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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I saw this at a festival and hated it, then sat through it again a year later and decided it wasn't so bad, aside from the god-awful ending."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Two couples in trouble, one with kids, another considering them. Writer-director Bart Freundlich's challenge is to stress them and find a resolution to their conflicts in ways that aren't banal, predictable or witless. And he settles for one out of three."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
""Trust The Man" is an agreeable New York-centric romantic comedy about two couples on the brink of self-destructing."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"An intelligent low-brow comedy for adults."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Calgary Movies
"It's winter in New York and two couples symbolically battle rain, wind and snow as their relationships skid on thin ice. There are some funny lines, novel situations and for the most part, the film is amusing, even though some of the laughs are contrived"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"It's a pity, because few romcoms pull off the basically sympathetic mining of personal vanities and social embarrassment that the film manages in its opening hour."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"The fact that Freundlich tries to put some thoughtful commentary into a formulaic story is commendable, but in the end either his faith wavers or the studio intervened."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Really when you cut through all the garbage, Bart Freundlich presents us with an illusion of originality..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"There's no feeling of weight or consequence in a movie so shapeless it has not one but two musical montage sequences...and a "one month later" card."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Freundlich's intelligent, very funny take on male-female relationships manages the not inconsiderable feat of being both jaded and appealingly fresh."
‑ Liz Beardsworth, Empire Magazine
"Freundlich's outstanding cast (including Garry Shandling, Eva Mendes, Ellen Barkin, Bob Balaban and James LeGros) -- his best since 1997's The Myth of Fingerprints -- glosses over miscalculations with sheer star power."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"I wish the film were true to itself and its quartet of puzzled, struggling lovers; their collapse into sitcom idiocy felt uncomfortably close to betrayal."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"This rickety empty-feeling production has a script & stars that deliver lots of edgy little subtle jokes. The dialogue is crisp and crunchy, but the romance is nearly absent."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Over the next ninety minutes or so we are treated to a series of scenes that, while often funny, seem to exist because the cast was in the same room together."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Trust the Man has its moments but it's ultimately disappointing, despite strong performances from its excellent cast."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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