ReelTalk Movie Reviews  


New Reviews
Dumplin'
Favourite, The
Front Runner, The
At Eternity's Gate
Green Book
Widows
Restoring Tomorrow
Girl in the Spider's ...
more movies...
New Features
It Had To Be Christmas ON DEMAND
Christmas & Love Songs Medley Show
Dracula: The Deluxe Edition Soundtrack
more features...
Navigation
ReelTalk Home Page
Movies
Features
Forum
Search
Contests
Customize
Contact Us
Affiliates
Advertise on ReelTalk

Listen to Movie Addict Headquarters on internet talk radio Add to iTunes

Buy a copy of Confessions of a Movie Addict



Main Page Movies Features Log In/Manage


Rate This Movie
 ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
 Above AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageAbove Average
 AverageAverageAverage
 Below AverageBelow Average
 Poor
Rated 3.05 stars
by 91 people


ReelTalk Movie Reviews
The Heist Guys
by Betty Jo Tucker

The Trust lacks flashy thrills like those in Tower Heist, one of my favorite heist movies. But it offers two excellent lead performances and another extra-challenging theft showcased on screen. Plus, this crime thriller doesnít glorify the main characters or their actions. And it also makes us think about the importance of trust for people working together, especially on a dangerous project.

Protect and serve cops vow to do.

But in THE TRUST thatís not quite true.

Two policemen hatch a heist plot

requiring planning and some thought.

 

Will Murphyís Law come into play

to ruin the heist and make them pay?

Trusting each other is a must.

Losing trust could cause a bust.

 

And other hitches might appear

even in their robbery gear.

Crime does not pay, the saying goes.

If that is true, these guys have woes.    

 

Elijah Wood, Nicolas Cage

do strong acting on center stage.

They get to show their drama chops

in these key roles as corrupt cops.  

 

In certain spots, THE TRUST slows down --

yet not enough to make us frown.

A better end it should have had.

Still, heist film fans, itís not so bad.

Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood play Las Vegas cops who are not happy with their jobs. Stone (Cage) realizes that no promotion is in the works for him, and Waters (Wood) seems bored even with prostitutes and pot. When Stone discovers unexplained cash on bail release paperwork, he finds the location where the money is stashed and persuades Waters to join him in stealing all of it. Stone knows the place is practically impenetrable, but he thinks itís possible to drill through to the mysterious bank vault. Unfortunately, these new heist guys are in for some big surprises!                    

Cage and Wood deserve credit for their convincing performances as two miserable guys who believe their lives could be made better by stealing already stolen cash. I am a Nicolas Cage fan because of his fine acting talent in so many movies (Lord of War, The Frozen Ground, Rageetc.). But Elijah Wood surprised me completely here. He looks better than ever and projects so many emotions in a very difficult role.         

Directors Alex and Benjamin Brewer show considerable potential with their first feature film. The Trust may not be perfect, but it should please many heist film fans.  

(Released by Saban Films and rated ďRĒ for violence, language, some sexuality and drug use.)

For more information about The Trust, go to the IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes website.


                                                                                                                                                                               
 
© 2018 - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Website designed by Dot Pitch Studios, LLC