The Trust Blu-ray Review
“The Trust” is a flat crime movie.
“The Trust” is the story of two cops named Waters (an unhappy stoner who dislikes his job) and Stone (a curious but eccentric man). When Stone learns about a suspicious cash payment to bail out a drug dealer, he decides to look into it. His investigation leads to a safe. Thinking the job will be a cake walk, he and Waters decide to rob the safe. Of course, the heist goes awry due to a (shocker) lack of trust.
“The Trust” is the type of genre blending movie that just doesn’t work. It’s meant to be a crime thriller with weird quirky comedy, but it’s neither thrilling nor funny. Instead, it’s a slow paced crime flick with no tension, leaps in logic, odd character actions, and an anti-climactic ending (although that moving car scene was well done). It’s simply not worth the journey.
For those wanting to see this film for the two stars (Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood), I’m afraid that’s not enough to make this worth a watch either. Cage is certainly the best performer in the film (and yes, he does have one great freak out scene), but unfortunately, there’s zero chemistry with Elijah Wood who is disappointingly bland here. Perhaps the biggest surprise in terms of the cast is a rare modern appearance by Jerry Lewis as Stone’s father. He’s barely in the movie at all, but it’s interesting to see him here nonetheless.
Presentation: 1.85:1 1080p. How does it look? Say what you will about the movie, but the colorful Vegas locals look stunning in hi-def.
Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD. How does it sound? Underwhelming, but fine.
* An enthusiastic commentary by directors Alex and Benjamin Brewer.
* “The Dynamics Of A Duo”- A featurette on the two characters played by Elijah Wood and Nicolas Cage.
* “The Visuals of Vegas”- A featurette on the cinematography and location shooting in Las Vegas.
* Lionsgate trailers.
* Digital copy.
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