Next up at my look at Nicolas Cage movies that are currently available on Blu-ray comes a thriller from director Joel Schumacher. Cage plays a diamond dealer that gets more than he bargained for one night. Nicole Kidman stars alongside him playing his frustrated and somewhat lonely wife. So without further ado let’s get into it, here’s my Trespass blu-ray review.
- Trespass (2011)
- Genre: Crime, Thriller
- Directed by Joel Schumacher
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By Lionsgate
- Blu-ray Released: 24 December 2012
An apparently highly successful diamond dealer (Nicolas Cage) is about to find himself and his family held hostage at their family home by a gang of thief’s that appear to know pretty much everything about their lives.
Style / Direction
The films directed by Joel Schumacher whilst the cinematography is handled by Andrzej Bartkowiak. To be fair Schumacher delivers an incredibly tense and compelling film that never lets up. I’d have to say it’s both a very well made and paced thriller.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is composed by David Buckley.
Acting / Characters
Both Cage and Kidman deliver good performances which really is required in this tense setup. If you don’t believe in their characters this type of hostage scenario really doesn’t work. But fortunately it does and we see a slightly different Nicolas Cage than we are used to in many of his films. He plays Kyle Miller a diamond dealer, he’s an intelligent guy but this is not him being an action hero. This is more a real life hero putting his family first knowing if he miscalculates the situation they will all end up dead.
Nicole Kidman plays Kyle’s wife Sarah, she has her own issues that are slowly revealed over the course of the siege. Clearly Sarah and Kyle’s marriage is not going too well, has she been tempted to find happiness elsewhere?
- Nicolas Cage as Kyle Miller
- Nicole Kidman as Sarah Miller
- Cam Gigandet as Jonah
- Jordana Spiro as Petal
- Ben Mendelsohn as Elias
- Liana Liberato as Avery Miller
- Dash Mihok as Ty
- Nico Tortorella as Jake
- Emily Meade as Kendra
- Terry Milam as Travis
- Brandon Belknap as Dylan
- Tina Parker as Security Operator
- Dave Maldonado as Security Guard
- Nilo Otero as Mr. Big
- Simona Williams as Mrs. Big
Conclusion: Trespass (2011) Film Review
I’m not going to say Trespass is the best Nicolas Cage or Nicole Kidman film either has ever acted in, but I really do think this is a somewhat underrated gem (pun intended). It’s well acted, tense and really does make compelling viewing, I mean what more do you want from a thriller.
It received mixed reviews by most film critics but I for one think this is actually an above average thriller that’s well worth a look.
If you enjoyed my Trespass blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
- Season of the Witch (2011)
- Between Worlds (2018)
- Looking Glass (2018)
- Mandy (2018)
- Kill Chain (2019)
Conclusion: Trespass Blu-ray Review
The film’s from 2011 and therefore has no issues in picture quality department. On the extras front there’s just an interview with director Joel Schumacher. He talks about his film career in general as well as Trespass and also gives his thoughts on the movie business in general. Overall I’d say it’s well worth watching, I mean its only 15 minutes.
- Interview with Joel Schumacher (15 mins)
On to my movie rating for Trespass (2011)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH WATCHING
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: GOOD
Trespass (2011) is available now on blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version
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Summary: Trespass (2011) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Trespass (2011)
Duration: 91 mins
Director(s): Joel Schumacher
Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Liana Liberato, Cam Gigandet, Jordana Spiro
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A tense and well acted thriller that’s somewhat of an underrated gem.