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Trespass Review

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2.5

Dave White Profile

Give generously to Nicolas Cage. Read full review

3.0

Grae Drake Profile

Like Funny Games, but funnier. Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    37

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Trespass is a home invasion movie, but not a clever, taut one; it's sloppy and obvious, with curves so un-serpentine they might as well be straightaways.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A home invasion thriller that may set a record for the number of times the characters point loaded pistols at one another's heads. First we're afraid somebody will get shot. Then we're afraid nobody will be.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    A home-invasion flick that grabs viewers by the throat and only stops squeezing long enough to wipe sweat from its palms.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Robbery-gone-wrong tale is violent, intense, disappointing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this violent thriller about a family (including Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage) terrorized by a quartet of burglars includes lots of fighting, shooting, and blood, as well as threats with a syringe full of some kind of deadly paralyzing drug. There's some sexual innuendo and talk about an extramarital affair. Language is very strong, including multiple uses of "f--k." At various points, characters smoke pot, drink wine, and smoke cigarettes, and a teen prepares to snort cocaine at a party (he rubs some on his gums). One character is a drug dealer.

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. Is all of it necessary to the story? Is it thrilling or brutal?
  • Kyle attempts to stand up to his attackers by talking to them. Is this a good way to deal with bullies? What other ways can people deal with bullies?
  • Is Kyle a good role model? Is he a hero or an antihero? Is he likable?
  • How does the movie portray drinking and drug use? Are there realistic consequences?

The good stuff
  • message true1

    Messages: The main characters act bravely, solve problems, and overcome challenges as they try to defend their home and family against the intruders. 

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: The main character is a salesman and something of a hustler. He occasionally lies, and he's not entirely admirable, but he shows that he loves his family above all, and his skills come in handy when he must fight for himself and his family and overcome difficult odds.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Almost every character is injured in some way. Guns are pulled, and characters are shot, with blood all over the place. There's lots of fighting, punching, and pummeling; a character's hand is smashed. Characters are threatened with and injected with a paralyzing drug. A character is injured in a car crash; another is burned alive.

  • sex false1

    Sex: A husband and wife kiss once. A younger man flirts with the wife and kisses her briefly before she pulls away. There's a suggestion that she has had an affair with him. Some innuendo.

  • language false4

    Language: "F--k" is used often, generally in the heat of the moment; "hell," "goddamn," "a--hole," "s--t," and "bitch" are also used.

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: A pack of Marlboro cigarettes is visible.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A secondary character is a drug dealer. A teen at a party prepares to ingest some cocaine (he rubs some on his gums). One of the main characters drinks a glass of wine. One secondary character smokes pot; another smokes a cigarette.

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