Real stars don’t get reality shows; they get reality movies. I Trust You to Kill Me is an odd, revealing documentary curio about how Kiefer Sutherland took a not-great indie band he manages out on tour during a break from 24 last year. At first the doc seems vain, but filmmaker Manu Boyer is appropriately skeptical of his star subject, who gets drunk, tackles a Christmas tree, and confesses a lot — sometimes stirringly — to the camera. Even when he looks like a complete dolt, Sutherland still comes off sympathetically, as a cool guy.
Normally, I wouldn't be drawn to a "rockumentary" unless itcontained a Stonehenge music sequence. But as a fan of and its star,Kiefer Sutherland, this film grabbed my attention for his real life role as theband's tour manager. The lesson here is that expanding your horizons leads tounforeseen treats, and one of those treats is I Trust You to Kill Me, anhonest, probing, and entertaining documentary of the first order. While there isa glaring lack of Stonehenge stage pieces, you do get to watch Kiefer drunkenlythrow himself into a Christmas tree. That there is an even trade-off.
29 Nov 2011
Most people find Specialist Barton so annoying as to be impossible to work with. He's been bounced off so many black ops teams it's probably a record.
Agent Coulson is made of sterner stuff.
Producer Pliny Porter (L) looks on as actor Kiefer Sutherland speaks at the DC Independent Film Festival's screening of 'I Trust You To Kill Me' at the University of the District of Columbia on March 11, 2007 in Washington, DC.
Keifer Sutherland poses with a fan at the DC Independent Film Festival's screening of 'I Trust You To Kill Me' at the University of the District of Columbia on March 11, 2007 in Washington, DC.