Written July 26, 2016
I don't like movies when I can't follow what's going on. Some people like this type of movie.
Too many twists and turns for me. The good thing, it gets explained at the end, and then you understand why such and such happened.
The movie is not for kids. There is full frontal nudity.
In summary it was very strange, but I have to say it was done well.
Written January 16, 2017
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 January 19, 2017
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 February 21, 2017
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 April 27, 2017
Don't waste your time with this one unless you like movies that are utterly, completely, totally unbelievable. Such a silly premise and preposterous payoff. Really? ...Really? I got it for a matinee price and I feel completely ripped off.