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Trust the Man Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 1, 2006
It's the worst of both worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 1, 2006
Two couples in trouble, one with kids, another considering them. Writer-director Bart Freundlich's challenge is to stress them and find a resolution to their conflicts in ways that aren't banal, predictable or witless. And he settles for one out of three.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
August 17, 2006
Like a few too many of this year's adult offerings, this one is a diversion. It's not unpleasant, but it doesn't offer a 'must see' night at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
August 21, 2006
Trust the Maxim. Take a pass.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 17, 2006
Pity the poor Hollywood husband, trudging along in the shadow of his famous wife while nursing underappreciated artistic ambitions of his own.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
Over the next ninety minutes or so we are treated to a series of scenes that, while often funny, seem to exist because the cast was in the same room together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
September 1, 2006
I wish the film were true to itself and its quartet of puzzled, struggling lovers; their collapse into sitcom idiocy felt uncomfortably close to betrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Edward Douglas
August 16, 2006
Often falters in its attempt to find humor in the mundane lives of shallow New Yorkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 21, 2006
Trying to mimic the Woody Allen films is not a bad thing to do, but why not put a spin on it?
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 31, 2006
Bizarrely obsessed with bathroom humor (this would-be sparkling comedy actually begins with a poop joke) and dumb gags at a meeting of sex addicts.
| Original Score: 0/4
Eric D. Snider
August 31, 2006
For people who enjoy watching smug, self-involved, upper-class New Yorkers complain about their problems, most of which are their own fault.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Victoria Alexander
August 30, 2006
Shallow. Freundlich doesn't have a clue about being married to a famous actress. None of the dialogue sounds real.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
August 17, 2006
Opening a film with a small child straining on a toilet and talking about poop isnt just a bad idea; its an invitation to unfortunate metaphor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
September 1, 2006
Freundlich wants a portrait of the non-committal man at play, but Crudup tends to act like he's in Scary Movie 5, and every new scene with him makes you want to grind your teeth to pebbles.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kit Bowen
September 7, 2006
Trust me, a Woody Allen film it is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
August 17, 2006
One of the least enjoyable romantic comedies of the decade.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 18, 2006
This comedy about two self-absorbed New York couples feels like wan Woody Allen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 18, 2006
Trust the Man is one of those movies in which everyone is a writer, and all the writing sounds the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 9, 2008
Really when you cut through all the garbage, Bart Freundlich presents us with an illusion of originality...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 22, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
September 23, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 2, 2006

Baltimore Sun
September 2, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
October 27, 2006

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 12, 2011
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