Excerpt: Directed by Danny Boyle Starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassell Danny Boyle, the man behind a masterful film (Slumdog Millionaire) and the adventurous thriller (127 hours) has picked a thriller inspiring from Inception. But it is that, it never tried to copy. Trance is thrilling. Trance is unique for Boyle. His vision: Never try to be hero is evident here.
Summary: I thought there would be more to this movie than what the trailer showed, but I had no idea it would have as many twists and turns as it did. I really dug how it all played out and I was genuinely surprised a few times. The psychological edge to the story makes for a sustained involvement in the the mystery. Boyle delivers solid, visually striking direction as always. A good, streamlined, and fast-paced thinker.
Excerpt: The best line in this critics opinion to sum up the story was "The memory is not destroyed, it is locked in a cage, and with enough force, enough violence, the lock can be broken. It comes back, the memory, not completely, not entirely, but enough to drive you, to make you feel you have been cheated, enough to make you angry." A film about a stolen painting, hypnotism, memories and love.
Excerpt: Trance is a movie about hypnotism, art theft and abusive relationships. If that sounds like it’s a good Idea for a movie, I would agree, it sounds like an awesome Idea for a movie. Sadly despite the coolness of the concept Trance falls short in the execution. The movie begins with a solid plot and quick pace, bringing us through the ins an outs of an Art Heist then later through the ins and outs of the people involved.
Excerpt: Trance (2013) Simon (James McAvoy) works as an art auctioneer at a prestigious auction house. While auctioning off a painting worth millions of dollars, the auction house is hit by robbers, resulting in Simon getting hit over the head. When he wakes up, the burning question everyone has, including the robbers is, where is the painting? But Simon can’t remember a thing about the robbery.
Excerpt: An auctioneer suffers head trauma during an art robbery that causes him to lose his memory, much to the chagrin of the perpetrators who employ a hypnotherapist to learn the whereabouts of the missing painting. Genre spanner Danny Boyle turns his hand to the heist movie in this mind bending psycho thriller that bears all the hallmarks of his otherwise eclectic projects.
Conclusion: I looked forward to watching this,being a DANNY BOYLE film,but I got frustrated halfway through and though it has a good ending,i wasn't left impressed. The story is of an art heist,he gets knocked out,can't remember where he put the painring and the other crooks try hypnosis to find the memory and the painting. The first half really works well,with the hypnotist giving you the thought she's up to something,but what?
Summary: Trance starts off like a regular heist movie and progressively turned into something else, something less appealing. The pacing was perfect in the first 30 minutes, however as soon as the initial heist is over with everything slows down and meanders along like a senior citizen. There are some thrilling moments and the audience is never entirely sure what turn the story will take next.
Summary: Danny Boyle knows how to put together a great looking and sounding pic but his attempt to create something a little more abstractly philosophical doesn't quite pull together. TRANCE plays a little like a cross between a classic art-heist betrayal flick a la THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR and a philosophical action piece evoking Nolan's dig into mediating reality in INCEPTION with its murky 'Is this real or imagined or does it even matter?' spiral.