Trance [2013]

4 stars

Trance-posterDirected by: Danny Boyle
Written by: Joe Ahearne, John Hodge
Starring: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel

You know how they say some movies “keep you guessing until the very end”? Well, I don’t think I’d ever felt compelled to use that phrase until now. You can tell director Danny Boyle and writers Joe Ahearne and John Hodge are having a blast just throwing question marks at the viewer and I loved it.

This twisty, oh-so-stylish thriller plays like a mashup of Inception, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Lola Rennt. It’s such a fascinating enigma that it should be marketed as a brain workout video.

A showcase for the underrated talents of James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel, set to a throbbing, energetic score by Rick Smith, this sexy, brainy actioner is one of the best films of the year so far.