Sword of Trust

critic Reviews

93% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score93%
  • Expertly drawn characters and a strong senes of humanity make Sword of Trust an enjoyable -- if at times meandering -- journey.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This is a hangout movie -- and I like hanging out with these people.
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    Michael J. CaseyMichael J. Cinema
    Sword of Trust is funny. Laugh out loud so.
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    Martha K. BakerKDHX (St. Louis)
    Sword of Trust demands a little patient appreciation for improvisation over plot or characterization or camera angles, but with word play and sword play, Sword of Trust is filled with funny.
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    Dan WebsterSpokesman-Review (Washington)
    Maron, in particular, is so natural as Mel that it's hard to believe he's acting.
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    Janet LeeFilm Inquiry
    Despite the dwindling ending, Sword of Trust still manages to please us with delightful and memorable performances from a talented cast.
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    Lisa JensenGood Times Santa Cruz
    Maron is up to the task; funny on a dime, yet just as persuasive in the character's more serious and revealing moments. He provides the grounding for the rest of the excellent cast to build on.
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    Cate MarquisWe Are Movie Geeks
    Director Shelton does a masterful job. She draws us in with the humor then throws us off balance, upending assumptions and turning things around every time we get too comfortable.
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    Christopher LloydThe Film Yap
    Marc Maron shows surprising layers in this Southern-fried comedy that drops a lot of quips and pulls a few heartstrings.
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    Hannah LynnPittsburgh City Paper
    Maron plays his strength as another grouch with a heart of gold, and the whole cast has nice chemistry with each other.
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    Robert W. ButlerButler's Cinema Scene
    Sword of Trust is largely fluff. But it's great fluff, a consistently entertaining character-driven wonder.
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