Trust Reviews

Page 1 of 4
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
April 18, 2011
Little more than a well-acted series of loose ends and cop-outs.
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 31, 2011
He's adept with actors, but Schwimmer has yet to locate his strengths behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
March 31, 2011
There is a better place for films like David Schwimmer's Trust than a theater, and that place is the Movie of the Week slot on broadcast television
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 1, 2011
Prurient, ham-handed and amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 1, 2011
The script is blaring and obvious at all times, and in his second directorial effort, David Schwimmer doesn't have a clue how dull it is for the audience to endure scene after scene of anguish, crying and screaming matches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
March 31, 2011
An episode of To Catch a Predator that confuses itself for In the Bedroom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
parathetei me epwdynh safhneia tis epiptwseis ths katabarathrwshs ayths ths empistosynhs, thn synaisthhmatikh ths apoksenwsh ap' toys alhthina dikoys ths anthrwpoys kai thn metallaksh ths oikeiothtas sthn opoia eixe ependysei
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
March 31, 2011
Unfortunately, this well-acted cautionary tale is hampered by a lack of visual finesse and a script (by Andy Bellin and Robert Festinger) in need of a narrative rethink and a dialogue polish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
April 4, 2011
Characters are less characters than placards in a revved-up PSA about the Gen Y horrors of teen rape.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Top Critic
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
March 31, 2011
The claustrophobic film offers a strange anti-catharsis; it's all tension and frustration with no crowd-pleasing release.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 22, 2010
It had potential, but the execution is all wrong, as it should have been handled with more sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
Justin Chang
Variety
March 28, 2011
Actor-helmer David Schwimmer makes an ill-advised shift into Afterschool Special territory with his sophomore feature, Trust.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 14, 2011
A big-screen version of a Lifetime Network movie--more sharply drawn and powerfully delivered, perhaps, but essentially cut from the same cloth.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 7, 2011
The whole section of the plot dealing with Will's shame and rage at failing to protect his child is hammily and unconvincingly acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
May 3, 2013
An excellent screenplay and fantastic performances make Trust one of the year's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Shaun Munro
What Culture
July 8, 2011
Trust centers around a horrible event, but it's the uncomfortable shades of grey - as well as the outstanding performances - which make it smart, original and utterly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emma Dibdin
Little White Lies
July 7, 2011
Committed performances and a masterful first act bolster this structurally flawed handling of an impossibly tricky subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
July 7, 2011
Any parent of a teenage child, but especially those fully aware of how technology is opening doors to strange places like never before, will find Trust a deeply disturbing watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 31, 2011
It's easy to imagine how this story could have been exploited and dumbed down. It works instead with intelligence and sympathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
April 4, 2011
[A] challenging and provocative must-see movie that provides no pat answers and will surely have audiences talking long afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Page 1 of 4