'Trespass' review: A thriller that accidentally turned out funny

RedEye movie critic

* (out of four)

Written and acted as if the tension is meant to be broken, “Trespass” features victims (Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Liana Liberato) who are as dumb as the criminals (Cam Gigandet, Dash Mihok, Ben Mendelsohn, Jordana Spiro) trying to rob their house. When he’s not yelling, Cage for some reason speaks as if he has peanut butter in his mouth, which is hilarious even when he’s not talking about the etymology of the word “diamond.” Everyone knew Cage and director Joel Schumacher (“The Number 23”) had sunk to this level, but Kidman? It's also very sad to see the promising Liberato, so good in David Schwimmer’s “Trust,” wrapped up in this mess, which recalls the absurd Harrison Ford thriller “Firewall.” That ain’t a compliment.

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