Written May 02, 2016
Let me start by saying: Rosario Dawson... OMFG!!!! Honest. Worth the price of admission alone.
Now, that I've calmed down a bit... I liked Trance, but I thought it was a bit of a lost opportunity. I was hoping it would be a vehicle to explore some of the philosophical/metaphysical aspects of being human. Kind of like Matrix or 6th Sense are great thrillers, but also explore fairly deep concepts.
Trance is not that. It is a convoluted whodunit, or more accurately who-done-what. Even at the end, I was left not quite knowing what was real, what was imagined, or even who was really dead.
Go see it. The story will keep you entranced, and the visuals will keep your heart rate elevated.
Written February 06, 2016
but one you will forget (pun intended). Acting was excellent and the plot twisted but one could follow it for the most part. Still, like many of these journeymen movies, it didn't leave you feeling you would bother seeing it again on DVD or TV.
Written January 31, 2015
Pacing was very odd for this film. Dreadfully slow then skipped ahead in the real timeline (not the trance scenes). Character progressions were disjointed at best and unbelievable.
Written February 06, 2016
Terrific acting informs this convoluted conundrum of flashbacks revolving around the theft of a Francisco Goya (1746-1828) painting (“Witches in the Air”); which is where the audience hovers between nonfiction and the twilight zone; Danny Boyle’s slick scenario, at best, is masterful manipulation but flounders when dealing with the consequences of the therapeutic process focusing on hypnosis (“trance”) and those susceptible to its capabilities...
Carl Jung (1875-1961) whose profession was sloshing around in the psyches of the tormented, sated that “he who looks outside dreams; he who looks within awakens”; “Trance” is a paradox, challenging the audience to differentiate the empirical from the rational; an exercise I found rather intoxicating, “entrancing”...
TWO & 3/4 STARS!!!
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Written September 02, 2015
a great thriller with good performances by all, a twisty plot and masterfully shot.
now about Fandango... what a waste of a website this really is. i mean, i had a gift card that i got on my B-day and wanted to buy tickets for this movie...well guess what
Fandango makes you pay a "convenience" charge, for no reason at all. when me and my g-friend got to the theater we still had to wait in line to pick up our tickets. never again will i buy or use Fandango. ciao!!!