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The Movie:

Many are well aware of Keifer Sutherland's efforts as Jack Bauer every week on "24". However, few are likely aware of the fact that Sutherland is a music producer who has his own record label (Ironworks) and a small roster of artists, including Rocco Deluca and the Burden. As is clearly evident early in the picture, Sutherland is about as passionate about music as one can get - bands should wish to have someone with this much passion about their work (he even gets a band tattoo) in their corner, whether they're a celebrity or not.

"I Trust You To Kill Me" watches as the friendly, rather quiet Sutherland takes on the role of band manager as the group heads off for a tour of Europe. When Sutherland isn't offering up his philosophies on music and life, he's pushing the band hard, even trying to get people off the street, who look understandably rather surprised to see Sutherland giving out concert tickets (but really, how do you say no when Jack Bauer is trying to give you a free concert ticket?)

As for Rocco Deluca and the Burden's performances in the film, they're fine - I'm not as enthusiastic as Sutherland about the rock band's music, but it's not bad, either (and I'm not a huge music buff.) The picture maintains a fairly low-key attitude (even when Sutherland's passionate about the band's music, he's still pretty easy going), aside from one moment where a drunken Sutherland literally flings himself into a giant Christmas tree in the lobby of a hotel.

Otherwise, "I Trust You To Kill Me" is amicable and decent, if rather uneventful. It promotes the band, it makes Sutherland look like a caring manager (and an interesting character, even when he's not playing a character) who works hard to promote what he believes in. There's just not much conflict and not really all that much to the proceedings.


VIDEO: Filmed on video, "I Trust You To Kill Me" is presented by Visual Entertainment in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. The picture quality is reasonably good, considering the low budget of the film. Sharpness and detail are generally decent, with brighter, outdoor sequences coming through best.

Some minor artifacting is seen at times, although this issue really doesn't become a distraction. No edge enhancement was seen and colors looked fairly accurate.

SOUND: The film's Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack does present the music quite well, although dialogue during the non-performance scenes can be a bit difficult to hear at times.

EXTRAS: 3 music videos from the band and featurette.

Final Thoughts: "I Trust You To Kill Me" shows that Sutherland is an interesting character even when he's not trying to act. As a concert movie, it's a good showcase, but aside from a Christmas tree getting attacked, it's rather uneventful otherwise. Recommended for fans of the band and fans of Sutherland may want to try it as a rental, as he's seen throughout much of the show.

Film Grade
The Film B-
DVD Grades
Video 84/B
Audio: 88/B
Extras: 70/C-

DVD Information

I Trust You To Kill Me
Visual Home Entertainment
Dolby Digital 5.1
90 minutes
Subtitles: English
Rated R
Dual Layer:Yes
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