Excerpt: Boyle's kinetic style is very much evident here and the film is visually impressive. Given that the nature of the plot revolves around hypnosis and memory, it is clear from the outset that not everything is as it seems. However whilst the finale and resolution are satisfying and make a second viewing worthwhile if not essential, the film does get a little confusing the first time.
Excerpt: Video: Trance is a gorgeously shot film, so it deserves nothing but the best. And here we've got it: the transfer does not disappoint. Everybody who has wanted to see Rosario Dawson in her birthday suit is granted that wish and much more in stunning HD clarity. Audio: Like all of Boyle's films, the sound effects are pretty bombastic. The track is suitably very dynamic.
Summary: Enthralling from the get go. Loved the performances and how each of three leads got a good share of the screen time. Smarmy, ultra-cool Vincent Cassel is great, Rosario Dawson has never been better and McAvoy is superb playing a character who gains and loses viewer sympathy with regular monotony. Fantastic soundtrack and a plot with so many surprises and turns that even if you pick one it is still three twists ahead of you.
Summary: Really enjoyed this and surprised at the bad reviews. Sure it was complex but kind of clever & I certainly didn't see how it would end. If anything my one criticism would be of the overly arty lighting and colour schemes. And as always Vincent Cassel shines...
Summary: Danny Boyle's style suited this kind of story perfectly - the film was intense and engrossing. It tied itself up into a knot or two but just before I gave up on it, it untied itself and revealed its hand in a deeply satisfying way.
Summary: Really enjoyed this - you can't watch this passively or you'll miss the twists and turns. James McEvoy is at his best and why wouldn't he be with the clever cast and writing to play with and great directing. Not for the feint hearted at times and one scene made all the guys in the audience whimper en masse.