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​People Are Calling Jake Gyllenhaal's Netflix Film The Guilty Intense And Phenomenal

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​People Are Calling Jake Gyllenhaal's Netflix Film The Guilty Intense And Phenomenal

Viewers have been enjoying Jake Gyllenhaal's 'intense' new Netflix film, The Guilty, saying it's a 'must' watch thanks to the star's 'phenomenal' performance.


The film, which landed on the streaming service on 1 October, tells the story of troubled police detective Joe Bayler, who's been demoted to desk duty as a 911 operator.

As he's about to hang up on a woman who he thinks has just dialled through to 'talk to somebody', it becomes clear that she's been abducted and Bayler is suddenly caught up in a deeply disturbing case.


With only the sighting of a white van to go off, Bayler is faced with a desperate race to track down the victim before it's too late - all while trying to decipher the true reality of the story he's dealing with.

A synopsis from Netflix reads: "The Guilty takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call centre. Call operator Joe Baylor (Gyllenhaal) tries to save a caller in grave danger - but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

After the movie dropped online last week, many people are singing its praises, telling others to give it a watch.


One person tweeted: "Just watched The Guilty per a coworker's recommendation and it was damn good. Very intense and a crazy WTF twist, and Jake Gyllenhaal was phenomenal. Check it out on Netflix."

Someone else said: "I can't believe I just watched a man talk on the phone for almost 2hrs and it was entertaining as heck."

A third wrote: "Damn this movie The Guilty is pretty intense."

A fourth added: "If u wanna feel extremely stressed out watch The Guilty on Netflix."


Another said the film is a 'must', saying: "I was hooked has a great twist to it too loved it #TheGuilty."


And once you've watched The Guilty, fans reckon you should give Locke a go, pointing out that the two have parallels as events suddenly turn on the dime of a single phone call.

In the film, Tom Hardy plays Ivan Locke, who learns that a one-night stand is pregnant with his child and makes the decision to travel to be with her. However, this sets in motion a chain of events that turn his life upside down - although you only ever learn of them via the phone calls he has on the journey.

It's a remake of the Danish film of the same name, Den Skyldige (The Guilty), which was released in October 2018 and is based on real-life events - having supposedly been inspired by a real emergency call that the film's director Gustav Möller observed.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

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