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Trust Reviews

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
April 18, 2011
Little more than a well-acted series of loose ends and cop-outs.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 31, 2011
He's adept with actors, but Schwimmer has yet to locate his strengths behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
March 31, 2011
There is a better place for films like David Schwimmer's Trust than a theater, and that place is the Movie of the Week slot on broadcast television
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 1, 2011
Prurient, ham-handed and amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 1, 2011
The script is blaring and obvious at all times, and in his second directorial effort, David Schwimmer doesn't have a clue how dull it is for the audience to endure scene after scene of anguish, crying and screaming matches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Geoff Berkshire
March 31, 2011
An episode of To Catch a Predator that confuses itself for In the Bedroom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
March 31, 2011
Unfortunately, this well-acted cautionary tale is hampered by a lack of visual finesse and a script (by Andy Bellin and Robert Festinger) in need of a narrative rethink and a dialogue polish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
April 4, 2011
Characters are less characters than placards in a revved-up PSA about the Gen Y horrors of teen rape.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
March 31, 2011
The claustrophobic film offers a strange anti-catharsis; it's all tension and frustration with no crowd-pleasing release.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 22, 2010
It had potential, but the execution is all wrong, as it should have been handled with more sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Justin Chang
March 28, 2011
Actor-helmer David Schwimmer makes an ill-advised shift into Afterschool Special territory with his sophomore feature, Trust.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 14, 2011
A big-screen version of a Lifetime Network movie--more sharply drawn and powerfully delivered, perhaps, but essentially cut from the same cloth.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Bradshaw
July 7, 2011
The whole section of the plot dealing with Will's shame and rage at failing to protect his child is hammily and unconvincingly acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 31, 2011
It's easy to imagine how this story could have been exploited and dumbed down. It works instead with intelligence and sympathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
April 4, 2011
[A] challenging and provocative must-see movie that provides no pat answers and will surely have audiences talking long afterwards.
| Original Score: 4/5
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