The Guilty is Netflix’s newest crime thriller, and it is catching the audience’s attention. The film follows a police officer demoted as a dispatcher and one 911 call alarms him to the point where he frantically investigates the situation to save an abducted woman. Although the remake lacks some of the structure and cohesive plot from the original Danish film, it is nevertheless a thrilling and tense story enhanced by Jake Gyllenhaal’s chilling performance.
Part of the film’s suspense factor stems from the single location perspective that focuses on Gyllenhaal’s character while building up its story with a shocking plot twist. It makes movies like The Guilty a nail-biter, and luckily, many other films follow a similar technique, plotline, or both.
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