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‘Trance’ fails to mesmerize on Blu-ray

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New to Blu-ray is the latest film from Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle that marks his first step back into the realm of the psychological crime thriller since his debut film “Shallow Grave”, “Trance”. The film is the feature adaptation of writer Joe Ahearne’s television film from 2001 of the same name and features a stellar trio of actors leading the small ensemble set in the high stakes world of art thievery.

Trance

Starring: James McAvoyVincent CasselRosario Dawson

Written by Joe Ahearne, John Hodge

Directed by Danny BoyleSimon (McAvoy) is a fine art auctioneer who gets mixed up with a gang led by Franck (Cassel) looking to steal a painting. After the painting goes missing, Simon and Franck, along with Franck’s crew, join forces with hypnotherapist Elizabeth (Dawson) to recover their lost spoils. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated. (more…)


Danny Boyle manages to get us in a ‘Trance’, but just barely

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Trance Review

Starring: James McAvoyVincent CasselRosario Dawson

Written by Joe Ahearne, John Hodge

Directed by Danny Boyle

Director Danny Boyle takes a step back into the realm of the psychological crime thriller for the first time since his debut film “Shallow Grave” with his newest film set in the world of art crime, Trance. The film is the feature adaptation of writer Joe Ahearne’s television film from 2001 of the same name, with frequent Boyle writing collaborator Hodge helping out with script of this version of the story. With a stellar trio leading the film the only question that remains is how effective it is?

Simon (McAvoy) is a fine art auctioneer who gets mixed up with a gang led by Franck (more…)