BY SINDY SALMERON
Netflix’s “The Guilty” film will not only keep you at the edge of your seat but will also make you wonder if the film is based on a true story.?
The film was released on October 1 and has become popular around the world. According to Flix Patrol, a website that tracks streaming statistics for the world’s major platforms, “The Guilty” has been the No.1 streaming movie in the world.
The film follows Joe Baylor who is played by actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Joe is an LAPD officer who works at a 911 call center, throughout the night he answers emergency phone calls, the suspense begins when one of those calls comes from Emely, a woman who seems to be in danger. He will attempt to help her but he realizes that nothing is as it seems.
Netflix’s “The Guilty” was directed and produced by Antione Fuqua, best known for the film “Training Day. The film “The Guilty” is actually a remake of the recent 2018 Danish film directed and co-written by Gustav Moller also titled the same as the Netflix Movie.
The most interesting elements of the film are the plot and the acting. Gyllenhaal (Joe) does an excellent performance at showcasing emotions like worry, frustration, stress, and eagerness. The audience can get to feel the emotions of the character, while the dramatic pauses and the lack of information keep the audience glued to the screen.
One of the main downsides of the movie is that it’s set entirely in a single location, a call center which means that the majority of the actors are only heard through their voices and not seen. The second downside is that the film falls short in fleshing out Joe’s story. But despite those shortcomings, the film is good and fast-paced with a running time of 1 hour and 31 minutes.
“The Guilty” is available to stream now on Netflix.
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