Review: ‘The Guilty’ is saved by a fully committed Jake Gyllenhaal performance

THE GUILTY: JAKE GYLLENHAAL as JOE BAYLER. CR: NETFLIX © 2021.

Jake Gyllenhaal is one of our great actors at this point. He has proven himself over and over again in a multitude of supporting and leading roles. That he carries The Guilty –a remake of a recent, critically acclaimed Danish film of the same name– should be no surprise then, given his stature. Given the conceit that most of the other characters are only ever heard on the phone, it’s also the main thing that the movie has going for it.

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Confirmed: Antoine Fuqua is Directing Denzel Washington in ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Remake

Denzel Washington

Remember we told you a few months ago that this might happen? Well it’s happening.

Variety reports in passing that Magnificent Seven will be the next team up for the pair whose current film, The Equalizer is doing so well in festivals that a sequel is already in the works.

There’s bound to be some people who aren’t too happy with a classic being remade but The Magnificent Seven is fact a remake of Seven Samurai, and has been remade over an over and over again (a group of heroes from different backgrounds band together to fight off a villain and his many nameless henchmen, sound familiar Marvel fans?).

Ultimately movies like this are going to be remade so maybe we should just hope that the remakes are good. Right? Right.