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In ‘The Guilty’ Jake Gyllenhaal Runs the Full Gamut of Emotion
Based on the critically acclaimed Danish film by the same name, The Guilty‘s script does well with infusing the Jake Gyllenhaal-led film with blistering commentary about the American policing complex and the inherent distrust people have in it.
Under the surface of a somewhat cut and dry thriller, there are also conversation starters about how the police handle mental health crises, toxic masculinity, and the abuse of power.
Disgraced police detective Joe Baylor (Gyllenhaal) has been put on call center duty while he awaits trial for something he did in the line of duty. The plot takes place over the course of one night shift, on the eve of his trial.
It will have a limited theatrical release starting September 24th, prior to streaming exclusively on Netflix on October 1st, 2021.