Written May 07, 2015
It's not often that a movie plays in my local multiplex that actually makes me think and not want to doze off. This one requires your full attention and even though yes, there may be some holes in the plot, this is still a don't miss movie!
Written July 01, 2015
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A very multi-layered psychological film-a must see film! We've authored 5 books on film
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Written April 28, 2015
The way the film distorts time is excellent. The first half is straight forward, but the second half shifts all over the place, completely non-linear. Because of the heavy emphasis on hypnosis it’s always unclear what is reality, dream, trance, past, present, future. It is a big, flashy, colorful film.
Trance has a heist, physiological manipulation, an unorthodox love story, all elements that can make for great thriller, but they occur on screen sometimes too contrived, almost satirical. There are unrealistic, sometimes goofy flaws.
Trance is like a mix of the Inception and Eternal Sunshine. It is really entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny at times. The problem is that only in retrospect does the film really make any sense. Trance requires a certain level of forgiveness from its audience, and a truly great thriller, I think, would never request.
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Written October 25, 2014
If you have absolutely nothing else to do and like to throw away money, definitely go. While I liked the cast, the script that started out with a bang quickly dissolved into long patches of tedious, incoherent, flights of the director's fancy that at times was hard to string together. It's too bad because I liked the cinematography and the actors and the idea of art theft, but none of that made a difference after sitting through the endless meandering of the story line. My friend who saw it with me was even more disappointed. At the end, we said "Huh?"
Written November 27, 2014
This was another film that I've seen recently that is completely ruined by the very last scene. It just does not make any sense. Without giving away any plot, I will say that no human goes from being a person who cares about other people to completely indifferent at the chaos and death they've caused. Foolish ending and rather far fetched, old school ideas about hypnotism. If you must see this film, I strongly recomend waiting until it's on cable. Definitely not worth the price of todays tickets. So many of the interactions between characters does not make sense I'd be here all night listing them.