Trespass Against Us is a British crime film directed by Adam Smith and is about Chad, a husband and father of two who’s trying to separate himself from his father, Colby who constantly drags him in his life of crime.
The film doesn’t follow a conventional narrative but it was never the less a good watch. Michael Fassbender gives an excellent performance as Chad, and Brendan Gleeson is as up to par as the father, Colby. But I must say the kids in the film was excellent, they gave very impressive performances. Despite me enjoying the film for its characters, and acting, there were plenty of flaws I had with the movie. In the very beginning of the film, we find out that Chad’s brother was locked up in prison so the family decides to drive a car hazardously through the street which says “Free Bryan”, Chad’s brother. After that, the brother is never mentioned of again and just felt like an idea that was tossed around and eventually forgotten of.
During the “action” parts of the film, the cinematography gets very shaky and it’s very hard to see what’s happening. There’s also a character in the film whose name is Gordon who was just annoying, I didn’t get his character other than he’s the “crazy” guy. Finally, the last twenty or so minutes of the film felt very loose and didn’t have any sense of what it was doing, I felt that the movie really lost its steam and was just trying to keep on pushing up the tracks.
Overall I really enjoyed “Trespass Against Us“, it follows a very conventional story that we’ve seen many times before, but ultimately is saved by its performances by the entire cast.
* Blood Bonds: On the set of Trespass Against Us – a pretty basic EPK with the cast, writer, director talking about how the project came to be, casting, stunts et al.
* Heartfelt: Director Adam Smith on The Chemical Brothers – the director looks back at his 20 year relationship with the duo but mainly convincing Tom Rowlands to score the film and what he bought to the project.
Drama | UK, 2016 | 15 | 3rd July 2017 (UK) | Lionsgate Film Ent. | Dir. Adam Smith | Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Georgie Smith, Rory Kinnear |Buy:[Blu-ray]