Trespass Against Us is another aimless crime drama in the vein of God's Pocket. No direction, no point, and no clue. Even the performances are incredibly weak, and I can't believe I'm saying that about two of my favorite actors, Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson. From beginning to end, the audience has zero clue as to who these people are, why they're doing what they're doing, or why we should care. Little things like narrative structure tend to aid character development, you know? When you're missing both, you end up with a steaming pile of movie.
So far as I could tell, Fassbender plays Chad Cutler, the reluctant son of career criminal Colby Cutler (Gleeson). They're supposed to be master thieves, but that's never proven. They only do one job and it's a botched one. Chad wants out, but can't stand up to his dad, who has considerable power over Chad's family and the other thieves who live in their caravan circle. The plot is so hard to follow or even care about. I found myself zoning out and waiting for the end.
Trespass Against Us is easily one of the worst crime dramas I've ever seen. It's just a rotten film with no discernible point. The cast is all phoning it in, the screenplay barely exists, and it's a formula that's been done to death. Father and son butt heads in criminal dynasty. I've seen it done better.