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Trespass Against Us (2016)

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


Adam Smith
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fassbender ... Chad Cutler
Brendan Gleeson ... Colby Cutler
Lyndsey Marshal ... Kelly Cutler
Georgie Smith Georgie Smith ... Tyson Cutler
Rory Kinnear ... P.C. Lovage
Killian Scott ... Kenny
Sean Harris ... Gordon Bennett
Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Sampson
Kacie Anderson Kacie Anderson ... Mini Cutler
Gerard Kearns ... Lester
Tony Way ... Norman
Barry Keoghan ... Windows
Ezra Khan Ezra Khan ... Jamail
Alan Williams ... Noah
Anastasia Hille ... Mrs. Crawley


Living as pariahs on the outskirts of Gloucestershire, three generations of Cutlers, the infamous family of professional criminals, spend their time planning the next heist and mocking the Police. Under Colby's wing, the family's patriarch, the one who pulls all the strings and the source of all evil, Chad the eldest son, finds himself wavering from his desire to live a quiet life with his wife and son away from crime and his fearful respect to his father. When Colby devises a plan targeting Lord Lieutenant's inestimable private collection of art, the Police will come after them hard and a life of bad decisions, violence and crime will begin to collapse, underlining the fact that Chad, his father's worthy son and heir needs to make his decisions fast. Will he attempt to oppose and break up the family, or will he spread wings and begin to live his new life? After all, you've only got one family.. Written by Nick Riganas

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United by Blood, Divided by Fear. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some disturbing behavior and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nož u našim leđima See more »

Filming Locations:

The Queens Square, Adeyfield See more »

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Trespass against us" is the second movie featuring Harris that quotes the Lord's prayer. The first being "Deliver us from Evil", a horror flick co-starring Eric Bana. See more »


[Last Lines to Kelly]
Colby Cutler: Dogs and cats, Kel.
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Forgive Me
Written by Wilbert Harrison
Published by Wilberton Music Publishers c/o/ Artists Rights Enforcement Corp.
Performed by C. 'Happy' Thomas
Used by permission of CC Adcock
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A small movie with great actors
11 September 2016 | by wxgirl55See all my reviews

First time feature-film director Adam Smith establishes much in the opening minutes of the movie.

Our first image has the camera on the heels of a bullet-fast hare being chased and running for it's life through an endless meadow. Chasing, it seems, is a way of life for the backwoods thieving Cutler clan who we're about to meet.

The local British constabulary is usually doing the pursuing.

Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) squirms under the thumb of Colby, his domineering father, whose never-ending lifestyle of thievery sees no happy end. With a brother already trapped in prison, Chad looks at his young impressionable son and wonders whether he can offer him a different future.

To create a different path he must reassess Colby as a role model, and contemplate the unimaginable… to trespass against his father's wishes and put his own young family's well-being above the clan's. Ensuring an education – something his father denied him – seems to be the only escape route for his children's otherwise ill-fated future.

Colby, played by the indomitable Brendan Gleeson, is an uneducated patriarch whose limited worldview is a creeping cause for concern. His knack for planning successful robberies is now questionable, and he senses growing desperation and worry since it's become apparent his schemes are outdated and flawed. But knowing no other way of life, he hangs on, using whatever resources he can to keep his son, Chad, with him.

Michael Fassbender is an extremely talented actor and makes a powerful presence on the screen. Through him we witness Chad's struggle to be a dutiful son, loving husband and responsible father. With no formal schooling, no ability to read or write, his strongest skill is seen behind the wheel of a car in hot pursuit, he wrestles to make a choice on what kind of future he can offer his young family.

My rating: 76 /100

20 /25 – Overall

11 /15 – Directing

12 /15 – Acting

13 /15 – Cinematography (colour, angle, camera position)

06 /10 – Editing (rhythm, pace)

08 /10 – Script (dialogue, storyline)

06 /10 – Music/score (sound foley, costume, make-up casting)

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