Yes, folks. Here we are, yet again, reviewing a horror movie.
I would say I’m sorry, but I would be outright lying to you if I did. I love me a solid horror movie, and when I see one worth watching, imma let you know.
Blaine and I watched ‘The Guilty’ a few nights ago via Netflix, and it was once we decided we would watch together as soon as we viewed the trailer. Blaine, however, forgot this agreement and went ahead and watched half of it without me, so we started it over from the beginning and he watched it again.
I told you, he’s a great guy.
Anyways, ‘The Guilty’ is “a 2021 American crime thriller film directed and produced by Antoine Fuqua, from a screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto. A remake of the 2018 Danish film of the same name, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Christina Vidal, with the voices of Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough, Eli Goree, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Paul Dano, and Peter Sarsgaard,” the movie’s Wikipedia Page says.
Gyllenhaal plays a character named Joe Baylor, and the movie follows him as he works a night shift at a 911 call centre. Baylor is a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department and is working in this call centre as he is waiting for a court hearing regarding a misdemeanour that occurred while he was on duty.
It’s evident early on that Baylor is dealing with some personal issues, anger being one of them, and not long into his shift, he receives a 911 call from a woman named Emily who claims she has been abducted by her abusive ex-husband. Baylor learns from Emily that the former couple have two children, one of whom is in a grave situation as the two children are quite young and have been left at home alone.
This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout its entirety, and Gyllenhaal is phenomenal, in my opinion, in his portrayal of Joe. The end features a mind-blowing plot twist you likely won’t see coming, and this movie is absolutely worth the watch.