Trauma Review

Hey, just because you put Colin Firth in your movie doesn't mean it isn't total nonsense.

In the ill-advised Trauma, Firth tries his hand at, of all things, a psychological horror movie. His Ben wakes from a coma to discover that his wife has been killed in a car crash. He tries to get his life together in the creepiest apartment complex on earth, only to be haunted by a variety of visions, snoopy cops, and a plague of ants. Oh, and Mena Suvari lives down the hall.

Or does she!?

There's absolutely no logic or sense in Trauma; it's just an excuse for director Marc Evans to explore his The Ring-inspired creepy imagery and work on a "nothing is what it seems" story line. It doesn't pan out: Trauma isn't so much confusing as it is bafflingly uninspired and stupid. I spent the whole film waiting impatiently for it to be over, just like I've spent the past five minutes typing this review.

Enough already!



Facts and Figures

Run time: 106 mins

In Theaters: Friday 12th March 1993

Distributed by: Worldvision Home Video

Reviews 1.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Fresh: 4 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 6.0 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Ben, as Charlotte, as Elisa, as Roland, Neil Edmond as Mills