I don't know why people are complaining so much about the ending of this movie. It's really funny and then it gets really serious. Maybe that's a problem for some. I believe the story underneath is about people being corrupt in big and little ways, and whether there's a line you won't cross in your life. Everyone has their own reaction, but I think this movie delivers a lot more than the average crime film and it's all because of the way it ends. The relationship/connection with Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood is incredible. I thought it was an excellent script, great <more>
acting, and all the emotions of a great movie. I enjoyed the entire movie from beginning to end.
I watched this cause of the trailer and the fact that E.Wood & N.Cage seemed an interesting combo of actors for a crime/heist movie. The actors didn't disappoint, I was glad and relieved to see Cage in a normal role giving an excellent performance. The movie itself surprised me big time, but in a good way; it wasn't what the trailer led me to believe it was. So after checking back to IMDb I was surprised yet again at the 5.6 score and all the negative reviews. I think people giving bad rep to this movie clearly misunderstood it.This movie isn't a crime drama, a thriller or a <more>
heist movie. It's a story told about todays ubiquitous and often lovingly portrayed clueless thirty-somethings', their 'whatever' mentality and it's destructive nature.E.Wood's character Waters note the name lacks integrity, he's the typical clueless, lost person who marries because that's what people do, but he doesn't know how to make it work; he has a job, but doesn't find meaning or satisfaction in it; he has a friend who he doesn't value; when opportunity strikes he's unable to take it because 'good things don't happen to people' and finally, despite clearly not having a moral compass he somehow manages to have a moral epiphany at the worst possible moment only to mess things up, because 'that's what normal people do'.N.Cage's character Stone again, hint in the name had it just as tough yet he still manages to be positive, to hope, to find meaning in his job, to trust a friend, to recognize and seize an opportunity, to take responsible risks, to put in the work, to make pragmatic decisions and to expect and accept the reward of his labor. He's the embodiment of integrity.And when the two get into that apartment above the vault, pessimism kills dreams, kills change and ultimately it kills both of them as well. As in nature, eventually water always wins against stone and after it's done, it dissipates as if it was never there at all.This movie is basically an elaborate and beautifully filmed criticism of the 'whatever' generation who still haven't-figured-It-out. The message this time isn't 'get a job', it's 'pull yourself together already'.I highly recommend this movie. It's entertaining, it's nicely shot, has a good score, the two leads are great the directing is good, it tells the story with good pacing and the message is deeply profound. Even if you disagree with it, I'm sure you'll appreciate the movie as a whole.
Besides the cinematic hints... the ending which if you paid attention is great. And as for the directors, this is not bad for a debut. It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a comedy crime thriller as much as The Trust. Cage and Wood had a really good chemistry on-screen, even the Jerry Lewis cameo was a nice surprise, and good for him: I thought he was dead. At least Cage is back in full wacko mode, and Wood can finally leave Frodoland... everything is held in Trust at the end, and this completes the movie. The directors kept the action humming along with some stylish visuals and <more>
some nifty musical choices, from compositions by Darian Zahedi of the L.A. duo the Reflections to selections by Wagner and Chopin.Wood and Cage have a terrific dynamic together. At first Waters seems to look up to Stone as a father figure, and that clouds his perceptions. It takes Waters a long time to realize what should have been obvious from the get-go: Stone is a sociopath who will blow someone's head off even when there might be an easier way to solve things. The mustache should have tipped him off.
An easy movie to like! And I can see how some other reviewers didn't care for this film. But for me I greatly enjoyed the story, character portrayals, plot, suspense, and the great ending.I thought Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood worked perfectly together as a team of not corrupt policemen but just bored with their job policemen and looking to change their life through a scheme. And for the scheme to work correctly 'trust' is all important! They had to trust each other, trust the plan and timing they came up with, and trust the machinery they had to use to carry out their scheme.Plus <more>
for their trust to work 100% they could not place trust in anyone else! And that is what happens. Officer Waters Wood brakes his trust in Officer Stone Cage and replaces it by trusting the woman in handcuffs. Thus the ending because the only thing that held their trust was the machinery.Watch this movie because it's better than most reviewers think.
