Trespass Against Us Reviewed by Jon E Clist

The Premise
A man looks to find a way to escape the criminal ways of his outlaw family.

The Review
Think of films like Snatch and then remove the comedy aspect and that’s what you have here. Well actually it is really just the part of Snatch that revolves around the caravan Park and the family of ruffians that surround Brad Pitts bare knuckle fighter character. The setting for this film is a tough as nails caravan park in a rough part of the world. This is a film about one man feeling stuck in his situation and desperately wanting out of it and yet the big question remains, can a leopard change its spots?

What an awesome top level cast of Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson. These two play so well off each other and help to instil the drama and yet playfulness throughout all moments in the story. You really couldn’t ask for a better tandem performance for your feature film debut. Yes, that’s right this is Adam Smith’s first feature directing outing. Imagine getting to make your first full feature film and getting Fassbender and Gleeson as your leads?

Whether it is from the screenwriter or the director, you get the sense that one or both have lived within this element of humanity. There is a wonderfully dark and gritty realism that invades each moment of the film. As a result you fall right in the middle of desiring a hope-filled outcome for the central character and yet you feel that he is still a person who will end up paying for his sins regardless of his desire to remove himself from this world.

The Verdict
A nice visit into a world that most of us have never experienced and for the most part wouldn’t want to.

The Trailer

The Info
Releases: 16th March 2017
Rating: R13 – Contains Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb
Duration: 99 minutes 
Genre:  Drama/Crime
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear, Sean Harris, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Gerard Kearns, Tony Way, Georgie Smith
Director: Adam Smith (Feature Debut)

The Extras
Michael Fassbender and Sean Harris played together before in Prometheus (2012) and Macbeth (2015).

Brendan Gleeson was cast to play Michael Fassbender's father for a second time in the 2016 release Assassins Creed, in which Fassbender leads and co produces.

Michael Fassbender has previously worked with Brendan Gleeson's son (Domhnall Gleeson) in Frank (2014).