The Trust

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

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  • ★★★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 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 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.

  • ★★★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.

  • ★★★½ review by 🎃Eryk🎃 on Letterboxd

    There's two reasons I opted to watch this film. Number one: The cover made me laugh. Number two: I have a very homo crush on Elijah Woods. So I honestly wasn't expecting much. I had never even heard of it until tonight. I just stumbled upon it while looking for something to fill my time doing nothing when I could be doing something productive like working in my various screenplays but in the end I was pleasantly surprised. It starts off like your typical buddy cop film but quickly turns into a crime suspense thriller filled with twists and turns. I thought both Elijah Woods and Nicholas Cage gave some really good performances. Their banter was enjoyable and made me chuckle. My two biggest complaints though would be the beginning and end. The beginning felt very rushed, as if the film was starting a quarter of the way in. There isn't enough time with the character to understand them and their motivations. Why are they doing this? It's an important question with no answer. As for the ending, it's difficult to talk about without spoilers so I'll just say that it lacked any sort of resolution. Despite a muddled first act and weak ending this is a solid crime film and worth the watch,

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