Original title: The Guilty
Tagline: Listen carefully.
Duration: 1h 30min
Vote average: 6
Vote count: 38
Production: Nine Stories Productions
Original language: en
Release date: 2021-09-24
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough
DVD Covers, 2021, Crime, Custom Covers, Drama, Thriller
The Guilty 2021 DVD Cover – Summary
The Guilty 2021 DVD Cover. A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.
The Guilty is a claustrophobic thriller about a disgraced detective seeking to right his wrongs throughout one extremely stressful night. It has a fascinating close-quarters idea, but it feels more like an actorly exercise than a powerful human story. Jake Gyllenhaal’s visceral portrayal as a 911 call-responder seeking to save a mystery lady who’s been kidnapped benefits significantly from Antoine Fuqua’s remake, which is based on the 2018 Danish film of the same name.
While The Guilty’s radio-play intimacy is appealing — so much of the suspense comes from what we can’t see — this English-language remake exaggerates both the protagonist’s inner agony and the story’s feverish intensity.