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The Guilty (2021)

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8/10: "We protect people who need...
Thursday, October 7, 2021

"We protect people who need help." This is a tense thriller that takes you inside the mind of a stressed out police officer assigned to call desk duty until he's potentially cleared of an unspecified violation that we only learn about near the story's finale. Officer Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) takes the viewer on a roller coaster ride of emotional conflict as he tries desperately to save a woman he believes has been kidnapped by her estranged husband, while her two young children have been left at home to wait out the ordeal. Involving not only highway patrol, but fellow officers and a former sergeant, Baylor appears about to crack under the strain of not only the assumed kidnapping, but a six month old divorce that's still weighing heavily on his psyche. To say that things are not always as they seem in the picture would be quite an understatement, and the film's turning point hinges...

1/10: Easily the worst movie of...
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Easily the worst movie of the year! The people giving high rate surely is main character fans! Full of boring conversation, and annoying overuse scene! Avoid at all cost! This film start with the news broadcasting about the fire, and the introduction of the main character "Joe" scene! As turnout, this film is about a police officer with murder record "Joe" need to act as a call operator to save a psychopathic woman "Emily"! Entire film full of boring conversation, and annoying overuse scene! Such as, overuse of the news broadcasting scene, overuse of the arguing scene, overuse of the calling names scene, overuse of the staring scene, overuse of the shouting scene, overuse of the hallucinate scene, overuse of the using asthma spray scene, overuse of the watching map on the screen scene, overuse of the talking on the microphone scene, overuse of the talking on the phone scene, and overuse of the recording by writing scene! Make the...

9/10: Wow another film where flatulating...
Monday, October 18, 2021

Wow another film where flatulating buttheads say bot as good as the original, WHO CARES ITS A GR8 FILM MORONS!!! I'm so sick of all you negative pompous armchair directors who compare films to the original or even worse the book!! Hey after doing that 100 times you already know ITS NEVER. As good but you watch anyway and judge it based on that impossible scenario. I base it on what its suppose to ACTUALLY do and that's ENTERTAIN which this movie did!! It was also a reminder of how amazing of an actor Jake Gyllenhaal is. This film was a solid 8 or 9 because of him it's always a magnificent feeling to be entertained by a film that's just based on ACTING, story us secondary to feeling what the actor feels. We loved this film and will definitely watch it again. It your looking for training day or die hard this isnt it, if...

6/10: Hollywood remake L. A. is...
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Hollywood remake L. A. is facing wild fires. Police officer Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) has been put on desk duty awaiting resolution to an incident. He is bitter being reassigned to the 911 call center. He takes a dismissive tone to his callers. He gets a strange one from a woman named Emily. She has apparently been kidnapped.This is a Hollywood remake of a Danish film. Aside from being a copy, this film loses a bit of reality due Gyllenhaal's aggressive portrayal. I don't see how any supervisor would allow him to continue like that. Director Antoine Fuqua probably thought that the material needed some more flashiness and used all the Gyllenhaal acting power available to him. It's overkill. It's still pretty good and the fire adds a nice element to the story. Maybe they could have used some pursuit footage with the fire in the background.

5/10: Snakes in his stomach? Joe...
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Snakes in his stomach? Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a policeman awaiting trial or a hearing and has been placed on 911 duty in LA. We see him handle the first few calls where he appears to blame the victim. He is also stressed by his separated family life. He gets a call from Emily who is stressed and claims she is abducted. He does everything he can to save here and her family. Then comes the devilish twist.I have discovered I like Jake Gyllenhaal films more when I have no idea what is going on with the plot. This was basically a one man play. Jake does a convincing job, I just didn't get into it.Guide: f-word. No sex or nudity. I really thought the LA 911 call center would be more busy and how does one keep getting the same 911 operator from a different cell tower?

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