Twist and turns and far from the expected (by sajconbusiness)
Giving this movie a 9 might be a bit of a stretch. A 8 would probably be more fitting. But as of writing this, The Trust sits at a 5.4 score which really baffles me so I feel like I need to compensate for the movie. Like some people I was angry at the end this movie delivered. But it was not a bad ending, just not the one you wanted for the characters.It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a crime thriller as much as The Trust. It contains twist upon twist and the acting delivered by Elijah Wood AND Nic Cage might be some of the best I've seen these 2 deliver. They do the <more>
characters spot on and they do not feel like any performances I've seen these 2 deliver in the past.If you are like me and are pretty bored of the expected many movies deliver now a days and want 1h and 30min of being surprised, nervous, entertained and cast a smirk here and there then definitely watch it. This might just be one of those movies that some people will absolutely love and some people will simply hate. I want to give it all the love I can though.
If you're smart you'll like this (by blonkm-882-588631)
Well, I saw the trailer, thought it was intriguing and wanted to see it. I didn't read up on it, I didn't watch the IMDb score, just watched it.With that mindset the movie was excellent from start to finish. However, I must warn the muggles. If you are not a frequent movie analyzer you will simply not get it, and the ending of the movie will shoot you in the face.Oh and also you will not appreciate what inconsistencies and plot holes you may think you are hallucinating about, because they simply aren't there, but you can't see it.I realize most haters on IMDb didn't get <more>
the movie, and they just had to make an account on IMDb of course they didn't have any to ramble and rant about it. Good for you, but bad advice for movie-fanatics. Luckily I don't interpret and judge movies or anything by numbers, and I look a bit deeper. Now about the story: this movie is about two low level cops, dissatisfied with their jobs, with life, with everything, who see an opportunity to get out easily. But reading the characters what you see is one meticulous, smart, methodical, sociopath and one fearful, lazy junkie. At the time when they opened the vault I already knew their plan was going to fail. In fact somewhere from the point where it seemed all to be too easy when the vault wasn't visited or watched in a month I started to get this gut feeling that some danger was lurking.The popcorn public will then think: 'oh this was too easy, some danger will come, but our heroes will of course miraculously survive.' Hello, McFly, think. This movie is realistic, this it not The Hobbit.Biggest spoiler alert ever: they both die in the end, although one of them is still alive in the heads of some over-analyzing movie fanatics.PS: I'm rating this solely to get this movie away from its 5.4
I like this movie. It was smart, fun and kinda strange. But I like it. The best movie with Nicolas Cage in years. I think a lot of people don't get what is happening. If you think about what happened in the movie, it will all fall into place. This movie will be underrated by many. I think I got it. This is a thinker. I would recommend this to people who are a little tired of the same old super-hero movie type and who are looking for a movie that you will have on your mind for a while. A nice surprise from Nicolas Cage and Elija Wood. 8/10 for me on this movie
Enjoyable film, well worth a watch on a chilled afternoon. (by andrew-fielden)
There seem to be a "few" people having problems with the ending. I did not. These people, the type used in focus groups by the major studios, help screw films over, expecting "by the numbers" endings.This ending has more of a 70's tone. I enjoyed it.The actors did a fantastic job, I was transported into their world remarkably quickly. I didn't see "Frodo".. I didn't see "kooky" over the top Nic Cage. Just 2 quirky cops embarking on a caper.The pace, cinematography, direction, and soundtrack helped make this a fun Sunday afternoon watch.I <more>
hope you arrive at this film in a similar frame of mind as I did. Despite the bad reviews I gave it a chance, and am glad I did. Great performance by both leads.
It has been a very long time since Nicolas Cage has done a good movie. This movie is a very good movie though it has a very twisted ending. If you ask why it is good? Then,1. Good screenplay. Throughout the whole movie, I never felt boring. It had a decent pace with moderate ups and downs.2. Good acting. Though it was not stellar, you'll have to appreciate their performance. You can feel Jims greed and Davids tormented thoughts.3. Twisted ending. A bit unexpected ending but it completes the movie. I don't understand why people complains about it. But remember the movie's name is <more>
"The Trust" and the ending depicts it perfectly. So, the conclusion is that it is a good movie. Entertaining from start to finish. Provides some thoughts afterward.