Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: October 19, 2018
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JohnMurlowskiDec 9, 2018
This is the most gripping movie I've seen in years. The filmmaking and the lead (and only) actor is stunning. See it before they ruin it with an American remake.
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RaduAJan 5, 2019
This film is a masterpiece. This film, which takes place only in one place, does not become boring, but on the contrary becomes more interesting. The smart use of twists and good visual and audible quality increase suspense. Let's not forgetThis film is a masterpiece. This film, which takes place only in one place, does not become boring, but on the contrary becomes more interesting. The smart use of twists and good visual and audible quality increase suspense. Let's not forget about Jakob Cedergren who performs very well. Expand
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SSRJan 5, 2019
I was expecting good things with The Guilty based on the reviews so far, but was disappointed. It feels very much like a straight-to-TV film, with all that goes with i.e. average acting and an average story. Although not strictly a singleI was expecting good things with The Guilty based on the reviews so far, but was disappointed. It feels very much like a straight-to-TV film, with all that goes with i.e. average acting and an average story. Although not strictly a single character film, I've seen others that are far better e.g. Locke, and Buried. Expand
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AnanisaptaMay 9, 2019
This is the best drama I've seen in years! It follows the classic Greek rule of unity in action, place, and time -- a single character and some voice actors, in a confined area, in real time, lasting a bit more than an hour. The authorsThis is the best drama I've seen in years! It follows the classic Greek rule of unity in action, place, and time -- a single character and some voice actors, in a confined area, in real time, lasting a bit more than an hour. The authors mercilessly toy with your assumptions and prejudices, and have the courage to leave you a bit up in the air at the end. Not to give it all away, "Who ya gonna call?" is the question. The ghost of Sigmund Freud hovers over the shoulder of a singularly satisfying dramatic performance. Expand
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JLuis_001Nov 15, 2018
in a way I must make a spoiler about the story of this film because of the way in which is narrated.

This film is entirely centered on the main character: Asger Holm. The whole film is located in the same place: A police switchboard that
in a way I must make a spoiler about the story of this film because of the way in which is narrated.

This film is entirely centered on the main character: Asger Holm. The whole film is located in the same place: A police switchboard that receives emergency calls.
The film never changes the scenario and everything is told with the main character through calls he is making to resolve what is initially a kidnapping, then a murder and then I'll just say a very interesting narrative twist that is conducted with a second narrative that involves the same character and that eventually gives meaning to the title and its resolution.

The film is quite tense and quite entertaining. It only lasts 85 minutes and honestly considering its narrative resource it's very functional.

I do recommend it.
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amheretojudgeDec 9, 2018
Miller's skilled mannerism on verbally melting you down on your very right spot through speculative display of antics is frankly just plain impressive.

Den Skyldige Miller's skilled mannerism on verbally melting you down on your very right
Miller's skilled mannerism on verbally melting you down on your very right spot through speculative display of antics is frankly just plain impressive.

Den Skyldige

Miller's skilled mannerism on verbally melting you down on your very right spot through speculative display of antics is frankly just plain impressive. It is a concept that has been overridden aplenty in the past despite of its uniqueness, but somehow Moller has seems to have decoded it. At a brisk of ninety minutes of showdown, his stage is busy and compelling enough to bedazzle you with one face. In his defense, that face is expressive. Narrowed down into a brief period of husky content, the concept is gripping enough to boost the makers for a much longer time, arguably the entire film. With an infomercial ground as such, there is very little space for the writers to weave out a genuine emotion out of such a confined place that is crowded to its full.

Smartly, the writers has a backstory that they are not ready to reveal until the very last moment, they are waiting for the iron to be at its weakest stage in order to strike the hammer. And sharing that mutual thought or emotion, the only reason they took this much time is to create that arc, kudos to the writers to pull it off. Armed with such a brutal script, co-written by Moller himself alongside Albertsen, it is also a difficult subject to execute upon.

Since there is not much room for Moller to satisfy the itch of using the camera work to its creativity, he has few tricks up his sleeve. And he is not a guy that quits at round one, he uses the tense environment on the script to foliate it by making Cedergren fumble on actions and words. He also uses props and surrounding of the office like shutting down the drapes, switching to a highly functional and efficient computer or table to increase the stakes.

In order to depict the day to day issues that they go through with, he imputed various other cases as a phone call that sends a vital message out there. Another major aspect he uses for the audience to visualize the off screen action is by using sharp sound effects and clear cut audio on phone to makes thing easier. Aforementioned, Cedergren is the apt choice for such a role, his chiseled jawline should not be judged upfront, his vocabulary is generous, his words firm and his eyes speaks the guilt that the film has been endorsing about.

Despite of various emotions he goes through the one that gets to you, is where there is a silent pitch on screen and there is nothing but him breathing is what's left between you and him. The primary reason why Moller's world is adaptive and the tale absorbing, is how humble it is, each character is dipped on their sorrow and is yet ready to shred the last inch of their life for the betterment of others, and on that beautiful note, it is hauntingly poignant. Den Skyldige is more theatrical act than it is cinematic, all the cards are not won over by it, but then not all of it were dealt.
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wevertonaguiiarMay 17, 2019
Um dos melhores filmes de drama que vi nos últimos anos. é difícil manter a atenção do público tendo apenas um ator em cena, mas o brilhantismo do roteiro consegue superar esta barreira. Só senti um pouco a falta de alguma trilha sonora;Um dos melhores filmes de drama que vi nos últimos anos. é difícil manter a atenção do público tendo apenas um ator em cena, mas o brilhantismo do roteiro consegue superar esta barreira. Só senti um pouco a falta de alguma trilha sonora; entendo que a ideia era deixar o mais limpo possível, mas acho que não atrapalharia. Roteiro perfeito e atuações sensacionais.. Expand
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bataguilaJun 10, 2019
EMOCIONANTE, HACE VOLAR TU IMAGINACIÓN, SORPRENDENTE. LO MEJOR ES MUY ÁGIL Y RÁPIDA. EN MI TOP 3 DEL AÑO HASTA AHORA.
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movieducationOct 29, 2018
Danish submission at the Oscars - THE GUILTY makes prolonged echo after credit rolls by defying my typical judgement that is coming from the premise only. Simple and thrilling, foreseeable revelation and deeply human, affecting story ofDanish submission at the Oscars - THE GUILTY makes prolonged echo after credit rolls by defying my typical judgement that is coming from the premise only. Simple and thrilling, foreseeable revelation and deeply human, affecting story of seeking redemption out of thin air. Expand
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SergioMaJan 9, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Classic tale with expected outcome. You'll guess the ending when you pass the first third of the movie. Bold directing with only one production set, but didn't reach the hoped for results. Expand
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aboode95Jan 12, 2019
A story so gripping that you'd be glued to your seat. If you think you want to just play a movie in the background while you do something else, you can't do that with this movie. Thriller is written all over it. And the exclamation part isA story so gripping that you'd be glued to your seat. If you think you want to just play a movie in the background while you do something else, you can't do that with this movie. Thriller is written all over it. And the exclamation part is that the whole movie is inside one place. A feeling of helplessness kicks in, barging through the door and you are left wondering what is going to happen next? What will he do? Truly a must see movie. Expand
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