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.
The Trespass Drinking Game!
Take a drink every time there's a whip pan. Congratulations, you're dead. Wait that's not fun game.
Better idea: take a drink every time there's some kind of twist or reveal. Nope, very dead.
How about you take a drink every time someone gets away only to be caught again within a minute. IMMINENT DEATH!
Okay, every time two male characters get their faces close enough that it seems like they're about to makeout? DEADER THAN DEAD!
Each time characters are just about to kill another only to be stopped at the last second? DEEEEEEEEEEEAD!
Fuck it. Just drink until you black out. You won't miss much.
La idea del film fué buena pero el trayecto hacia la proyección final resultó un verdadero asco. Enredos y mentiras plagados en un trama que no terminó de cuajar en lo absoluto, con un final tan flojo y sin sabor que me dejó boquiabierto.
Lo mejor: La sinópsis.
Lo peor: El final tan insípido.
Mucho ruido y pocas nueces con la sinopsis. Pobre, leve, vueltera... Ideas inconclusas, situaciones poco claras. Lástima.
Igualmente, la situación en torno a una casa con la última seguridad es bastante atractiva.
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.
"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!
A list of films where the location manager could take a nice holiday. Suggestions welcome.