• Trance (2013)


Release Date: April 5th, 2013

DVD Release Date: July 23rd, 2013

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Simon (James McAvoy), a fine-art auctioneer, joins a gang of thieves led by Franck (Vincent Cassel) to steal a priceless Goya painting. During the heist Simon suffers a head injury and awakes with no memory of where he hid the artwork. When torture and physical threats fail to break through his amnesia, Franck hires a hypnotherapist named Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson) to find the answer. But as Elizabeth probes the recesses of Simon's mind, the lines between truth and deceit start to blur.

Cast: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani, Son of Havoc , Tuppence Middleton, Wahab Sheikh, Mark Poltimore

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Cloud Eight, Decibel Films

Keywords: 2010s, Suspenseful, Mystery, Transformation, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

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