Sunday, November 13, 2016

Movie review: The Trust

When two Las Vegas cops discover the secret hiding place of a drug ring they decide being burglar's pays better. But creating a crazy plan to steal the loot may be the easy part.

Nicolas Cage (Stone), Elijah Wood (Waters), Sky Ferreira (Woman), Ethan Suplee (Detective), Kenna James (Capt. Harris), Eric Heister (Irish Guy), Steven Williams (Cliff), Jerry Lewis (Dad), Kevin Weisman (Roy).

The Trust, although quirky from the start, begins pretty well with some introductions and plot setup. Things get rolling and move along through the first half of the film nicely, but the second half will leave some viewers in the dust when the reasonability of the film goes off the rails. We are eventually treated to a disappointing ending, never even fully understanding who owns the vault being robbed.

Acting was mediocre but I blame the casting. Cage, familiar with action roles, was cast instead as the comedy relief while still being told he would be the lead in a crime thriller. Likewise Wood, typically in less physically demanding roles, was cast as the chain smoking tough guy. Neither worked. A cameo by Suplee was nice, and the supporting cast was decent, but not enough.

Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were fitting if somewhat bland. Action scenes were mild but good. Dialogue could have used some polish and more depth. Sound and soundtrack were okay.

If you enjoy strange crime thrillers using actors cast contrary to their type and experience, check this one out. If instead you are looking for a more mainstream crime thriller, move along.

With some fairly graphic sexuality, violence, foul language, guns, and drugs oh my! Save this one for the oldest teens and above.

Released: 2015
Reviewed: 10.27.16
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Crime Thriller, Crime Drama

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