Trance (2013)

Review: Trance (2013)

10 Apr 13

Absurd & Stylish Thriller left me in a Trance

Danny Boyle returns to his day-job after the heady success of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. And it's clear he isn't about to let the ball drop with this crazy psychological thriller.

Whilst this is far from his greatest work, it's a sleek and classy piece of cinema. Sexy, intense, dark, and at times hard to follow, Trance succeeds because of three strong lead characters effectively taking us places we never thought we were going.

Rosario Dawson in particular does a sterling job as the hypnotherapist, and whilst I like James McAvoy, his performance did leave a bit to be desired. There's more twists and turns than a corkscrew, which does at times get annoying. But taking it on face value, there's a lot to enjoy here. It's a cool movie.

Did I understand it all? No.
Did I enjoy it? Absolutely!