Trust (2011)



Critic Consensus: 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.
R (for disturbing material involving the rape of a teen, language, sexual content and some violence)
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Clive Owen
as Will
Jason Clarke
as Doug Tate
Viola Davis
as Gail Friedman
Noah Emmerich
as Al Hart
Zoe Levin
as Brittany
Zanny Laird
as Serena Edmonds
Brandon Molale
as Volleyball Coach
Tristan Peach
as Charlie
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 A. Robinson
as FBI Man #1
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 (64) | Top Critics (16)

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.

Full Review… | July 5, 2011
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.

Full Review… | April 21, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

What Trust conveys, at its best, is that ultimately parental protections are not foolproof, and that is the greatest horror of all.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Schwimmer directs this smarmy Hot Topic drama with empathy for the craft of acting but less interest in the craft of making a movie move.

Full Review… | April 6, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Prurient, ham-handed and amateurish.

Full Review… | April 1, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

I must admit [Schwimmer's] done a solid job with this queasy drama.

Full Review… | April 1, 2011
Chicago Reader
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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

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