Want more recommendations for your family?
Sign up for our weekly newsletter for entertainment inspiration
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The main characters act bravely, solve problems, and overcome challenges as they try to defend their home and family against the intruders.
Positive Role Models
The main character is a salesman and something of a hustler. He occasionally lies, and he's not entirely admirable, but he shows that he loves his family above all, and his skills come in handy when he must fight for himself and his family and overcome difficult odds.
Violence & Scariness
Almost every character is injured in some way. Guns are pulled, and characters are shot, with blood all over the place. There's lots of fighting, punching, and pummeling; a character's hand is smashed. Characters are threatened with and injected with a paralyzing drug. A character is injured in a car crash; another is burned alive.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
A husband and wife kiss once. A younger man flirts with the wife and kisses her briefly before she pulls away. There's a suggestion that she has had an affair with him. Some innuendo.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
"F--k" is used often, generally in the heat of the moment; "hell," "goddamn," "a--hole," "s--t," and "bitch" are also used.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
A pack of Marlboro cigarettes is visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A secondary character is a drug dealer. A teen at a party prepares to ingest some cocaine (he rubs some on his gums). One of the main characters drinks a glass of wine. One secondary character smokes pot; another smokes a cigarette.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this violent thriller about a family (including Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage) terrorized by a quartet of burglars includes lots of fighting, shooting, and blood, as well as threats with a syringe full of some kind of deadly paralyzing drug. There's some sexual innuendo and talk about an extramarital affair. Language is very strong, including multiple uses of "f--k." At various points, characters smoke pot, drink wine, and smoke cigarettes, and a teen prepares to snort cocaine at a party (he rubs some on his gums). One character is a drug dealer. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Written by Karl Gajdusek of the TV series Dead Like Me, TRESPASS looks like it has the nugget of a good idea that could have led to a good movie, but this isn't it. Director Joel Schumacher is a Hollywood veteran with some interesting films on his resume but also a great many turkeys. He can't quite get the tone right on this one; it starts out pitched a bit too high and gets even higher as the movie goes on.
Rather than generating suspense, the movie simply becomes irritating. Rather than becoming an intellectual chess game, it becomes a rather sloppy game of 52 pick-up, with coincidence and abandoned threads ruling the day. Likewise, Cage can't seem to find a center for his character, so he comes across more like a madman than a loving father. Kidman, however, manages some of her usual grace, and Ben Mendelsohn makes a commanding villain.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.