The Trust

A pair of cops investigating a drug invasion stumble upon a mysterious bank vault.

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  • ★★★½ review by Tom Morton on Letterboxd

    YES I absolutely am the kind of person who treats himself to the latest VOD Nic Cage movie as a birthday treat. And I regret nothing! There are a fair few recent Cage films that I'd defend as decent entertainment, but most of them had the benefit of low expectations - this one had a really good trailer, so I expected more from it. For the first half hour or so, it's a very funny crime-comedy that gets the best out of both Cage and his co-star, Elijah Wood - unfortunately as it progresses, the comedy seeps out and it turns into just another heist movie - a decently executed one with some tense scenes and a couple of twists, but to me the witty moments worked a lot better than the serious ones, so I was slightly disappointed to see the balance shift.

    Still an entertaining, stylish crime thriller with some excellent moments that are sure to make it into the next Cage supercut video, but not the full-on return to form I let myself hope for.

  • ★★★½ review by A.J. on Letterboxd

    The Trust starts as one of the funniest movies of the year and ends and ends as one of the saddest. It's only 91 minutes long and I was totally engrossed, even though I didn't really know what was happening.... 

    Cage and Wood are fantastic.

  • ★★★½ review by Dan Bremner on Letterboxd

    Well that was a pleasant little surprise. Loses its way by the end, but another fantastic, insane and strange performance from Cage. He really is the man. Not the VOD trash I expected it to be.

  • ★★★★ review by Austin Wolf-Sothern on Letterboxd

    Nic-vember Challenge: 2010s, Cop (and also Criminal)

    Tocember Challenge: 2010s, Cop, Heist

    This worked great (after I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.) for an Elijah-Wood-as-sidekick double feature. He doesn’t stand out as much here, but he has remarkably good friendship-chemistry with Nic Cage. I thought this was a really fun bad-cops heist movie. There are some comedy bits that don’t work, but then plenty that do when they involve Cage, the most gifted comedic actor of all time.

  • ★★★½ review by Matt Thomas on Letterboxd

    Really entertaining. And surprisingly funny. ("Open It!!"). Cage plays Bad Lieutenant meets Raising Arizona. Obviously nowhere near as good as those two films. But far better than a number of his other more recent efforts. I liked the dark glint in the directors' eye too.

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