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  • Summary: The kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Harris Dickinson) is the focus of the first season of the drama series from Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle, which also introduces his too busy grandfather J. Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland); his drug addicted father J. Paul Getty Jr. (Michael Esper),The kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Harris Dickinson) is the focus of the first season of the drama series from Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle, which also introduces his too busy grandfather J. Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland); his drug addicted father J. Paul Getty Jr. (Michael Esper), and his mother Gail Getty (Hilary Swank), who is broke and left to negotiate his freedom. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 20, 2018
    80
    Trust has its own flaws, but it also has that blend of true crime, macabre comedy, the foibles of the rich and famous, and social issues that made The People v. O.J. so addictive.
  2. 80
    These productions are different from, but equal to each other. Neither is an all-timer, but the performances are strong--in particular, Donald Sutherland as the eldest Getty, and Brendan Fraser as a cowboy-styled fixer named Fletcher Chase--and there are enough momentary fascinations to hold the viewer’s interest during slack sections. Both productions are funnier and more engaging than you might expect.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Mar 27, 2018
    80
    Trust at times seems about as factually accurate as the “B.C.” comic strip, and Boyle’s visual affectations and his over-reliance on split-screens do not always serve the story well. (He directed the first three episodes.) .. Whatever Trust’s hold on the facts, it more than makes up for in its performances.
  4. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Mar 20, 2018
    67
    Whereas Plummer’s Getty playfully issued unannounced tests to gauge his peers, Sutherland’s makes it a blunt habit. This cranky old man is less interesting, which makes Trust a tougher sell as a long-term investment.
  5. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Mar 26, 2018
    60
    Trust has all the trappings of an extraordinary period piece, led mostly by such details that highlight the outrageousness of the economically fortunate. Nevertheless, for all of its zesty pacing and Fraser’s best and largely successful efforts to steal every scene he’s in, there’s some core element of soul and feeling missing from it.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Mar 24, 2018
    55
    Part of the problem involves having Fraser speak directly to the camera, perhaps intended to be more "Fargo"-esque, but which winds up feeling just plain goofy.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Mar 21, 2018
    40
    There’s a vaguely pleasant handsomeness to the series but there’s no imagination and no sense whatsoever why it was important for Boyle or Beaufoy to lend their irrefutable talents to this thorny material.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 19, 2018
    10
    I am really enjoying Trust, not least because I am fan of Danny Boyle. Some people may poke holes at the relatively loose attention that isI am really enjoying Trust, not least because I am fan of Danny Boyle. Some people may poke holes at the relatively loose attention that is paid to the historical accuracy of the script but I think it all works, really well. 21 year old British actor Harris Dickinson is the highlight for me. He has a young Val Kilmer, The Doors era vibe about him and is captivating. The Memento style flash backs and over stylized cuts could be jarring but fit well with the pacing and the music. Now about to start the first non Danny Boyle directed episode, hopefully I will still be a fan by the end of the season. Either way, definitely worth a watch, its a crazy story about a crazy, rich family with top notch acting and lots of exotic locations. Expand

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