Trance
Trance (2013)

Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As stylish as ever, director Danny Boyle seems to be treading water with the surprisingly thinly written Trance -- but for fans of Boyle's work, it should still prove a trippily entertaining distraction.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

Trance is high-order, film noir nonsense that takes Boyle back to the thrillers he made at the start of his career with John Hodge (he wrote Trance, too), like Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, that were preoccupied with the grimy corners of the psyche.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Dawson walks through this film with majestic confidence while McAvoy is constantly inches from a full breakdown. And Boyle keeps that tension mesmerizing.

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

In less qualified hands, Trance wouldn't be this entertaining.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Trance is to Danny Boyle more or less as Side Effects was to Steven Soderbergh: an arty spin on a trashy B-movie, engineered to showcase the director's particular gifts.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

I came away wondering whether the headache I left the theater with was such a bad -- or even unintentional -- thing after all.

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

It goes off the rails, but in a way that's exciting and reinvigorating.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The story draws us in even through the murk.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The plot of Trance is purposely convoluted - you're supposed to get more and more confused as the story unfolds, not always sure if what you're watching is a dream.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

In the first half I was definitely invested in what was unfolding, but couldn't believe by the end that director Boyle could deliver something so ham fisted and clunky.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Danny Boyle's Trance is one of those films that boasts an impressive concept, but fails to deliver. I really expected this film to be good, but the end… More
Michael S
After a string of mainstream hits (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), "Trance" is Danny Boyle's return to the more eccentric genre fare he was… More
Ross Collins
Entertaining British crime caper but I found the characterisations a bit hard to believe and the plot becomes a bit too confused.
Daniel Mumby
It's very common for directors to kick back and have some fun after winning a major award. The Coen Brothers have virtually made a career out of… More
Sam Barnett
Trance sees director Danny Boyle return to the kind of kinetic sensory-overload-with-attitude that harkens back to his early days of Trainspotting glory. And… More
Anthony Lawrie
There is much more to Trance than just the fact Rosario Dawson takes her clothes off but I'm buggered if I can remember what they are. Something along the… More