Though far from a Rififi-grade nailbiter, it builds to an involving moment of truth.
The movie gets a lot less interesting once it starts to go dark, so to speak, and the elements of the story that you had identified as red herrings earlier on turn out to be, yup, red herrings.
"The Trust" betrays its hidden wispiness as the comic edge dissipates and a dreary darkness takes over.
Wood and Cage have a terrific dynamic together.
The script, by Adam Hirsch and Benjamin Brewer, is full of both humor and menace, giving the actors plenty to work with. That makes for an enjoyably slow buildup to an unexpected ending.
"The Trust" is a so-so heist movie whose dirty-cop character's personality must have been described in the screenplay as "Nicolas Cage-esque." Fortunately, Cage was available.
This dog is dead on arrival, and except for one weird comic performance by the star, there's no hope for reviving a pulse.
Lean and mostly likable, The Trust moves swiftly through the planning stages of the big score-chasing a money trail, going undercover as wage slaves, securing equipment-before slowing to a tense crawl once the big day arrives.
It's tough to pull off the tension when we don't get to know or care about any other people outside of Waters and Stone.