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All You Need To Know About The Guilty (2021) Movie Review , Cast , Plot , Summary & More

The Guilty is a 2021 American crime thriller film directed and produced by Antoine Fuqua, from a screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto. The fim tells a story about A troubled police detective demoted to 911 operator duty scrambles to save a distressed caller during a harrowing day of revelations — and reckonings. This film is a remake of the acclaimed 2018 Danish film of the same title. The film grabs your attention, and steadily tightens its grip throughout the film, unfolding story layers one by one, increasing tension and anticipation with each layer exposed.

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal as Joe Baylor

Christina Vidal as Sergeant Denise Wade

Adrian Martinez as Manny

Summary & How well The Film Is Performed

The movie tells a story of A troubled police detective demoted to 911 operator duty scrambles to save a distressed caller during a harrowing day of revelations — and reckonings. Gyllenhaal is outstanding in his portrayal of a tormented LA detective assigned to the 911 shift while waiting to find out if he will be punished for past on-duty behavior, the specifics of which are undisclosed until about 10 minutes before the movie ends.

Antoine Fuqua is a very good director of this kind of film and he knows how to keep an audience in its grip from start to finish. The movie takes place entirely in the 911 call center plus the adjacent office and Gyllenhaal is the only actor with significant visual screen time as he puts his superior detective police skills to work trying to deal with what appears to be a domestic violence-related kidnapping based on the victim’s 911 call from what seems to be a van driving east towards the hills while fires are raging all over. This is happening as he continues to deal with other 911 calls as the center has too few people working to handle the call volume.

About half the dialogue is Gyllenhaal’s and most of the rest are the voices we hear on his 911 phone as he reaches out to the victim’s family and other law enforcement personnel to help deal with the crime while maintaining contact with the victim, who is able to call from the van by pretending to be talking with her 6-year old daughter. Once again Gyllenhaal shows why he is one of the best working American film actors who deserves better movies than he often gets.

Is The Movie Worth To Watch

The Guilty gives you a great story from only the side of the emergency call centre operator and makes you feel as though you are in it together with him trying to figure everything out. The soundtrack used is simple but very good, it manages to get you in a state of panic, fear, suspense. Its not an action packed movie with unrealistic superficial machismo.

THE GUILTY: JAKE GYLLENHAAL as JOE BAYLER. CR: GLEN WILSON/NETFLIX © 2021.

This psychological thriller will make you think, evaluate and validate your beliefs of right and wrong & experience how empathy is at the mercy of how much information you have, first-hand. Every little detail like the light coming on and off on the headset when a call is connected/disconnected, the actual visible call screen when Jake makes phone calls, the little breathing sounds & wimpers in the background on calls, the lights, the heartbeat sounds that slip to your subconscious, BGM – pure directive brilliance! Great script, great directing, great actor. Its a definate watch for those who love thrill in life and makes you to bit your nails after every scene and amkes you to sit at the edge of your seat till the very end.

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