"A smart, politically barbed comedy about truthiness and consequences."
— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
"Sword of Trust proves an enjoyable curio of eccentrics getting themselves in way over their heads."
— Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage
"[Lynn] Shelton weaves multiple coils of rage into a tense and volatile mechanism that... yields bold and surprising implications for politics at large and for modes of resistance."
— Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Even when Maron is playing someone who is the saddest and most cynical person in the room (and maybe the whole town), he is a brilliant reactor who delivers pithy comebacks and wry observations with pitch-perfect timing."
— Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
"Sword Of Trust is one of the most well-written and acted comedies I’ve seen in quite some time and definitely the best I’ve seen so far this year. It has a high absurdity factor but simultaneously the set, costume, and production design is so life-like, you willing go along for this truly weird adventure that really only could happen in the south."
— Lorry Kikta, Film Threat
"It’s a pleasure to see Shelton in her element again, guiding actors to places that feel unexpected yet authentic. Maron is an ideal match for her sensibility, and they make terrific scene partners, too. May this be the start of something special."
— Mike D'Angelo, The A.V. Club
"Sword of Trust has a dogged weirdness all its own, a singularity that extends to Maron having written the excellently jangly score. When was the last time you saw — or heard — a movie where the star composed the music? It’s just part of the its-own-world quality of Sword of Trust."
— Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"The main pleasure of Sword of Trust is in watching an ensemble of expert comic actors play off of each other. The movie was improvised, based on a tightly constructed story, and every scene has some comic jewel in it, some unexpected touch or moment."
— Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle