Trance (2013)

Trance (2013)

Trance (2013)

From director Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Trainspotting), a psychological thriller following fine art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) who teams with a criminal gang (led by Vincent Cassel) to steal a valuable Goya painting. When the audacious heist goes wrong and Simon forgets where he stashed the artwork, they turn to a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) to help him remember. Deep in his jumbled psyche the boundaries between reality and hypnotic suggestion blur.

2013Rating: MA15+, contains strong themes, violence, nudity and sex scenes100 minsUK
DramaThriller
Director:
Danny Boyle ('Slumdog Millionaire', '127 Hours', '28 Days Later', 'Trainspotting')
Writer:
Joe AhearneJohn Hodge
Cast:
James McAvoyRosario DawsonVincent CasselTuppence MiddletonDanny Sapani

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Trance (2013) / Reviews

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Director Danny Boyle's hyper-kinetic filmmaking style has rarely been better applied than in this heady (in every sense of the word) post-Inception thriller. An irresistable set-up – London art thief forgets where he stashed a stolen painting and turns to a hypnotherapist to help him remember – plays out with tantalising ambiguity as allegiances shift and reality comes into question.

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Variety

Variety

A trippy variation on the dream-within-a-dream movie, Boyle’s return-to-form crimer constantly challenges what audiences think they know, but neglects to establish why they should care.

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Total Film

Total Film

Sprinting to the edge of preposterousness and back, this deliriously entertaining day-glo noir of fried brains and blown fuses denotes a director at the top of his game.

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Time Out

Time Out

The film plays like something Boyle could kick out in his sleep, all his supercool devices listlessly deployed in service of a mediocre wet dream.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Boyle is a flamboyant visual stylist with a punk rocker's delight in anarchic jolts. His is a cinema of attraction and repulsion.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Trance is a disappointment: a strident, chaotic, frantically overcooked film with an almost deafeningly intrusive ambient soundtrack.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A slick heist tale with more twists than sense.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Danny Boyle has great and plainly evident fun adding twists and curves and tunnels and endless style to his modern London noir Trance, but he makes so many left turns that the film turns in on itself rather than going anywhere.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Though it rings ever so slightly hollow as cool shades into callousness, this exercise in sexy suspense and brain-scrambling mystery is a dazzling, absorbing entertainment which shows off Danny Boyle’s mastery of complex storytelling and black, black humour.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Narratively, Trance is questionable, but Boyle and Hodges whisk past all the unlikely developments with enough verve and style to keep audiences from thinking too hard.

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