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Trust Reviews

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Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
May 3, 2013
An excellent screenplay and fantastic performances make Trust one of the year's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 29, 2011
A film that every parent and teenager ought to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 31, 2011
Schwimmer directs with sensitivity and restraint, and gets excellent performances from his cast. Owen pulls off some heart-wrenching scenes, although it's Liberato's revelatory performance as the emotionally confused teen that holds the film together.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 10, 2011
Schwimmer's matter-of-factness becomes a dose of bald reality in the second half of the film... two scenes of concentrated fury and anguish... are among Owen's best work ever.
July 10, 2011
For the most part this is a well acted, intelligent attempt to explore a tough topic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Solomons
Observer (UK)
July 10, 2011
Schwimmer directs with intelligence and a minimum of hysteria, deftly handling the shifts in atmosphere this creepy story requires.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
July 8, 2011
Even if it's a mite clunky, Trust does a decent job and avoids the regulation happy ending.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
July 8, 2011
A gripping, if at times melodramatic, family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
July 8, 2011
This is a very good, thoughtful film and an important one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
July 8, 2011
Trust centers around a horrible event, but it's the uncomfortable shades of grey - as well as the outstanding performances - which make it smart, original and utterly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Caroline Jowett
Daily Express (UK)
July 8, 2011
This is all very worthy and well acted but it does feel like a cautionary tale designed to provoke classroom debate.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
July 8, 2011
Great performances and an intelligent treatment of a hot topic. Profoundly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 7, 2011
Liana Liberato is superb as the girl sinking by slow degrees into the "trust" of the title.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emma Dibdin
Little White Lies
July 7, 2011
Committed performances and a masterful first act bolster this structurally flawed handling of an impossibly tricky subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 7, 2011
Schwimmer, for all his film's limitations, deserves a lot of credit for finding a gifted actress the same age as his central character, and sculpting Liberato's blazing, wounded, needy and all-round award-level performance into the gem it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
July 7, 2011
Owen and Keener give excellent performances, while newcomer Liberato is a significant find. Yet for all its power and understatement, Trust is only a few clicks away from sexploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
July 7, 2011
Any parent of a teenage child, but especially those fully aware of how technology is opening doors to strange places like never before, will find Trust a deeply disturbing watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
July 7, 2011
It may not change your life, but it may just make you wonder what your child is up to on that computer, and just who he or she is "talking" to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Cath Clarke
Time Out
July 6, 2011
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
July 6, 2011
Director David Schwimmer's cautionary tale of the very real dangers posed by manipulative paedophiles grooming young kids on the internet scores some direct hits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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