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  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
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  1. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    Jun 12, 2014
    Gregg really reaches far, scattering in bits of magical realism and an art-house ending that is simultaneously wondrous and a trifle heavy-handed. The finale may be a bit much for some, but movie buffs will likely give Gregg the benefit of the doubt.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe McGovern
    Jun 4, 2014
    Gregg doesn’t possess the moral rot needed to crawl into the Willy Loman muck, and the film’s dialogue is Glengarry lite, but Saxon Sharbino, as an enigmatic tween actor, is just as the movie claims: the real deal.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jun 5, 2014
    Thee inside-Hollywood dramedy Trust Me contains so much terrific writing, acting and observation that it becomes a bit easier to forgive writer-director-star Clark Gregg when his ambitions best him during the movie's convoluted last third.
  4. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Jun 4, 2014
    Gregg, who previously directed the very dark comedy “Choke,” never quite settles on a tone; from the opening scenes, in which Molly Shannon plays a neurotic stage mom and Allison Janney a chilly casting agent, it seems he’s going that way again, but a dramatic twist sends the film into less plausible territory.
  5. Reviewed by: Bill Edelstein
    Jun 9, 2014
    Mixing comedy, drama, satire and noir, the Marvel actor’s second outing behind the camera plays for the same kind of uncomfortable laughs that his 2008 dramedy “Choke” did, but this one gazes so deeply into Hollywood’s navel that, with the affable Gregg in practically every scene, it ultimately can’t escape the whiff of a vanity project.
  6. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Jun 9, 2014
    Being played by Gregg himself makes the transition more organic than it was for Rockwell in "Choke," but it still rings false.
  7. Reviewed by: Clayton Dillard
    Jun 3, 2014
    Almost none of the film's characters or scenarios escape feeling contrived under writer-director-star Clark Gregg's bizarro tonal shifts and plot developments.

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