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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, 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) Collapse
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: Steven Rea
    Oct 13, 2011
    25
    An astoundingly senseless thriller.
  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: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Oct 24, 2011
    6
    Lets start with why I went to see Trespass - because of Nicolas Cage, whom I try not to miss, ever! And then there was the bonus - Nicole Kidman as well, plus an experienced Thriller movie maker Joel Silver. But all that punched into the equation - the movie couldn't reach where it aimed. It's a hostage-at-house movie, where the family members & the goons are all hiding something from each other. Nicolas Cage is a diamond agent, with a huge mansion for his wife Nicole Kidman to sit around alone, as her husband is out of town making money and her teenage daughter is out partying. One of those rare days, when the whole family is home, becomes far from pleasant, when a gang of masked people barge into their house, taking the family hostage. Though the gang seem to have a lot of information about Nicolas & his family, the heist doesn't go as planned as people start revealing head-spinning secrets one by one. A cat & mouse game ensues, as the family constantly tries to escape while everybody involved try to figure out who betrayed who.

    There are a lot of twists in the movie and the thrill stays on during the whole movie. It's good to see Nicolas not in his usual action guy avatar. But the movie still fails to make a high impact and ends up being just another popcorn movie, watchable but easily-forgettable.

    Joel Silver could've done better than that.
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  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'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 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
    were OK.
    Visual-3/10
    Effect & picturization was not good.
    Entertainment-4/10
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  5. 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 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
  6. Jan 4, 2014
    2
    All right, let's start with the positive. "Trespass" has some decent cinematography and editing. Now, let's move on to the negatives. The movie's script, dialogue, story and a large portion of the acting are trash. It's like the movie's storyline are put together in a couple of weeks. Definitely not a recommendation. 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 how it got made in the first place. Expand

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