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Trance 2013

  • Danny Boyle
  • April 5, 2013
  • 101 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Don't be a hero.
A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang, joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur, the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.


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As another user stated, this is not a pause and play movie. This movie rewards you for sitting down and really paying attention. At the start of the movie, we find the characters simple people with simple motivations, and by the end of the film, the characters, plot, and such has done a complete 180. It's almost like watching two films at once. Many parts were confusing, and I wasn't satisfied with the ending, but it was a very well done film none the less. If you like movies with twist endings and are a fan of James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel, this is a pretty good watch.
7/10 due to the ending and slight pacing issues that broke the immersion for me at times.

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Fantastic soundtrack, nice continuity and plot

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Boyle's kinetic style is very much evident here and the film is visually impressive. Given that the nature of the plot revolves around hypnosis and memory, it is clear from the outset that not everything is as it seems. However whilst the finale and resolution are satisfying and make a second viewing worthwhile if not essential, the film does get a little confusing the first time. This may well have been the intent, but with the editing style and plot elements somewhat disjointed at various points in the film, it occasionally goes a little to far and loses the audience. Thankfully the film does bring all these elements together in a satisfying, if not particularly revelatory way at the end.

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