The Guilty [Movie Review]

The Guilty [Movie Review] | I have to admit that I was unfamiliar with this one. But when I saw that Jake is starring in it, I decided to watch it. 

Was it a good decision to watch it?

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The Guilty (2021) Trivia

  • Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough, Christina Vidal Mitchell, Eli Goree, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Paul Dano, Peter Sarsgaard
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Produced by: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, David Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Haring, Michel Litvak, Svetlana Metkina, Antoine Fuqua, Scott Greenberg, Kat Samick
  • Production companies: Bold Films, Amet Entertainment, Nine Stories Productions, Fuqua Films
  • Distributed by: Netflix
  • Release date: September 11, 2021
  • Running time: 90 minutes
  • Rating: R (for language throughout)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Tomatometer: 73%
  • Metascore: 66%
  • IMDb: 6.2/ 10
  • This is a remake of Danish movie, The Guilty (2018). 
  • Shot in just 11 days during October 2021.

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The movie starts with a scene showing a huge bush fire in California and the scenes in a 911 call-centre. Joe Baylor is a short-tempered cop that has been demoted to be a 911 call-centre operator due to an ongoing case investigation involving him. What the case is, it will only be revealed at the end of the movie.

Being short-tempered, Joe tries his best to control his composure when answering the calls, especially the ones that are not life-or-death. At some points, he even blames the callers for their stupidity and carelessness that causes their misfortunes. 

The Guilty, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Netflix, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle
The Guilty, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Netflix, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

A call from a Emily who is currently being held in a moving van has Joe's interest to assist him. He assists her to stay calm and answer his question as Joe is determined to rescue Emily from her abductor. 

There are protocols to follow and Joe has little respect and patience towards the long and winding protocols. He starts to cut-short the standard protocols as he really want to bring Emily home to her family.

Somehow, his assisting Emily to safety has become personal.

Is that wise, making it personal? Was it the right decision?

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Plot: 4.7/ 5.0 I watch this one without watching the original one. And I love the plot. The tagline "Listen. Carefully." applies beautifully to this one. 

And I kinda hate Jake here - so rude! Hahaha

Cast: 4.9/ 5.0 Considering that Jake is almost alone throughout the movie, except for some interactions with other operators in the call-centre, Jake did good. At times, way too emotional too.

Will I Watch It Again: Yes, I don't mind watching it again. 

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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  1. Rawlins. Filem ni akak tengok pun sebab Jake berlakon. Akak perhati juga kalau dia berlakon, mesti dia pilih filem yang best. Filem biasa pun jd luar biasa. Best kan citer ni.

  2. Thanks bro for the write up. Tengok rating/star almost perfect tu, ada dah idea aku utk movietime this week..

  3. Hey... hey... hey... sounds like an interesting movie to watch. The storyline sounds quite intriguing. I'll check it out later. Thank you for sharing your review with me, Rawlins.

  4. alamak best pulak baca review pendek ni, wajib tengok ni sebab nak tengok watak jack dan emily tu, kenapa dia tiba-tiba begitu personal gitu kan? ;)

  5. Filem ni nampaknya kena suggest kat suami sis la Rawlins. Dia suka la filem macam ni. Sis suka filem ala ala Princess macam Monte Carlo tu, Enchanted ke, Princess Switch ke..... Haha...

  6. Jake kalau dia yang berlakon selalunya tak pernah mengecewakan! Yeahhh... This weekend nak ajak husband tonton bersama-sama

  7. cerita ni mcm suspen.. suka jakan cerita dia.. nanti boleh cari dan tonton

  8. Debar plak nak tahu betul ke decision yang dia dah buat? Rawlins..Marsha kena masuk list movie nak tengok ni....

  9. Rating dh nak dekt 5 mesgi best ni. Kene masuk dalam list. Baca storyline pun macam best je.. Bila seorg polis selesaikan masalah. Menarik

  10. Wow I like Jake and your rating quite promising. I should watch this movie soon since I have no other movie list right now. Haha

  11. Ooo baru tau cite ni, okay masuk list boleh tengok nanti malam.. semalam belek-belek Netflix, blur nak tengok cite apa, mana Rawlins review semua dah tengok hehehehe

  12. Interesting story ya! bila ada kaitan with call-centre ni is so relatable to my daily life too, can understand his situation something :) suspend pun ada ni.. Boleh masukkan ni dalam Watchlist la...

  13. Tak tonton lagi movie ni... Memang nampak mcm best dan menarik cerita ini.. boleh letak dalam list untuk tonton akan datang hehehe...

  14. Jalan cerita dia macam exciting especially bila Joe decide nak rescue sendiri instead of ikut protocol. Menarik la. Macam boleh layan cerita ni. Nak cari la nanti.

  15. Wow this movie has high rating and worth to watch, will check it out this weekend.


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