The Trust Reviews

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April 2, 2019
Man cannot live on Nicolas Cage alone, however - take him out of the proceedings and The Trust proves to be a by-the-numbers bank job with a disappointing conclusion.
February 19, 2019
There's an absence of any sort of genre or thematic cohesion, leading to a film littered with tonal fits and starts that come off as more or less random.
August 6, 2018
The Trust is perfect for those wishing to see two fantastic actors paired in delightfully quirky roles.
March 16, 2017
Cage returns to the Las Vegas he once famously left, joined by Elijah Wood for a simple but mostly effective heist flick.
March 5, 2017
buried away in this taut caper is a critique of the venality, corruption and greed that drives economic mobility in a country where police earn less than a casino busboy can get in tips, and where fortune smiles broadest on the ruthlessly larcenous.
February 7, 2017
The ending is a tad flat [but] there's fun to be had along the way, not least from the way Cage adds kooky flourishes to the narrative. 'I have an idea,' he says when inspiration strikes... 'It's kind of wacky.'
December 30, 2016
Sibling co-directors Alex and Benjamin Brewer have fun establishing their Ocean's Eleven-esque scenario, one that gives Cage plenty of room to lend comedic and sinister shadings to his unlikely criminal.
October 24, 2016
There is, in the end, a lot to like and enjoy contained within The Trust, but it's predominantly outweighed (and essentially negated) by an unfocused narrative that grows more and more tiresome as it progresses.
August 25, 2016
Even with all its flaws, The Trust is still a far superior Nicolas Cage film than anything we've seen in recent times.
August 17, 2016
The Trust is a vehicle that works for both Cage and Wood. The Brewer brothers must have seen what could be done with the pair's unlikely chemistry and the strange, murky darkness and black humor that emerges from it.
August 16, 2016
It's a smart, well-observed piece, and it has a jet black sense of humor that makes it feel like something special. It's very small, and because of that, it feels very focused.
June 20, 2016
The Trust is a heist movie that gives Nicolas Cage his juiciest performance since Kick-Ass and indulges some very kooky Cageian line readings.
June 20, 2016
Some of the quirkier touches feel a little forced but more often than not there's a winning sense of oddball charm.
June 17, 2016
This subversive rearranging of genre clichs features a pair of amusing performances and a quirky vibe to overcome its pedestrian plotting.
June 13, 2016
To its credit, The Trust is considerably more interested in character quirks and offbeat conversations filled with basic tropes and cliches, and the chemistry between the two leads is really quite entertaining.
May 29, 2016
There are foetuses that would be more convincing in the role of a jaded lawman than Wood. You can festoon him with hookers and drug paraphernalia - he still looks like a newly hatched baby bird.
May 27, 2016
Cage is on fine form in this slick little thriller.
May 26, 2016
Wood, a very long way removed from his Lord of the Rings glory days, is a womanising, drug-taking small timer, essentially decent but easily led astray by his friend. They're on the road to nowhere and that's where the film is headed too.
May 26, 2016
There's little in the way of tension, surprise or consistency, and the disappointing ending leaves questions about the point of the whole exercise.
May 26, 2016
Tune into its offbeat frequency ... and there is much to enjoy.
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