The Guilty

critic Reviews

, 73% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Guilty is another Americanized remake overshadowed by the original, but its premise is still sturdy enough to support a tense, well-acted thriller.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    I felt more caught up in the situation here...we stay engaged and enjoying the story...
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    Matthew MonagleAustin Chronicle
    Gyllenhaal works hard to make Baylor a more conflicted character. Yet in humanizing him the film also reduces an institutional failing into an individual one.
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    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    Gyllenhaal's best performance since his phenomenal turn in Nightcrawler. The adaption itself does however fail to make a convincing argument for its existence.
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    Stephen A. RussellTime Out
    If you come to this Netflix remake first, you are going to be blown away by a hurricane-force performance from Gyllenhaal.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Robert LevinNewsday
    Nails the setup, but there's still the matter of generating a tight enough plot to justify Jake Gyllenhaal's grand efforts. And that's where the picture runs into trouble.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    "The Guilty" gets less and less plausible, not least of all in how neatly it ties together various plot elements.
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    Diego BatlleOtroscines.com
    The Guilty is a one-man show as is rarely seen on screen. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Travis JohnsonMr. Movie's Film Blog
    The Guilty '21 is a solid thriller that has definitely found its level as a Netflix programmer.
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    Sameen AmerThe News International (Pakistan)
    Jake Gyllenhaal impressively carries tense drama in the single-location thriller.
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    Lynn VenhausPopLifeSTL.com...Presents
    At a 90-minute runtime, Fuqua keeps it taut, and Gyllenhaal displays the effects of compromised morality that's a necessary ingredient. While this may not be better than the original, this puts the thrill in thriller.
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