Trespass Against Us

Review: Chad Cutler is torn by the choice between his respect for his father and a better life for his children. Three generations of the Cutler family live as notorious outlaws. Chad struggles to reassess his criminal life. Meanwhile, the cops are closing in on the family.
Director: Adam Smith
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear, Killian Scott, Sean Harris and Anna Calder-Marshall
Year: 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure, Art-House, Crime, Drama and International
Conclusion: 3/5
Seen at the 60th London Film Festival (2016), this was the second of two films that I went to see. I went to see this on the last day of the Festival. After the film there was a question and answer session with the director and also the screenwriter, which was very interesting. One of the topics that they mentioned was that this was actually based on a true story. Some of the family came down to see this film the night it was first opened at the festival and that was the first time they had seen the film. The Chemical Brothers did the soundtrack. Apparently, in the first draft that they did, the music was a bit too rocky and they were told it needed to be a bit more mellow. They then went back to re-do the whole soundtrack, which then sounded much better than the first draft. I do hope that the soundtrack will come out eventually and I do think it would be great music to listen to. Michael Fassbender’s acting in this is extraordinary. Some of the best acting I have seen him do. He has such a powerful presence on the screen. Brendan Gleeson also puts a lot of energy into this film and he is brilliantly cast for the part that he plays. I thought the whole film was really well edited. There were some scenes (especially the last scene) where I thought it was quite meaningful and very moving. I felt so sorry for Chad in the end in so many different ways. This film isn’t out on general release in the cinemas until March 2017.


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