DVD Review: Trespass Against Us
Trespass Against Us has got two main things going for it: Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson, and they both bring their roles to life, and alone make this worth watching. But it’s an uphill battle for them in this disjointed tale of an entrenched gypsy family living on their own little bit of land, outlaws to society and even partially shunned by some of the more acceptable gypsy communities.
The story centers around three generations of the Cutler family, with Colby (Gleeson) being the community leader and essentially God, and Chad (Fassbender) his son and apparent heir. But worlds collide as Chad’s son is at that age where he’s either got to break free or be sucked into this anarchistic way of life forever.
With Chad being the best wheel-man around, Colby obviously doesn’t want to loose his son, and tries his best of influence his son and come between him and his wife, who is an apparent outsider.
Chad wants to break free and make a better life for his family, but the stumbling plot never gives him the right words or actions, and in the end the film finishes on a low note despite Fassbender and Gleeson’s best efforts and you come away debating what better ways you could have spent the night on the couch.
Rating: R13 Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb..