To borrow the film’s use of mixed metaphors, the thread of Trance tangles itself up in knots to the point where you don’t care if you unlock it. What begins as a twisty thriller eventually gets lost in those twists, and frequent attempts to double-back eventually cut off the film’s momentum as what should be an intriguing mystery becomes a tiresome parade of flat explanations and convoluted plot developments. Despite the stunning cinematography and director Danny Boyle‘s thoughtful symbolism and thematic ambition, Trance can’t hold itself together due to the half-baked plot and the miscasting of Rosario Dawson as the woman who should keep us under her portentous spell. READ MORE...


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