Trance ★★★½

Add this to the very short list of heist films made in the last decade that are actually good - off the top of my head, that list includes with The Inside Man, The Town and, perhaps most similarly, Inception.

Great cinematography and exceptional visuals, pulsing along with a distinctly Boyle soundtrack - a driving, rhythmic four/four beat - make this film a sensory experience, dripping in glossy reflections and light flares that actually serve a visual purpose. Cassel and MacAvoy are in fine form, and Dawson and the supporting crew round out the film admirably.

There's a bit of a long-winded expositional departure in the final act that draws near tediousness, but there's enough interesting twists without falling into the trap of it all being in the character's head (all too easy to do in any psychological thriller).

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