Get in a spin with Danny Boyle’s Trance

mag grid. Caption: Danny Boyle's new film Trance starring James McAvoy
mag grid. Caption: Danny Boyle's new film Trance starring James McAvoy
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Trance (15)

Dir. Danny Boyle. Starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel

Following the triumph of his opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games, , Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle returns to the smaller canvas of the big screen.

Trance is a tricksy psychological thriller, penned by Joe Ahearne and John Hodge, which plays loose and fast with our preconceptions.

As a mind-bending trip, the film isn’t quite as smart as it pretends to be, tipping the wink to one major plot twist far too early.

However, Boyle’s bravura direction energises every frame, eliciting strong performances from his ensemble cast led by James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and the brooding Vincent Cassel.