Charles S. Hodes
Lisa Schwarzbaum
April 07, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Trust

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
106 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/01/11
performer
Clive Owen, Catherine Keener
director
David Schwimmer
distributor
Millennium
author
Andy Bellin, Robert Festinger
genre
Drama

We gave it an B-

A 14-year-old girl (played with outstanding honesty by young Liana Liberato) falls victim to an online sexual predator. Yet it’s her father (Clive Owen) who freaks, bellows, screams, rages, weeps, and generally crowds everyone else out of the room with his daddy drama. (In keeping with the story’s heavy-handedness, he’s an ad exec who specializes in sexy images aimed at young teens.) David Schwimmer directs this smarmy Hot Topic drama (Trust) with empathy for the craft of acting but less interest in the craft of making a movie move. B?

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