Originality seems scarce in Hollywood right now but every once in a while, a movie comes along that makes you remember why you loved movies in the first place. This is one of those movies.
Sergeant David Waters (Wood) and Lieutenant Jim Stone (Cage) are both bored and desillusioned with their jobs at the Evidence Management unit for the Las Vegas police department, so when the opportunity of a lifetime reveals itself, they decide to break bad. Not the most original of plots, but the way the film is shot accompanied with a fantastic scoring makes it work in ways I wouldn’t think possible before. It had a sense of Ocean’s 11 style heist movie in Juno type indie film pace. It sounds awkward and weird, I know, but it absolutely works. The cinematography is gorgeous and the overall tone of the film is just pleasant.
Both Wood and Cage makes fine work with their characters, but the one thing that really made this film pop was Cage. Over the years, we have all witnessed the dwindling of his performances and the Oscar winner hasn’t really shown us lately that he actually is an actor of said award caliber, but trust me when I say.. Nicolas Cage brings his A-game in this one. He has with him his entire bag of tricks and it was a real pleasure seeing the Nicolas Cage of old back at it again. Add to that a beautiful chemistry between the two and you leave this movie experience with a smile of satisfaction on your face.
The film was written by Benjamin Brewer and Adam Hirsch, and directed by Benjamin and Alex Brewer and it breathes a new sense of life in the heist movie-genre, and even if it’s not completely original, it has quite a few elements to it that I personally am not used to, and even if the ending was at times easy to foresee, it still came off as a surprise. All in all, The Trust is a really good movie, and I would very likely recommend it to friends and enemies alike. Tango’s ‘Stamp of Approval ‘ received, with honors.
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