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Based on 37 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Dawson digs deep and nails every nuance, making the dizzying suspense resonate with raw emotion. She is, in a word, electrifying. Even when the wheels come off the too-busy plot, so is the movie. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The visionary filmmaker's psychological thriller weaves a too-complicated tapestry. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I floated in and out of states that included suspense, surprise, delight and shock, all of them adding up to steady-state enjoyment. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Because Trance is principally about the thrill of the ride rather than the inner lives of the riders, it lacks that outlaw humanism specific to Boyle films such as "Trainspotting," "Slumdog Millionaire," and "Millions." In other words, it's an ingeniously built automaton, sexy as hell, and devoid of a heart. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    A frisky, feisty heist flick with brains and charisma, the movie may make a few errors, but they’re forgotten in the blink of an eye thanks to all the twists, turns and close shaves. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Danny Boyle has great and plainly evident fun adding twists and curves and tunnels and endless style to his modern London noir Trance, but he makes so many left turns that the film turns in on itself rather than going anywhere. show more

  • 35

    A shapelessly propulsive mess of pop psychology and poor drama. show more

  • 75

    Trance really belongs to Dawson and Cassel. When Dawson's Elizabeth steps onto the scene, you may be instantly convinced — without the aid of hypnosis, even — that she's surely the most effective hypnotist on the planet. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    This exhilarating brain-twister is a nonstop visual, aural and intellectual delight, steeped in movie conventions and yet fizzing with freshness. It’s what happens when film noir goes out to a rave. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    The film draws out Danny Boyle's less dazzling commercial side, not to mention his penchant for whirling excess. show more

  • August 24, 2013 Shannon
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    Stupid movie. It was a weak story line with the twist crammed into the last 20 minutses. James McAvoy is good but Rosario Dawson was really annoying.

  • July 25, 2013 Daze
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    good thriller to kill some time...check it out

  • April 13, 2013 ef00000000145577
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    It was a good psychological thriller in the same vein as Momento, House of Games an The Usual Suspects....those four movies are better but this one is very good. The three main actors were top notch. I do have a crush on Vincent Cassel, though!

  • April 12, 2013 newyorkjobman
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    To my surprise, much in the genre of Oberman, but with more meduvious synchronicity. Very unexpected twists, but Boyle should ignore obvious allegorical references and concentrate more on answering the dark existential questions alluded to in the first third of the film, but never resolved. Good try, but try not to take yourself so seriously the next time. Maybe a git more emwolb would have turned a crustacean into a groid, but we\'ll probably never know.

  • April 12, 2013 fcox50
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    loved it

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