Trespass Against Us

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Trespass Against Us
Trespass Against Us.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Adam Smith
Produced by
Written by Alastair Siddons
Music by Tom Rowlands
Cinematography Edu Grau
Edited by
  • Film4
  • BFI
  • Protagonist Pictures
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Lipsync LLP
  • Westgrove Partners
  • DMC Film
  • Potboiler Production
  • Albert Granville
Distributed by
Release date
  • 9 September 2016 (2016-09-09) (Toronto)
  • 20 January 2017 (2017-01-20) (United States)
  • 3 March 2017 (2017-03-03) (United Kingdom)
Running time
99 minutes[1]
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Language English
Box office $488,277[2][3]

Trespass Against Us is a British-American crime drama film directed by Adam Smith and written by Alastair Siddons. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Sean Harris, Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear, and Killian Scott.

It was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.[4] It was released in the United States on 20 January 2017, by A24 and in the United Kingdom on 3 March 2017 by Lionsgate.


To give a better future to his son, Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) tries to get out of the criminal business that his family has run for generations. However, his own father Colby (Brendan Gleeson) considers doing so a betrayal, so it will not be easy for Chad to leave a well-rooted criminal system.



On 31 October 2013, it was announced that Michael Fassbender would be starring in the gangster film, titled Trespass Against Us, which Adam Smith would direct, based on the script by Alastair Siddons.[5] Siddons would produce along with Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood through Potboiler Productions.[5] Film4 Productions would co-finance the film, whose score would be done by The Chemical Brothers.[5] On 16 May 2014, more cast was announced including Brendan Gleeson, Sean Harris, Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear and Killian Scott.[6]

Filming began in June 2014 in the United Kingdom.[7]


On 16 May 2014, Lionsgate acquired the UK rights to the film.[6] A24 Films acquired US rights to the film on 16 December 2014.[8] The film was released in the United States on 24 November 2016, before opening in a limited release and through video on demand on 20 January 2017.[9][10] The film was released in the United Kingdom on 3 March 2017.[11]

Critical reception[edit]

Trespass Against Us received mixed reviews from critics. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 56%, based on 64 reviews, with an average score of 5.6/10. The site's consensus reads, "Trespass Against Us benefits from Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson's typically strong performances, even when they aren't quite enough to balance the story's narrative drift and awkward tonal shifts."[12] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 51 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[13]


  1. ^ "Trespass Against Us (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Trespass Against Us". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Trespass Against Us (2017) - International Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 11 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Toronto To Open With 'The Magnificent Seven'; 'La La Land', 'Deepwater Horizon' Among Galas & Presentations". Deadline. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Kemp, Stuart (31 October 2013). "AFM: Michael Fassbender in Talks to Star in 'Trespass Against Us'". Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Barraclough, Leo (16 May 2014). "Cannes: Lionsgate Acquires U.K. Rights to Michael Fassbender Film 'Trespass Against Us'". Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ezra Khan films Trespass Against Us". 19 June 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Jaafar, Ali (16 December 2014). "'Trespass Against Us' Finds Home With A24". Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  9. ^ Evry, Max (22 September 2016). "Trespass Against Us Trailer and Poster Featuring Michael Fassbender". Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  10. ^ Schobert, Christopher (10 September 2016). "Trespass Against Us TIFF 2016 Review". The Film Stage. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Trespass Against Us". Launching Films. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Trespass Against Us". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Trespass Against Us". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 

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