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Trust Reviews

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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
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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-
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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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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 1, 2011
I must admit [Schwimmer's] done a solid job with this queasy drama.
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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
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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.
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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.
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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.