There’s nothing in The Trust you haven’t seen in a hundred other heist movies. Our would-be thieves scout out their location, gather the tools they need for the job, and at some point during the proceedings, things will inevitably go tits up.
What those other films don’t have is Nicolas Cage. Whether it’s ordering drill bits in broken German, or chowing down on a lemon slice covered in Tabasco, he elevates the somewhat pedestrian proceedings with the kind of manic energy only Cage can deliver. Elijah Wood, for his part, does well playing various shades of bemused and horrified.
Man cannot live on Nicolas Cage alone, however – take him out of the proceedings and The Trust proves to be a by-the-numbers bank job with a disappointing conclusion.
CAST: Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Sky Ferreira, Jerry Lewis
DIRECTORS: Alex Brewster, Benjamin Brewster
WRITERS: Benjamin Brewer, Adam Hirsch
SYNOPSIS: A pair of cops investigating a drug invasion stumble upon a mysterious bank vault.