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Trust Reviews

July 8, 2011
Even if it's a mite clunky, Trust does a decent job and avoids the regulation happy ending.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
July 7, 2011
Committed performances and a masterful first act bolster this structurally flawed handling of an impossibly tricky subject.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
April 21, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/4
April 8, 2011
What Trust conveys, at its best, is that ultimately parental protections are not foolproof, and that is the greatest horror of all.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 6, 2011
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 | Original Score: B-
April 1, 2011
Prurient, ham-handed and amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 1, 2011
I must admit [Schwimmer's] done a solid job with this queasy drama.
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
April 1, 2011
There is no denying that Schwimmer knows something about getting a performance out of an actor. Liberato, who is 15 now, is flat-out terrific.
March 31, 2011
The mantle of social relevance can be a heavy one, but "Trust," a smooth drama about a girl's seduction and rape by a middle-aged Internet predator, is neither preachy nor hysterically overreaching.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
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
March 31, 2011
He's adept with actors, but Schwimmer has yet to locate his strengths behind the camera.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 29, 2011
Afterschool Special stuff, but the ensemble rings quite true in their coping processes, as director David Schwimmer proves adept at tracking rogue emotions that no closing Ordinary People clench can satisfactorily resolve.
March 28, 2011
Actor-helmer David Schwimmer makes an ill-advised shift into Afterschool Special territory with his sophomore feature, Trust.
March 28, 2011
This theme is well-drawn, and the film plays out with great intensity as Owen's character grapples with the fact that the daughter he loves might have changed forever.