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Review: 'Trespass' 'Two Jews On Film' Say This Thriller Doesn't Exactly Thrill (Video)

  • Oct 13, 2011
By Joan Alperin-Schwartz 

Sarah (Nicole Kidman) an architect, has a beautiful house, a beautiful face, and a beautiful daughter, but she's unhappy. We know this by her reaction, when hubby Kyle (Nicholas Cage) tells her, he has to meet a client and won't be able to eat the delicious dinner she's prepared.  He doesn't even have time for the glass of wine Sarah offers him.

Well, someone has to pay for the sprawling, modern, glass home Sarah's designed.  Lucky for her, Kyle is a very successful diamond dealer.

Adding to Sarah's discontent, is her daughter, Avery (Liana Liberato).  When Sarah brings her a tray of food, Avery refuses to open her door.  She's pissed that her mom won't let her go out and party...

Poor Sarah...could it be her cooking?

Sarah is ready to spend a lonely evening at home...But before Kyle can jump into his Porsche and speed away, two police officers appear at their front door.  They trick Kyle into letting them in.  Of course, if he didn't, there wouldn't be a movie. 

It's no surprise, that the cops aren't really cops. Turns out they're super violent, sadistic, bad-ass dudes, that want Kyle's diamonds. And they want them ASAP.    Unfortunately for them, and for Kyle's family, he has a very different plan for his gems...and they don't include...opening his safe.

What lifts this very familiar story slightly above the norm...are the plot twists/backstory that slowly gets revealed as Kyle enters a game of will with these not-so-jolly home invaders.  Of course, this game could get Avery and Sarah killed, but what the hell...A guy has to try, right?

There are some clever, interesting moments in 'Trespass' but as I was watching it, I kept wondering...why the talents of Joel Schumacher (director) Nicole Kidman and Nicholas Cage got involved with this project.

Because 'Trespass' has a plot I've seen many times before, I couldn't award it alot of bagels.  John gave it a lesser score than I did...but that's to be expected.  He's so unforgiving.

  'Trespass' opens in theaters, Friday October 14, 2011.  You can also see it  without having to pay for parking and popcorn.  Just use your remote and go to VOD.    
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October 14, 2011
I saw previous for this ondemand. I thought as much. Thanks, Joan and John!
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review by . December 16, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
* out of ****      I wonder if there's ever been a home-invasion movie which the home-invasion movies of the past existed; and the characters had watched those films, thus giving them knowledge when the big night (because most movies of this kind prefer the dark) begins. The characters - from heroes to villains - in Joel Schumacher's "Trespass" apparently haven't seen a home-invasion flick before; they do their best not to dodge each cliché as it comes their way, but …
review by . October 14, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
It is tough to believe that Nicolas Cage'smoney problems are still this bad. It really is a shame that an Academy Award winning actor now has to do movies like this. But what I can't figure out is why Nicole Kidman is involved. This is a movie that at one point had discussions of going directly to DVD, but due to some big names got a theatrical debut. For whatever the reason Joel Schumacher, who always seems to direct movies this bad yet still get some kind of box office, strikes again …
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My husband (creator of the cult classic films FACES OF DEATH) andmyself (actress/screenwriter) are ex New Yorkers, see alot of films and usually disagree. So our friends decided that we need a review … more
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Director: Joel Schumacher
Screen Writer: Karl Gajdusek

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