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Trespass

A 2011 movie directed by Joel Schumacher.

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Trespass

  • Oct 14, 2011
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-3
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 as he makes his attempt at the recent brash of home invasion movies.

Allow me to save you some time and tell you Cage plays a diamond investor looking to make a big score for his family who feels alienated from him. Meanwhile thieves bust into his house and want the money and the stones. From there as one can expect Cage loses his shit and refuses to go along with their plan. Then the threats from the thieves come pouring in, making all sorts of demands to get a big pay day. The last two steps repeat themselves for the next HOUR. Literally no difference: Do this or I will kill that, then Cage refuses and the process repeats itself.

I'm sure someone thought to themselves, how are we going to keep raising the tension in this scene? Rather than any character exploration or originality they choose to just move the gun around to different people. For those of you interested in how the writing meetings went my crack detective team was able to record a meeting before a shoot: "Who haven't we threatened yet? We already did all three, well how about we have the thieves threaten each other? We did that too? Fine what’s the running time? We still need 20 more minutes? Damn it! Well threaten them all again but this time with a knife, I'm calling it a day." So with legitimate tension clearly gone from the script the camera man does his best to move the camera back and forth really quickly, I applaud your attempt sir. They also kept trying to insert plot twists throughout the movie, but they aren't twists so much as a step by step following of how every movie like this is done.

By the end of the movie people in my screening were actually laughing about what was going on. This is a great movie if you want something completely over the top and melodramatic and need to turn your brain off for about 90 minutes; you just need to ask yourself if that is worth ten bucks. If all you need is an over the top laughs save your money for your convenience I have posted a video of The Wicker Man below, it has been condensed to its shortest and funniest format which is how I wishTrespass was edited. D-


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October 16, 2011
Great review; I've been wondering what has happened to Cage also as he really is a great actor, yet his latest works suck completely! I like the way you described the thoughts of the making of the film in order to use up the time -- I thought it was comical. Thanks for sharing a great review!!
 
October 15, 2011
I saw this ondemand, not sure if I should pay $ 6.99 for it....
October 16, 2011
If you have an extra seven dollars that you were gonna set on fire before then you might as well see this movie.  If not, then don't
October 16, 2011
LOL!! whatever happened to Nick Cage?
 
October 14, 2011
That is one crazy photo of Nicolas Cage.
 
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review by . December 16, 2011
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* 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 13, 2011
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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 …
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Director: Joel Schumacher
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