Sword of Trust

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When Cynthia & Mary (Jillian Bell & Michaela Watkins) show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, the only item she's received is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War. The two attempt to unload the object to a curmudgeonly pawnshop owner (Marc Maron) & his man-child sidekick Nathaniel (Jon Bass). When Mel and Nathaniel discover there's a black market for the relic, the two pairs reluctantly join forces to sell this rarefied 'prover item' to the highest bidder. The adventure that ensues takes the four of them on a wild journey into the depths of conspiracy theory and Southern disillusionment.


Critic Reviews for Sword of Trust

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

  • Even as the narrative fizzles, the movie remains an appealing assemblage of timely themes.

    Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    Top Critic
  • I wanted to discard every element of the plot and just hang out with the characters over coffee for an hour-something that speaks to both Shelton's gift with character/performances and how little I cared about what actually happens in this movie.

    Mar 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Its concerns are person-to-person rather than broadly political in the end, which is far from surprising in a Shelton film. On this modest scale, it finds reason for hope.

    Mar 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Everyone onscreen is so good at this kind of work that one wishes more tightly scripted comedy screenplays had such savory dialogue, or inspired character conceptions.

    Mar 9, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

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  • Stands upon the mumblecore tenement of character reigning supreme above plot

    May 14, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • With Sword of Trust, Shelton has crafted an intimate dramedy of modest ambition that hints at some deep emotional truths, if not groundbreaking societal ones.

    Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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