91 Min | Crime – Drama – Thriller | November 2011
IMDB Rating: 5.3
Director: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Cam Gigandet
Trespass Review: “Trespass” turned out to be a film about a family whose beautiful suburban house was intruded upon by a gang of desperate amateur robbers. The robbers were quite violent and brutal the way they treated diamond trader Kyle Miller (Nic Cage), his glamorous wife Sarah (Nic Kidman) and their rebellious young daughter Avery (Liana Liberato). Things got a little more complicated when it was revealed that one of the robbers Jonah (Cam Gigandet) had a psychotic crush on Sarah.
The performances in Trespass were over the top and unconvincing, both of the victims and the intruders. Nicole Kidman reminded me of her debut performance in “Dead Calm” as the victim of a psycho guy in love with her. However, she definitely loses her subtlety as well as any sexual tension as a victim here. Nicolas Cage was typically florid in his acting. You don’t know where from his business background he got his extreme gung-ho bravado in facing these robbers! It was good to see Liana Liberato again after her memorably disturbing debut film “Trust.” She had her good moments here. Cam Gigandet was appropriately creepy as the deluded Romeo. Jonah’s brother and gang ringleader Elias was well-played by Ben Mendelsohn,
Trespass was probably one of the noisiest movies set in a single house. Everyone was always hysterically screaming and shouting at the top of their lungs. Despite the brutality of the robbers, it was a wonder how the victims also had the guts to stand up to them. The Millers were daringly answering and fighting back in spite of the guns brandished by the bad men in their faces. Whole thing was highly improbable and unrealistic. Watch this at your own risk. Strictly for fans of the two Nics.