Joel Schumacher's latest film, the home-invasion thriller 'Trespass,' has gotten a lot of bad buzz around the Web lately, mostly, it seems, because of an uninspired one-sheet and the announcement this summer that the film would go to DVD only a few weeks after it was to open this fall (It can't be good if it goes to DVD too soon, right?).

Anyhow, the film, starring Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Ben Mendelsohn, Cam Gigandet and Liana Liberato, was pretty much under the radar for months until Millennium Films picked it up this June. Now -- just prior to its unspooling at the Toronto International Film Festival -- Millennium has released the first trailer for the film ... and some bloggers think it's downright bad.

Has Schumacher -- whose career has included such diverse outings as 'St. Elmo's Fire,' 'The Lost Boys,' 'Flatliners,' 'Dying Young,' 'Falling Down,' 'Batman & Robin' and 'Phone Booth' -- hit rock bottom as some pundits are asserting? (See The Playlist, Collider, FirstShowing, among others). We won't know until the film opens -- Oct. 14, before hitting DVD and VOD on Nov. 1 -- but here's the trailer, preceded by the official synopsis. Tell us what you think.
In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family's estate. Behind their pristine walls and manicured gardens, Kyle, a fast-talking businessman, has entrusted the mansion's renovation to his stunning wife, Sarah. But between making those big decisions and keeping tabs on their defiant teenage daughter, Sarah often finds herself distracted by a young, handsome worker at their home. Nothing is what it seems, and it will take a group of cold-blooded criminals led by Elias, who have been planning a vicious home invasion for months, to bring the Miller family together. When they storm the manor, everyone is tangled up in betrayal, deception, temptation and scheming. Kyle, Sarah and Avery will take the ultimate risk to make it out with their lives -- and their family -- intact.
R 2011
Based on 19 critics

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