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Director David Schwimmer gets some gut-wrenching performances out of his actors but he still lacks the chops to fully ratchet up story tension.



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When Annie, a 14-year-old girl, is seduced by a 41-year-old internet predator she knows only as "Charlie," it tears apart her family. While her father becomes obsessed with revenge fantasies, Annie enters therapy, where she refuses to admit she's been victimized.

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Jason Clarke
as Doug Tate
Viola Davis
as Gail Friedman
Zoe Levin
as Brittany
Zanny Laird
as Serena Edmonds
Brandon Molale
as Volleyball Coach
Ruth Crawford
as Grandma Susan
Marty Bufalini
as Grandpa Cal
Inga Wilson
as Aunt Nicole
Jennifer Kincer
as Charlie's Mother
Mary Murphy
as Teacher
Sandro Carotti
as Italian Teacher
Milica Govich
as Ms. Worley
Jared Conrad
as Cell Phone Student
Sarab Kamoo
as Officer Gomez
Lise Lacasse
as Passing Nurse
Anthonia Kitchen
as Forensic Nurse
Wallace Bridges
as Security Officer
Joe Sikora
as Rob Moscone
Julia Glander
as Sandra Van Dorsey
D.J. Coburger
as Child Predator
Robert Axelrod
as Gun Salesman
Brooke Bayless
as Bikini Woman
Cassi Fitch
as Sally Moscone
Lili Kaufman
as Apple Woman
Laura Niemi
as Susanna
Garrett Ryan
as Marcus Weston
Noah Crawford
as Tyler Martel
Miles Robinson
as FBI Man #1
Deanna Fakhouri
as FBI Woman
Martin Malota
as FBI Man #2
Jamal Johnson
as FBI Agent
Jay Siegel
as Tour Guide
Nathan Zylich
as Will's Co-Worker
Pamela Washington
as Ad Agency Lady
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Critic Reviews for Trust

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (19)

  • Even if it's a mite clunky, Trust does a decent job and avoids the regulation happy ending.

    Jul 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • The whole section of the plot dealing with Will's shame and rage at failing to protect his child is hammily and unconvincingly acted.

    Jul 7, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Committed performances and a masterful first act bolster this structurally flawed handling of an impossibly tricky subject.

    Jul 7, 2011 | Rating: 4/5
  • An exercise in sober drama and a middle-class cautionary tale which explores a family ripped up by the roots after the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

    Jul 6, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Audiences most definitely will squirm and wish they were anywhere but in the theater, despite the fact that it features some of Clive Owen's best work and a startling movie debut by the 15-year-old Liana Liberato.

    Apr 21, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • What Trust conveys, at its best, is that ultimately parental protections are not foolproof, and that is the greatest horror of all.

    Apr 8, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trust

Schwimmer really makes us empathize with his characters and directs this disquieting drama with a remarkable confidence, never letting the plot become exploitative or trivial, but the third act gives in to some unnecessary conflicts and the resolution is a bit clichéd.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Good Story about young people and modern day internet problems, ie facebook, my space if you have a daughter under 17 might pay to watch this. 4 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Good job David Schwimmer! This movie deals with a side of sexual assault from a predator that most don't know about. Take it from me, it happens. It happened long before the internet came around, but the internet just made it easier. This story is a powerful one, and portrays how it can devastate entire families. Very well done. Great acting. ..Stay for the credits. It shows a glimpse in how these sickos can be anyone in your life...a family member..a teacher..a neighbor..etc.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


What took her family years to build, a stranger stole in an instant. Very good important film! Terrific performances from everyone involved. The plot was just very well made. Scary good is the best way I can describe this movie. You'll walk away knowing you just saw something important and you'll immediately want to take steps to make sure it doesn't happen to you. Go see it.! In Chicago, the fourteen-year-old Annie lives with her family in the suburb and she has been chatting in a teen chat room in Internet with the sixteen year-old Charlie. When they get close to each other, Charlie tells that he is actually twenty years old. They schedule to meet each other but when Annie meets Charlie, she realizes that he is about thirty-five years old and is disappointed. However, she is seduced by Charlie and loses her virginity to her "boyfriend" in a motel. Her best friend Brittany tells to the school counselor about the relationship of Annie with an older man and the teenager is sent to medical examination. Her parents Will and Lynn are visited by the FBI Agent Doug Tate that is in charge of the investigation. The family is torn apart and while Lynn supports her daughter, Will becomes obsessed to find the sexual predator.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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