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  • Summary: What happens when a man with everything - a beautiful wife, a teenage daughter and a wealthy estate - is confronted with the reality of losing it all? That is what Kyle Miller must come to terms with as he and his family become the victims of a vicious home invasion. Led by Elias and Jonah,What happens when a man with everything - a beautiful wife, a teenage daughter and a wealthy estate - is confronted with the reality of losing it all? That is what Kyle Miller must come to terms with as he and his family become the victims of a vicious home invasion. Led by Elias and Jonah, a gang of cold-blooded thugs holds Kyle and his loved ones hostage as they carry out their plans to take everything that Kyle holds dear, including his life. (Millennium Entertainment) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Sep 14, 2011
    80
    A home-invasion flick that grabs viewers by the throat and only stops squeezing long enough to wipe sweat from its palms.
  2. 63
    Trespass is at least a suitable rest stop for his (Cage) anguish. An unapologetic B-movie that comes with lots of flashbacks, gunplay and shouting, it can easily be savoured and forgotten inside 90 minutes.
  3. 50
    It's never boring but the relentless twists do get a bit tedious.
  4. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Oct 14, 2011
    50
    Trespass is best received as an almost viable B-movie that just happens to have A-list leads.
  5. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Oct 16, 2011
    38
    Trespass is a home invasion movie, but not a clever, taut one; it's sloppy and obvious, with curves so un-serpentine they might as well be straightaways.
  6. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Oct 13, 2011
    25
    One of those movies that an audience knows is terrible the minute it starts.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 14, 2011
    12
    Cage and director Joel Schumacher, who has fallen so far from the A-list that he provokes a demand for new letters of the alphabet after Z, have each found their cinematic soulmates.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Sep 20, 2014
    8
    Has Nicholas Cage ever made a bad movie? Granted that some haven't been as good as Trespass, but when you see Nicholas Cage's name, you knowHas Nicholas Cage ever made a bad movie? Granted that some haven't been as good as Trespass, but when you see Nicholas Cage's name, you know you're always going to be entertained. Teaming up with famed Director Joel Schumacher and the always intense Nicole Kidman, Cage stars in a type of film we've all seen before. Trespass has a common storyline, but it's done in an unexpected way, with an ending that will leave you speechless. Kyle Miller (Nicholas Cage) is a wealthy diamond merchant, who has finally built the mansion he's always wanted. It has also made him a target for a sophisticated team of thieves, who want their share. Surprised at home one night, the Miller family is held hostage. Positive that if he gives them what he wants his family is dead, Kyle refuses their demands, leading to an epic standoff. Nicholas Cage shows a different side in Trespass, as he's not the cunning hero that saves the day, but rather a family man, trying to protect his family. He's paired with Nicole Kidman, who while being a terrific actress, usually makes films I have no interest in seeing. An action thriller is also something out of the norm for her, but she handled it like a pro and her chemistry with Nicholas Cage was outstanding! Finally, the cast is rounded out by OC star and teen heartthrob Cam Gigandet. I've made it clear that I feel a lot of these "heartthrobs" only get jobs because of their looks, and if that's the rule, Gigandet is the exception. Playing both sides in the conflict, the young star does an outstanding job. Gigandet's character is easily the most complex, having to play the good and the bad guy. It's his role and the twist associated with it that makes the whole film rise above similar films like Panic Room. On the surface Trespass is just another copycat, but the story turns out to be far more complex than a home invasion. A unique cast of characters with terrific chemistry, combined with one of my favorite Directors, make for what can only be called a must see movie! Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2012
    6
    The movie is of course nothing that hasn't been done before, but I did enjoy the constant suspense and good acting. Unfortunately I couldn'tThe movie is of course nothing that hasn't been done before, but I did enjoy the constant suspense and good acting. Unfortunately I couldn't stand the crack-head woman in it. I'm not sure why it's always female characters that ruin movies - but she was awful. It was like they put her in for nothing more than a tiny bit of nudity. Aside from that, it was a decent watch but nothing original. Cherry Tree Lane still remains to be my favourite hostage-in-my-own-home movie. Expand
  3. May 1, 2013
    6
    Acting was solid, Constant suspense kept you on your toes but it never really went any where. Very anti-climactic ending that was like a spitActing was solid, Constant suspense kept you on your toes but it never really went any where. Very anti-climactic ending that was like a spit to the face of anyone who sat through it. It wasn't a bad movie, I enjoyed it, and I did not feel it deserved as low of a critic score as it got because I have sat through far worst. I just wish the ending was better. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2013
    4
    Script-4/10
    Nothing special in the story,but liked the visualization of bond between family.
    Acting-6/10 Cage & kidman did great,others
    Script-4/10
    Nothing special in the story,but liked the visualization of bond between family.
    Acting-6/10
    Cage & kidman did great,others were OK.
    Visual-3/10
    Effect & picturization was not good.
    Entertainment-4/10
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  5. Nov 13, 2014
    3
    "Trespass" 10 Scale Rating: 3.5 (Bad) ...

    The Good: Well ... Cam Gigandet didn't annoy the crap out of me in this movie. I guess that is a
    "Trespass" 10 Scale Rating: 3.5 (Bad) ...

    The Good: Well ... Cam Gigandet didn't annoy the crap out of me in this movie. I guess that is a plus.

    The Bad: ... everyone else did. It doesn't bode well for a film when I WANT the bad guys to off the hostages and then die themselves in a fiery car accident directly afterwards. What a mess of a movie.
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  6. Oct 24, 2011
    2
    Well, the signs were not very good, when Millennium Entertainment decided to shoot straight for Blu-Ray and On-Demand with only 9 theatresWell, the signs were not very good, when Millennium Entertainment decided to shoot straight for Blu-Ray and On-Demand with only 9 theatres showing "Trespass." And, the fears have been confirmed: the film is an utter disaster. It is really the last thing either Kidman or Cage needed, but they got it. The screenplay is atrocious, with so many twists and turns it makes you sick. None of it is original - don't be fooled. The film goes for quantity instead of quality, hence the attempt to look "smart" while shifting plot lines like it's no one's business. Nicholas Cage (whom I usually take to be a rather good actor) is simply horrid, as is pretty much everyone else in the cast. I love Nicole Kidman, but she just ended up screaming and giving scared looks throughout most of the film. Then again, she couldn't do much with such thinly written characters. She at least looked stunningly beautiful, and it was rather nice to see her lips be regular shape and volume again, after much fuss over her face and plastic surgery/botox stuff. But, to get back to the point - Trespass is stunningly annoying, with horrible, cheesy dialogue, unnecessary and improbable plot changes, and lame editing. Overall, I would not pay even the "On-Demand" price for it, since it's not worth it. To be honest, though, I never expected much from the director of "Batman Forever" in the first place, so I'm not even surprised. Expand
  7. Apr 22, 2013
    1
    Schumacher succeeds only in adding yet another un-watchable film to his portfolio. 'Trepass' is flawed to such an extent that you wonder howSchumacher succeeds only in adding yet another un-watchable film to his portfolio. 'Trepass' is flawed to such an extent that you wonder how it got made in the first place. Expand

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