The Guilty (2021)

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The Guilty (2021). The Guilty: Directed by Antoine Fuqua. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, Peter Sarsgaard, Christina Vidal. A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.

“We should not immediately shrug off American remakes of foreign language films; itu0026#39;s nice to give every movie a chance. But u0026quot;The Guiltyu0026quot; is so stuck on recreating the big tense beats from the original that itu0026#39;s very hard to watch this sort of thing and not think, u0026quot;Iu0026#39;d rather be watching the original.u0026quot; Further adding to that is the fact that Fuqua never seems entirely comfortable with the one-location setting. Heu0026#39;s an action filmmaker, and he will occasionally cut away from the call center to show blurry shots of cars on highways.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eGyllenhaal is the center of everything here and rivets viewer attention as his character desperately, with decreasing success, tries to cover his tracks.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn the end, The Guilty is not a pleasant sit but it does move with force and speed and accomplishes what it sets out to do with a sense of style and purpose.”

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