Genre : Crime/Action
Country : USA
Jeffrey Dean Morgan : Vaughn
Robert De Niro : The PopeDave Bautista : Cox
Director : Scott Mann
“I’m here to ask a favor, a big one.
$300,000 big, at least.”
“The Trust” was about a robbery in “Ocean’s Eleven” style by a “Dumb and Dumber” looking duo. In this film it’s “Ocean’s Eleven” mixed with portions of “Speed“. But this time without an adorable Sandra Bullock at the steering wheel. Robert De Niro doesn’t need to prove that he’s a class actor. That’s beyond dispute. But if you look at the list of films he played in the last few years, I can only conclude that he just did a favor for a bunch of friends. Sometimes his contribution is terribly limited (as in “The bag man” and “American Hustle“). Mentioning his name is obviously part of a purely commercial strategy so the movie will get some extra attention. And there are a few films of such a pitiful level, that you start to believe that De Niro is hopelessly addicted to acting and he can’t refuse to cooperate each time a script is shoved under his nose.
Luke Vaughn (Jeffrey Dean), an ex-soldier and blackjack dealer at a casino of The Pope (Robert De Niro), an unscrupulous mafia boss, is facing a huge problem. The procedure for his terminally ill daughter costs a fortune. His plea directed at The Pope is being rejected. The only choice he has (apparently) is to rob the vault of this thriving casino with the cooperation of the disgruntled bouncer Cox (Dave Bautista). That the robbery wouldn’t go smoothly was predictable. And during their escape they hijack a bus. What follows is a chase by a squadron of policemen and also the furious entourage of the Pope. It looked like “Smokey and the Bandit“, but less humorous.
Links : IMDB