As terrible movies go, it's not unentertaining - once you surrender to its trashmeister idiocy.
Trevor Johnston, Time Out, 2011-11-08
It's sloppy and obvious, with curves so un-serpentine they might as well be straightaways
James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2011-10-14
I wished a bottle would roll by so I could stick an S.O.S. in it.
Kyle Smith, New York Post, 2011-10-14
Is "Trespass" the moment when we give up, and accept the path Nic Cage has chosen for himself? Or should we just keep averting our eyes, until he's done cashing easy checks?
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 2011-10-14
Schumacher makes it all look good - he can't help himself - but somehow that just makes it nastier.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2011-10-14
[A] putrefying piece of genre junk.
Leah Rozen, TheWrap, 2011-10-14
It's a strange variety of entertainment that hooks you throughout and then leaves you nothing but glad that it's over.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 2011-10-13
A belabored, often laughable melee of sound, fury and unnecessarily frenzied cinematography in which everyone yells, screams and threatens while any sense of dread quickly drains away.
Stephen Holden, New York Times, 2011-10-13
In the end, "Trespass" steps all over its own genre strengths.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 2011-10-13
You wonder what on earth inspired Cage and Kidman to sign on for this dreck, as you ponder how long Schumacher can possibly string this out.
Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 2011-10-13
Can someone explain what Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman are doing in a chaotic and sadistic home-invasion thriller, shot in digital colors so radioactive they appear to have leaked out of the Fukushima nuclear plant?
Dave Daley, Salon.com, 2011-10-13
One of those movies that an audience knows is terrible the minute it starts.
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 2011-10-13
An astoundingly senseless thriller featuring Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, and a band of masked goons. (The word thriller is used very loosely.)
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2011-10-13
Trespass begins loopy and mounts in craziness until it's frothing-at-the-mouth insane.
Nathan Rabin, AV Club, 2011-10-13
A home invasion thriller that may set a record for the number of times the characters point loaded pistols at one another's heads.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2011-10-13
Trespass is still something of a dog...
Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies, 2011-10-12
Something odd is happening to Mr. Cage's face. His skin is yellow, his cheeks are swollen, and his head is too big for his body.
Rex Reed, New York Observer, 2011-10-12
Trespass is assembly-line product through and through -- unabashedly mediocre and instantly forgettable. A Joel Schumacher joint, in other words.
Keith Uhlich, Time Out, 2011-10-11
First-time screenwriter Karl Gajdusek's attempts at making timely observations about the dangers of living beyond one's means are drowned out by the howlers coming out of the characters' mouths.
Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, 2011-10-11