Trust: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1

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Donald Sutherland delivers a powerful turn as the titular Getty in Trust, yet another telling of the affluent family's saga.



Critic Ratings: 60


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User Ratings: 168

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Air date: Mar 25, 2018
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Tv Season Info

The first season of "Trust" dramatizes the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, a member of the Getty family, one of the wealthiest and most influential families in the US. Harris Dickinson takes on the role of the kidnapped Getty scion, while Donald Sutherland stars as the family's patriarch, the industrialist J. Paul Getty. "Trust" also features Michael Esper and Hillary Swank as John Paul's parents, John Paul Getty Jr. and Gail Getty, and Brendan Fraser as Getty chief of security James Fletcher Chace.


Donald Sutherland
as J. Paul Getty
Hilary Swank
as Gail Getty
Harris Dickinson
as J. Paul Getty III
Michael Esper
as J. Paul Getty Jr.
Brendan Fraser
as James Fletcher Chace

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Critic Reviews for Trust Season 1

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (25)

In the first three episodes, "Trust" doesn't quite match the power of Sutherland and Fraser's performances.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Beaufoy and Boyle evidently had a great deal of fun creating and developing this series, which at times conveys a beguilingly dark and mischievous sense of humour.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Written with smooth wit by Simon Beaufoy, and directed with under-the-radar flamboyance by Danny Boyle, it is everything a ten-part series about badly behaved rich people should be: silly, salacious and yet deadly serious.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It feels like Fraser has been ready and waiting to play this part. The actor hits each telling shift in Fletcher's casual nature just right.

Mar 22, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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[Donald] Sutherland is a natural in the role, the divisiveness and sarcasm seemingly part of his being.

Mar 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Grim, sour and bloodless, Trust is a bummer.

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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It's a whole lot of style and superlatives slapped together to create TV that's flash, but unsatisfying.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Donald Sutherland is monstrously good as the miserly old patriarch, but the problem is that everyone else in the opening episode was just as repellent, and I'd no wish to spend any time in their company.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

One-time heart-throb Brendan Fraser plays him gloriously, all good-Ol' Testament wrath coiled inside immense southern bonhomie. It's like watching a boyband exile suddenly all grown-up, hefty, and singing like Sinatra.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

This is Edward Gorey does Dallas, Downton Abbey as the House of Atreus.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

[Boyle] seems to have opted for more sex, more glitz, and more groovy tunes, from Bowie especially, to keep the viewer hooked.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Once Boyle hands the reins over... to the likes of Susanna White (Our Kind of Traitor) and Jonathan van Tulleken (Top Boy), the drama is allowed to settle down into the kind of muted and sad affair that this story deserves.

Sep 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trust: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    Who can you Trust in a time like this? 9/10.
  • Feb 09, 2020
    This is a fascinating story most of us baby boomers remember. Great acting, beautiful scenery, loved the Italian scenes.
  • Dec 14, 2018
    Great series, one of the best
  • Nov 22, 2018
    Very well made indeed! Songs went perfectly with the scenes and the acting was incredible. The ending wasn't the best but it was very interesting overall.
  • Oct 06, 2018
    The first season was OK. Could be even better with fewer episodes, more pace and if it would be less repetitive. We were bored at times watching this show. Donald Sutherland was very good though.
  • May 31, 2018
    I've been enthralled since the first episode. Sutherland is stellar, Fraser has really sunk his teeth into Chase and has terrific chemistry with Swank portraying a weary but gutsy Gail. The actresses playing old Getty's bevy of mistresses have their own special moments. Getty's manservant is spot on with his barely concealed contempt for the old bastard. Episodes 8/9 were the best of the first season. Got to admit I am really enjoying Trust.
  • May 28, 2018
    For all the good work they did getting to episode 10 (well real episode 9 was the best), they blew it with that finale, its the worst finale FX has even done
  • May 23, 2018
    LOVING IT (not just because hilary swank is so great in it). Reviewers who knock it because "everyone knows the story" lose their credibility with that statement. Everyone does not know the story, and certainly not in detail. We are onto whole new generations. As one who didn't, I'm a big fan of this TV miniseries and how it is done.
  • May 05, 2018
    The show has been done with a worked production, in which the story flows with good rhythm and a ironic sense of humour. crazy environment in england is underlined when you discover it is based in real facts. interesting to watch, and it doesn't make the mistake to elongate the plot just to make more audience.
  • Apr 24, 2018

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