I Trust You to Kill Me
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Filmmaker Manu Boyer highlights the determined struggles of an unknown band to make a name for themselves as their curiously high-profile manager does his best to spread the good word in a musical documentary that is at once entertaining and surprisingly endearing. As Rocco Deluca and the Burden tirelessly tour through Dublin, London, and Berlin, their well-known road manager Kiefer Sutherland spares no expense in promoting both his best-loved musical act and his emerging new independent record label, Ironworks Music. Whether promoting the band in interviews or simply standing outside of the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A home movie masquerading as a feature documentary."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"I Trust You to Kill Me has enough virtues -- principally Sutherland's presence and the quality of the music -- to make it an enjoyable trip."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times
"... it seems as though Boyer started out wanting to document a struggling band's rise to stardom and quickly lost interest in them at the sight of a more famous personality."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"He's cute, the film's cute and the band's more than competent. What more do you want from something like this?"
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"It doesn't seem like a single scene was filmed without the main characters being aware that the cameras were on, and there is almost no dramatic tension."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"A rather standard out-on-the-road rock doc except for one unique and under-explored twist: The 24 star, after signing the band to his label, impulsively decided to accompany them on this barnstorming adventure as their tour manager."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"...it's difficult to overlook the film's sporadic bursts of effectiveness (including, of course, the infamous episode in which Sutherland drunkenly tackles a Christmas tree)."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Boyer dutifully follows Sutherland and the band around hotels, and documents a series of shows, devoting generous screen time to DeLuca's tormented repertory, but overall the drama stays between the lines."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Even when he looks like a complete dolt, Sutherland still comes off sympathetically, as a cool guy."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"At its frequent best, the artfully crafted doc earns respect as an insightful and arresting behind-the-scenes look at what any band must endure to make that first lunge at the brass ring."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"elusive and distant"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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