn't help that Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman had 0 chemistry...
It had a good twist at the end, but it wasn't good enough to make up for the entire movie.
It's watchable, but slow paced.
Loved that daughter character. Really relatable to my age set.
A movie that goes from banal to Cage-strength-insanity in the film's final third.
A list of films where the location manager could take a nice holiday. Suggestions welcome.