Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Trust: High-Rolling Heist Action

Academy-Award winner Nicholas Cage returns to the big screen with The Trust movie. He is joined by no less than Screen Actors Guild awardee Elijah Wood, and together, they form an explosive combination in this action-packed flick that tells the story of two disillusioned cops looking to make a heist of a lifetime.

Sgt. David Waters (Wood) and his boss Lt. Jim Stone (Cage) are both finding it hard to make ends meet. They discover hideout where a crime syndicate stashes their drug money, so they hatch a plan to steal the illegally-acquired cash. This results in humorous exchanges, car chases, and tense moments as they drill their way into infamy and fortune. They initially think of it as an easy hit, but complications set in along the way. Aside from a rather-half-baked plan, one of them suffers from a change of heart and this adds even more struggles into the mix of conflicts that the duo has to endure.   Cameos come courtesy of veteran comedian Jerry Lewis and in a pivotal role, model and singer/songwriter Sky Ferreira. 

Wood, who gives that innocent and ethereal vibe audiences enjoyed at the Lord of the Rings trilogy provides the perfectly poignant foil to the hardened realness of Cage, whose manic turn at Ghostrider comes to mind. The finely-written storyline by Ben Brewer and Adam Hirsch plays out with a penchant that stops just before becoming melodramatic, so the action sequences do not take a backseat in this thrilling ride.  


The Trust is a Saban Films/Lionsgate release of a Highland Film Group presentation of a Hassell-Free presentation, showing in Philippine theaters starting June 29,2016, through Octoarts Films International.


The Trust synopsis:

Waters and Stone are two nobody police officers working dull
administrative jobs and making extra money selling stolen Civil Service Exams to other officers. When Stone hears a story about a heroin dealer quickly beating his extremely high bail, the two friends set into motion a plan to find the origin of such a large amount of cash.

Through diligent police work they follow a trail that leads directly to a custom
bank-style vault built into the back room freezer of a small grocery store. They
put a plan into motion to rob the vault and split whatever they find inside. But by the time they figure out what the vault contains, it’s already too late to turn back.

The Trust is a film about the philosophy behind a crime. It’s a taxonomic
approach to the heist movie that gives the audience a chance to examine closely
each dark development, as the two cops slip quietly into a rabbit hole from which they cannot return.

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