Trust Me (2014)



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Trust Me tells the sharp, comic story of Howard Holloway, a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy, he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time. With the support of his gorgeous new neighbor, he must wrangle the actress' volatile, overprotective father, dodge a scheming producer, and outwit his uber-slick nemesis. … More

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Clark Gregg
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On DVD: Aug 26, 2014
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Critic Reviews for Trust Me

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (11)

There's a fine tradition of acerbic movies that skewer Hollywood: Think "Sunset Boulevard," "The Player" and "What Just Happened," to name a few. The dark-humored "Trust Me" is a worthy addition to the list.

Full Review… | June 12, 2014
Arizona Republic
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There's certainly humor running through writer-director-star Clark Gregg's "Trust Me," the tale of an inept agent for child actors; it's just that not all of it feels intentional.

Full Review… | June 8, 2014
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As long as Gregg, as both actor and director, is anatomizing the Hollywood viper pit, Trust Me rings true.

Full Review… | June 6, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
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As the movie picks up speed and undergoes sudden, confusing plot reversals, it loses its satirical edge.

Full Review… | June 5, 2014
New York Times
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"Trust Me" contains so much terrific writing, acting and observation that it becomes a bit easier to forgive writer-director-star Clark Gregg when his ambitions best him during the movie's convoluted last third.

Full Review… | June 5, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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[Gregg] makes a tonally disastrous swerve ...

Full Review… | June 5, 2014
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for Trust Me


Rockwell plays the smarmy bad guy so well and Gregg plays such a great down-on-his luck good guy that you just hate to see how this movie ends. This is full of wonderful storytelling with a strong cast that makes for a great viewing experience.

Heather Metzger

I love Sam Rockwell, and he plays skeezy so well. It's more of a drama than a comedy, just to warn you. It's definitely got some funny moments, but the storyline is actually more developed than a comedy and a bit more serious.


Solid debut, but suffers from bad direction, both in Gregg's choices, and also in his staging of scenes and actors. The movie has that problem of acting timing, where a better or more experienced director would have had their actors talk with a little bit more of a pause between certain bits of dialogue (Kick-Ass 2 I noticed recently has had this same problem). Also, Gregg's use of metaphoric flourishes are awkwardly placed in the film; I think a more experienced director would again have been able to clean up Gregg's murkiness (or have excised them altogether). That all being said, I for the most part liked the movie and the story, I just think the script and the direction needed a bit more of a polish.

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